Fall COMPAS Conference

September 20, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013 to Friday, October 4, 2013
11th Floor, Thompson (Main) Library

The Fall COMPAS Conference will take place on October 3 & 4.  

Regular conference sessions will take place on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning on the 11th Floor of Thompson (Main) Library.

Co-sponsored with the Humanities Institute, a lecture by Ezekiel Emanuel will take place on Thursday, October 3 at 6:00pm in Room 106, Meiling Hall, West 9th Avenue.

A keynote address by Cass Sunstein will take place on Friday, October 4 at 2:00pm in the U.S. Bank Theater in the Ohio Union.

 

Keynote Address by Cass Sunstein

Friday, October 4, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
U.S. Bank Theater in the Ohio Union

Cass Sunstein is currently the Robert Walmsley University Professor and the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.  From 2009 through 2012 Professor Sunstein served as the administrator for the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).  Professor Sunstein is author of numerous articles and books, including Republic.com (2001), Risk and Reason (2002), Laws of Fear: Beyond the Precautionary Principle (2005), Worst-Case Scenarios (2007), Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness (with Richard H. Thaler, 2008), and Simpler:  the Future of Government (2013). 

For more information, please see the event page for Cass Sunstein's keynote address.

Professor Sunstein’s talk is co-sponsored by the Collegiate Council on World Affairs and supported in part by the Moritz College of Law.

Humanities Institute Coordinated Event:  Ezekiel Emanuel Lecture

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 6:00pm
Room 106 Meiling Hall, 370 West 9th Avenue.

Photo of Ezekiel EmmanuelEzekiel Emanuel is currently Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. From January 2009 to January 2011, he served as special advisor for health policy to the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. From February 2009 to January 2011, Professor Emanuel was a special advisor for health policy to the White House Office of Management and Budget. As one of the most prominent voices advising the White House about healthcare, he had a signifi­cant impact on federal healthcare budgets and the Affordable Care Act.  Professor Emanuel is the author of Healthcare, Guaranteed: A Simple, Secure Solution for America (Public Affairs 2008) and The Brothers Emanuel (Random House 2013), a memoir about brothers Rahm, mayor of Chicago and former White House Chief of Staff, and Ari, a Hollywood superagent.

For more information, please see the event page for Ezekiel Emanual's lecture.

Professor Emanuel's talk is sponsored by the Ohio State Humanities Institute.

Conference Schedule:

Events take place on the 11th Floor of the Thompson Library unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, October 3, 2013:

  • 1:00: Welcome

  • 1:15 - 2:45 - Session 1: Privatizing Public Safety

    • Presenters: 
      David Van Slyke (Public Administration and International Affairs, Maxwell School, Syracuse)

       Laura A Dickinson (Law, George Washington)
    • Moderator: 
      Trevor Brown (Interim Director, John Glenn School of Public Affairs, OSU)
       
  • 3:00 - 4:30 - Session 2: Privacy & Public Health

    • Presenters: 
      Joy Pritts (Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Health and Human Services)

      Hagop Mekhjian (Associate Vice President, Health Sciences Administration, OSU)
    • Moderator: 
      Michael Para (Pomerene Professor of Internal Medicine, OSU)
       
  • 6:00 Humanities Institute Address
              Room 106 Meiling Hall, 370 West 9th Avenue

    • Ezekiel Emanuel (Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, Chair of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania)

Friday, October 4, 2013:

  • 9:00 - 10:30 - Session 3: Privatizing Public Education

    • Presenters: 
      Bruce Fuller (Education & Public Policy, U.C. Berkeley)
      Ann Allen (Educational Studies, OSU)
    • Moderator: 
      Joshua Hawley (Public Affairs, Education and Human Ecology, OSU)
       
  • 10:45 - 12:15 - Session 4: Privacy, Technology, & Democracy

    • Presenters: 
      Peter Muhlberger (Media and Communication, Texas Tech, and NSF)
      Caroline S. Wagner (
      Public Affairs, Ambassador Milton A. and Roslyn Z. Wolf Chair in International Affairs, OSU)
    • Moderator: 
      Michael Neblo (Political Science, OSU)

       
  • 2:00 - 3:30 - Session 5: Keynote Address: "Deciding by Default"
              U.S. Bank Theatre, Ohio Union

    • Cass Sunstein (Robert Walmsley University Professor, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School)
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