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Healthcare debate: lessons from Canada for the U.S. subject of talk, April 28

Apr 28, 2008 (All day)
Robertson Hall
Bowl 016
Open to the Public

"The Health-Care Debate: Lessons from Canada, Implications for the United States,” will be the subject of a discussion at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 28, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.

Discussants will include Theodore R. Marmor, Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Management & Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Yale School of Management, and Antonia Maioni, Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and the William Dawson Scholar at the Political Science Department.

Uwe Reinhardt, the James Madison Professor of Political Economy, a professor of economics and public affairs and healthcare economics authority, will deliver the opening remarks.

Marmor's scholarship primarily concerns welfare state politics and policy in North America and Western Europe. He particularly emphasizes the major spending programs, which is reflected in the second edition of The Politics of Medicare (Aldine de Gruyter, 2000) and the book written with colleagues Mashaw and Harvey in the early l990s, America's Misunderstood Welfare State (Basic Books, l992).

Marmor began his public career as a special assistant to Wilbur Cohen (Secretary of HEW) in the mid-1960s. He was associate dean of Minnesota's School of Public Affairs, a faculty member at the University of Chicago, the head of Yale's Center for Health Services, a member of President Carter's Commission on the National Agenda for the 1980s, and a senior social policy advisor to Walter Mondale in the Presidential campaign of 1984. He has testified before Congress about medical care reform, social security, and welfare issues, as well as being a consultant to government and non-profit agencies.

Antonia Maioni’s research interests include health care reform in Canada and the United States; social policy and the welfare state in Canada; comparative politics; provincial politics, Quebec politics; political parties; and the Canadian political process.

She has held visiting appointments at Harvard University, Duke University, and the European University Institute, and is an adjunct professor at the Université de Montréal. Professor Maioni has published widely in the fields of Canadian and comparative politics, with a particular focus on health and social policy. She is currently investigating political change and the future of the Canadian health care model, with funding provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.

This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Canadian Studies program. It is free and open to the public.

Opening remarks: Uwe Reinhardt, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International AffairsDiscussants: Theodore R. Marmor, Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Management, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Yale School of Management; Antonia Maioni, Director of the McGill Institute for the Study...