[URPE] Columbia University: Marie Gottschalk on Health Care - 15 May
Matthew S Winters
msw22 at columbia.edu
Fri May 12 07:52:24 MDT 2006
The Columbia University Seminar on Full Employment, Social Welfare and
DATE: Monday 15 May - 7:15 p.m. - Faculty House at Columbia University
(Optional buffet dinner at 6:00 p.m. at Faculty House)
SPEAKER: Marie Gottschalk, University of Pennsylvania
TOPIC: The Shadow Welfare State: Business, Labor, and the Future of
Over the past five years the shadow welfare state of job-based health and
other benefits has been eroding at an accelerated pace. Many have hailed
the recent health-care legislation enacted by the state of Massachusetts
as one of the most promising and innovative reforms in years. Yet this
legislation and other recent developments in the health-care debate
underscore how far away the United States is from achieving affordable,
universal, and comprehensive health care. They also underscore the
enormous political and other impediments to putting together a successful
reform coalition and the low probability that mounting medical costs will
prompt the business sector to be a key anchor of such a reform coalition.
Marie Gottschalk is currently associate professor of political science and
Chair of the Political Science Graduate Program at Penn. She specializes
in American politics, public policy, political economy, criminal justice,
and the development of the welfare state. She is the author of "The
Shadow Welfare State: Labor, Business, and the Politics of Health Care in
the United States." Her new book, "The Prison and the Gallows: The
Politics of Mass Incarceration in America," will be published this month
by Cambridge University Press. Marie Gottschalk has a Ph.D. in political
science from Yale University.
RSVP to Matt Winters (msw22 at columbia.edu) by Friday 12 May.
Dinner is at 6:00 p.m. at Faculty House, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. Enter via
the gate on the east side of Broadway at 116TH STREET; go through campus
and cross AMSTERDAM AVE. Continue on West 116th past the Law School and
turn left through the gate, turn right beyond Wein Hall on the right and
go down the ramp to Faculty House. Purchase a ticket for dinner ($23) at
the ticket window on the first floor, and then the dinner buffet is in the
DeWitt Clinton Dining Room on the fourth floor.
The seminar is at 7:15 p.m. in a room that will be announced in the
Faculty House lobby. Please look for a bulletin board posting.
University Seminar on Full Employment #613
____ I will ____ I will not attend the meeting on Monday 15 March.
____ I will ____ I will not join the group for dinner ($23)
The seminar on Full Employment is chaired by Helen Lachs Ginsburg,
helenginsburg at yahoo.com, Sheila Collins, sheila.collins3 at verizon.net, and Trudy
Goldberg, trudygoldberg at msn.com.
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