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Thursday, November 03, 2011
Washington, DC Alumni Reception at APPAM Annual Conference
6:30 PM -  8:00 PM

Please join Dean Susan M. Collins and fellow Ford School alumni for the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy's Washington DC Alumni Reception, hosted in connection with APPAM's annual fall conference APPAM's annual fall conference.

Thursday, November 10, 2011
Lecture by Charles E. Phelps - Our own worst enemies: How we and our government created, exacerbated, and extended the health care mess
4:30 PM -  6:00 PM
Lecture by Charles E. Phelps, University Professor and Provost Emeritus, University of Rochester
Charles E. Phelps

About the lecture: Compared with any other nation, the U.S. spends far more on medical care and seemingly gets far less in return than other nations (as measured by such things as infant mortality and longevity). We also have abundant evidence that much of our spending is wasteful, in the sense that regions within the U.S. differ by a factor of two or more (for example) in Medicare spending per enrollee, with no discernible differences in health outcomes.

SHARP Insights: How Title IX Changed the Game, Title IX and Public Policy
5:00 PM -  6:00 PM
Andrew Zimbalist, Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics, Smith College

Andrew Zimbalist is the Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics at Smith College. He is the co-author of the book Equal Play: Title IX and Social Change (with Nancy Hogshead-Makar), published by Temple University Press in October 2007.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
2011 V-BID Center Symposium
All Day Event

Senator Tom Daschle, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and author of Getting it Done: How Obama and Congress Finally Broke the Stalemate to Make Way for Health Care Reform, will deliver the keynote address at the 2011 V-BID Center Symposium.