case western reserve university



Public Affairs Discussion Group

"Midterm Election Forecast"

December 1, 2006
Guilford House, Guest Lounge

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Jerry Leibman, M.D.

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics-Case Western Reserve University


Dear Colleagues:

Our penultimate Friday public affairs discussion of the Fall term is a topic whose time may be coming again: national health insurance. Our discussion will be led by a highly accomplished clinician and researcher, Jerry Liebman, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics. Dr. Liebman, former director of the division of pediatric cardiology at our medical school, has served as President of the International Society for Electrocardiology and received the 1998 Founders Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Yet he also has had the time and energy to join in the endless effort to improve America’s shameful system of health care finance (please pardon the editorializing, but my position on this one is well-known). As we hit new lows in coverage, and highs in cost, the new Congressional majority will be challenged by it supporters to confront the problem again. Please join us to hear Dr. Liebman’s analysis of what should be done, and join the discussion on ends, ways, and means.

The Friday Lunch is from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. on December 1, on the first floor of Guilford House. Beverages are kindly provided by the Office of University Communications, and cookies by generous supporters.

On December 8 Dr. Terry Wolpaw, Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs, will discuss the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s new curriculum. Then we adjourn for break, meeting again on January 19, when Karen Beckwith, Flora Stone Mather Professor of Political Science, will discuss women’s issues – or the lack of them – in the 2006 election.

All the best,
Joe White

Fall Semester Schedule

Sept 1: Ken Ledford, Associate Professor of History and Law, hosts Jon Entin, Professor of Law and Political Science, to discuss the first year of the Supreme Court with John Roberts as Chief Justice.

Sept 8: Leonard Lynn, Professor and Chair of the Department of Policy and Management at the Weatherhead School of Management, on what U.S. leadership in engineering could mean with the rise of India and China.

Sept 15: Mark Naymik, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, on this year’s statewide elections in Ohio.

Sept 22: Greg Eastwood, Interim President of Case Western Reserve University, on “The Interim Period: Tasks for Today and Ideas for the Future.”

Sept 29: Alan Weinstein, Professor and Director, Law and Public Policy Program, Cleveland-Marshall College of the Law, "Eminent domain: State Legislative Responses to Kelo vs. New London: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.”

Oct 6: Amy Hanauer, Executive Director, PolicyMatters Ohio, on raising the minimum wage

Oct 13: Marty Kress, Executive Director of the National Space Science and Technology Center, University of Alabama at Huntsville, on Organizing NASA for Space Exploration. NOTE: Tentative room change to Mather House 100.

Oct 20: Michael Wager, Vice Chair and Chair Elect of the Port Authority, on its role in local economic development issues.

Oct 27: Pete Moore, Assistant Professor of Political Science, on whatever is happening in the Middle East at the time.

Nov 3: Justin Buchler, Assistant Professor of Political Science, and Andrew Lucker, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science: Midterm Election forecast.

Nov 10: Eric J. Topol MD, Professor of Genetics, on concerns about conflicts of interest in medical research.

Nov 17: Norman Robbins, Emeritus Professor of Neurosciences, on class bias in who gets to vote.


Dec 1: Jerome Liebman MD, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, on National Health Insurance

Dec 8: Terry Wolpaw MD, Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs, School of Medicine, on the new demands on or expectations of medical education. 

January 19, 2007: Karen Beckwith Ph.D., Flora Stone Mather Professor of Political Science.  Where Was Gender in the 2006 Congressional Elections?

Parking: For those people who seek to make special arrangements about parking, the contact person now will be Fay Alexander.  Her phone number is 368-4440, and her e-mail is

Case Center for Policy Studies | 11201 Euclid Avenue | Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7109 |
Phone: 216.368.2426 | E-Mail: | Part of the: College of Arts and Sciences
© 2005 Case Western Reserve University | Cleveland, Ohio 44106 | 216.368.2000 | legal notice