Sky View Room, 6th Floor MacAlister Hall, 33rd and Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry will be hosting a day-long symposium to evaluate the past, present, and future of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. By the date of the Symposium, the Supreme Court will have heard oral arguments in what will likely prove to be a landmark ruling on the constitutionality of the law in early June 2012. The symposium will feature historians, political scientists, legal scholars, and media experts who will place the law and current health care policy debates in larger social, political, and economic context.
Symposium Presenters (in order of appearance): James A. Schafer, Ph.D., History Department, University of Houston; Beatrix Hoffman, Ph.D., History Department, Northern Illinois University; Jennifer Klein, Ph.D., History Department, Yale University; Karen Curry, Executive Director, Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies, Drexel University; Theodore Ruger, J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School; Marie Gottschalk, Ph.D., Political Science Department, University of Pennsylvania; Kevin Egan, Ph.D., Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry, Drexel University.
This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided for those who register by April 15, 2012. To register, please send an email, subject line “PPACA Symposium,” with your name and affiliation, to Kevin Egan (email@example.com).
Symposium on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
April 30, 2012
The Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry
Pennoni Honors College, Drexel University
10:00 – 11:00 Registration and Coffee
11:00 – Noon Introductory Lecture: The Historical Origins of the Health Care Crisis
James Schafer, Ph.D., History Department, University of Houston:
Noon – 1:00 Panel Discussion: The History of American Health Care Reform
Beatrix Hoffman, Ph.D. History Department, Northern Illinois University:
Jennifer Klein, Ph.D. History Department, Yale University:
1:00 – 2:30 Lunch Roundtable Workshop: The Fact and Fiction of the PPACA of 2010
Kevin Egan, Ph.D. Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry, Drexel University
Karen Curry, Executive Director, Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies, Drexel University:
2:30 – 2:45 Coffee Break
2:45 – 3:30 Featured Lecture: The U.S. Supreme Court and the Legal Future of PPACA of 2010
Theodore Ruger, J.D. University of Pennsylvania Law School:
3:30 – 4:15 Featured Lecture: The Politics of Health Care Reform: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Marie Gottschalk, Ph.D. Political Science Department, University of Pennsylvania:
4:15 – 5:00 Town Hall Discussion:
Moderated by the Symposium organizers: Kevin Egan, Ph.D. (Drexel University), Scott Knowles, Ph.D. (Drexel University), and James Schafer, Ph.D. (University of Houston).
Guest panelists and lecturers invited to answer questions.
Partof the “Drexel Votes” program (TBA)