William Pierce (APCO Worldwide, former assistant secretary for public affairs, DHHS)
10-11.30a.m., P 105
Among the most developed nations, the United States has a rather unique health care system. The basic question is why?
While often leading in drug discovery, new technologies, and treatments, the U.S. does not have universal coverage. Yet it spends more per capita on health care than all other developed nations but its health indictors do not match spending. Adding to the mystery, many non-US come to America to receive care, especially when they are very sick.
How did the US get here? Come listen and take part in a discussion: “The US Health Care System: How, Why, What Next?” and hear about the political, economic and policy factors that have shaped and will continue to shape the US system.
On cooperation with the Atlantische Akademie.
As Americans celebrated the 4th of July, so too did the Obama Institute.
Festivities began at noon with a lecture by Dr. David Sirakov, Director of the Atlantic Academy.
Faculty and students were at hand in the afternoon to answer questions about posters showcasing the varied research projects of the institute.
In the evening, Prof. Philipp Gassert, President of the German Association of American Studies and Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Mannheim gave his lecture “A Time for Optimism: Doing American Studies in an Era of Global Transformations.”
Afterward, a reception provided ample opportunity to continue discussions over a glass of wine.
The Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies invites you to an original Fourth of July celebration in the spirit of Independence and the legacy of President Barack Obama. Two eminent speakers, Dr. David Sirakov, Director of the Atlantic Academy, and Prof. Philipp Gassert, President of the German Association of American Studies, will focus in their keynotes on transnational aspects of populism and global transformations, including an American note of optimism. Sandwiched in between these lectures are poster presentations by students and faculty of the Obama Institute. Their research projects amply document the multi-ethnic constitution of the United States and the transnational orientation of the American society, paradigmatically embodied in the Obama family. A reception will round off this celebration with toasts to America’s First ideas.
Invitation & Program (PDF)