The Affordable Care Act & The Future of the American Healthcare System 

The Fourth Annual Fasano Memorial Lecture

Lecture, April 2013 || Event Poster

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD
Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and Chair of Medical Ethics and health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania

Join us as Dr. Emanuel describes the pressing need for healthcare reform, the key innovations in the Affordable Care Act and how they are likely to impact the actual delivery of care.

From February 2009 to January 2011, Dr. Emanuel was a special advisor for health policy to the White House Office of Management and Budget. Known as one of the "power brothers," Dr. Emanuel is the older brother of Rahm, mayor of Chicago and former White House Chief of Staff, and Ari, Hollywood superagent.

* sponsored by Evangelical Community Hospital, The Family Practice Center, P.C., and the family, friends and colleagues of Charles P. Fasano, DO

Election 2012: Who Voted How and Why?

Panel Discussion, November 2012 || Event Poster

A panel including experienced national political pollsters moderated by Professor Magee in Economics and Professor Ellis in Political Science.

Ed Goeas, President and C.E.O. of The Tarrance Group, a prominent Republican survey research and strategy team. Mr. Goeas has advised the McCain Presidential campaign and has also worked with a number of key Senate, House, and gubernatorial races in 2010. Goeas also works in partnership with Democratic pollster Celinda Lake on the nationally recognized "Battleground Poll." Mr. Goeas regularly appears on national public affairs programs, including: "Meet the Press," "This Week," "Good Morning America," "The Today Show," "The News Hour," FOX News, C-Span and CNN.

Karl Agne, founding partner of GBA Strategies, which has conducted research for political campaigns at every level, including congressional and gubernatorial contests, as well as directing national research and message development for the Gore-Lieberman campaign. Agne's analysis and commentary have been featured on MSNBC, CNBC, FOX, and NPR; in progressive blogs including "DailyKos," "TPMCafe," and "The Democratic Strategist;" and in numerous print outlets, including The Washington Post, New York Daily News, Business Week, The Nation, American Prospect, and The Boston Globe.

Election Matters

Election MattersPanel Discussion, September 2012

How will the economy affect the Presidential Election? Will the U.S. fall over the fiscal cliff? What are the candidate's positions on immigration, healthcare, taxes, and the debt? What are the underlying economic and political realities behind the campaigns?

Join Professor Scott Meinke (Political Science), Professors Paula Kazi, Greg Krohn, Chris Magee, Nancy White and Amy Wolaver (Economics) for a panel discussion followed by question and answer for these and other related issues.

What a Waste: Why We Waste So Much Food and What You Can Do About It

Lecture, September 2012

Jonathan Bloom is a journalist and food waste expert. His book, American Wasteland. was published by Da Capo Press in October 2010 and he writes the blog Wasted Food. An accomplished eater and mediocre composter, he has covered both serious and quirky topics, related to food and the environment. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsweek, among others. The Boston native now lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his family and many, many containers for leftovers.

* sponsored by OVW Hawkins and the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy