Few issues are more pressing among the public today than expanding access to health insurance and making health care and medications more affordable. Join us for a conversation with some of the country's leading experts, both practitioners and scholars, as we discuss health policy opportunities and challenges in the years ahead.
Energy and Environment
Communities across the country are increasingly facing the consequences of our impact on the environment, from Flint, Michigan, where residents lack access to clean water, to Paradise, California, which was recently devastated by a fire, to coastal areas in our home state of Delaware. As the first school in the nation to offer a Ph.D. and M.S. in the combined fields of energy and environmental policy the University of Delaware is uniquely positioned to help address these challenges. Join us for a conversation about the policies that will have a significant impact on the future of our environment.
Disaster Science and Management
As local, state and federal governments work to address a rise in natural disasters, lawmakers and scholars are increasingly looking to develop policies that improve disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. Join us for a conversation on the emerging research and practices in this crucial area of public policy.
American Politics and Democracy
With many recognizing that Washington is in a state of dysfunction, some believe the root of the problem is failures in our democratic process and political discourse. Academic settings where policy goals and ideas can be discussed in a free and fact-based way could be one critical step to make our government start working again. Join us for a discussion on the current state of our political discourse and the role public institutions play in ensuring democracy.
Middle Class and Urban Affairs
In September of 2018, hundreds of scholars, non-profit executives, students and others, took part in the Biden Challenge, a day committed to discussing strategies to revitalize the middle class. Suggested solutions ranged from investing in the U.S. education and housing systems to changing how we measure poverty and economic inequality. Join us as we further discuss policies that will have a positive impact on the future of America's middle class and the possible fiscal challenges that lie ahead.
*Note: Due to limited seating, lunches are invitation only.