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Center for Policy Studies

Public Affairs Discussion Group

What Just Happened? Open Discussion About the Election Results

Joseph White, Ph.D. - Department Chair, Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Director of the Center for Policy Studies
Friday November 9, 2012
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Dampeer Room
Kelvin Smith Library
Case Western Reserve University

Dear Colleagues:

Since there will mainly be one thing on everybody's mind this coming Friday, we'll just have an open discussion about it. Politics, policy, and maybe litigation - we'll see what it involves.

All best regards,
Joe White
Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy and Director, Center for Policy Studies

About Our Guest...

Professor Joe White came to Case in 2000 and became Department Chair in 2003. He previously was Associate Professor of Health Systems Management in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University, and before that was first Research Associate and then Senior Fellow in the Governmental Studies Program of the Brookings Institution. He received his A.B. in Political Science from the University of Chicago and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. White’s research focuses on the U.S. federal budget, the U.S. health care system, Social Security, and comparing health care systems in rich democracies. His most recent work includes analyses of the cost control provisions and politics of the U.S. health care reform; of budgeting by both Presidents Bush and Obama; and of the role of experts in health policy debate.

Where We Meet

The Friday Public Affairs Lunch convenes each Friday when classes are in session, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. We usually meet in the Dampeer Room of Kelvin Smith Library. The Dampeer Room is on the second floor of the library. Occasionally we need to use a different room; that will always be announced in the weekly e-mails.

Parking Possibilities

The most convenient parking is the lot underneath Severance Hall. We regret that it is not free. From that lot there is an elevator up to street level (labeled as for the Thwing Center); it is less than 50 yards from that exit to the library entrance. You can get from the Severance garage to the library without going outside. Near the entry gates - just to the right if you were driving out - there is a door into a corridor. Walk down the corridor and there will be another door. Beyond that door you'll find the entrance to an elevator which goes up to an entrance right inside the doors to Kelvin Smith Library.

Friday Lunch Upcoming Topics and Speakers:

November 16: Learning from Mad Cows. With Dr. Pierluigi Gambetti, Professor and Director, Division of Neuropathology and Director, National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center.***Special Location: Mather House 100***

November 23: No Session - Thanksgiving Break

November 30: The Medium is the Message: What Happens When Universities Digitize Course Evaluations. With Timothy J. Fogarty, Professor of Accountancy.

December 7: The “Chicago Boys” Without Pinochet: Privatization and Protest in Chile.
With Diane Haughney, Ph.D.
November 5, 2012

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Upcoming Events

The Last Days of Affirmative Action? Debating Race Conscious Admissions in the 21st Century

A discussion with Dean Jessie Hill, Professor Ayesha Harris, Professor George Dent, and Professor Jonathan Adler, Thursday, November 8, 2012, 5:30-7 p.m., Room 157, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 11075 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106. Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association. Refreshments will be served following the debate.

This program will discuss the use of racial preferences in university admissions and the pending Fisher v. University of Texas Supreme Court ruling, which could impact similar admissions programs across the country. Dean Jonathan Entin will moderate. Refreshments will be served following the debate.

The Price of Justice: The Federal Budget and the Federal Courts

A discussion with Chief Judge Solomon Oliver of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Chief Judge Patricia Morgenstern-Claren of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and Professor Joseph White of the CWRU Department of Political Science, Tuesday November 13, 2012, 12:00 p.m., Room 157, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 11075 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106. Food and beverages provided. Sponsored by the Northern District of Ohio chapter of the Federal Bar Association

This program will focus both on the implications of a sequestration order if Congress and the President cannot agree on alternative ways of addressing the federal budget deficit and on the budgetary constraints facing the federal courts even if sequestration can be avoided. This is a really important subject, both for lawyers and the general public, but it has not received very much attention.

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