Fall 2012

The 2012 Election: Policy Advice to the  President

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Links to the video recordings of each session will be posted here within a few days after each course.

Date Topic Featured Lecturers
September
5 Introduction – Policy Advice to the President Joan Fitzgerald
Interim Dean, School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs
View the videos Setti Warren
Mayor, City of Newton
Barry Bluestone’s Presentation Barry Bluestone
Founding Dean, School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs
12 Economic Recovery – Fiscal Policy (Taxes & Spending) (Deficit/Debt) Greg Mankiw, Economic Adviser to Republican Candidate Mitt Romney; Professor of Economics, Harvard University
View the videos Larry Summers, Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury; Professor, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
19 Economic Recovery – Industrial Policy/Labor Policy/Trade PolicyView the videos  Thomas Kochan, Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management
Thomas Kochan’s presentationJohn Kwoka’s presentationEmployment Policy Paper by Thomas KochanHarvard Magazine Interview with Thomas Kochan John Kwoka, Professor of Economics, Northeastern University
26 Economic Recovery – Monetary Policy and the FedView the videos  Eric Rosengren, CEO & President, Boston Federal Reserve Bank
Eric Rosengren’s presentationMinehan’s slide Cathy Minehan, Dean, Simmons College School of Management; former CEO & President, Boston Federal Reserve Bank
October
3 Income Inequality and Social MobilityView the videos  Barry Bluestone, Founding Dean, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University
Bluestone’s presentationBradbury’s presentation Kathy Bradbury, Senior Economist and Policy Adviser, Boston Federal Reserve Bank
10 Foreign Policy – Defense Spending & Defense DeploymentView the videos  Graham Allison, Professor of Government, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
Allison’s presentation Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government; national security and foreign policy columnist, The Boston Globe
17 Foreign Policy and Homeland Security– Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
View the videos  Stephen Kinzer, Professor of International Relations, Boston University
24 Health Care – “Obamacare” and its Future/Medicare-Medicaid Michael Dukakis, Former Governor of Massachusetts; 1988 Democratic nominee for President; Professor of Political Science, Northeastern University
View the videos  Wendy Parmet, Associate Dean and Professor, Northeastern University School of Law
31 Health Care – Cost Containment Steve D’Amato, former Director of the State Rating Bureaul, MA Division of Insurance
 View the videos  Regina Herzlinger, Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School
 Herzlinger’s presentation James Roosevelt, Jr., President and CEO, Tufts Health Plan
 Seltz’ presentation David Seltz, Special Adviser on Health Care Cost Containment to Governor Deval Patrick
November
7 Post-Election Analysis Michael Dukakis, Former Governor of Massachusetts; 1988 Democratic nominee for President; Professor of Political Science, Northeastern University
 View the videos  Robert DeLeo, Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
Setti Warren, Mayor of Newton
Sonia Chang-Diaz, member of the Massachusetts State Senate
Vinny deMacedo, member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
Rami Khouri, Director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut
Paul Watanabe, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute for Asian American Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston
14 Crime and Punishment – Safe Streets, Imprisonment, Ed Davis, Boston Police Commissioner
Gun Policy Ed Powell, Executive Director of Street Safe Boston
  View the videos  Jon Feinman, Executive Director, Inner City Weightlifting
21 Thanksgiving Break – No Class
28 K-12 Education & Early Childhood Development Jim Stergios, Executive Director, Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research
Click here for related documents provided by Jim Stergios Paul Toner,President, Massachusetts Teachers Association
 View the videos Warren’s presentationToner’s presentation Tassy Warren, Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University
December
5 Immigration Eva Millona, Executive Director, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
 View the videos  Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe columnist
 Millona’s presentation Robert Hedlund, Massachusetts State Senate
12 Wrap Up Session – Leveraging the Power of the Presidency Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts
 View the videos  Michael Dukakis, Former Governor of Massachusetts; 1988 Democratic nominee for President; Professor of Political Science, Northeastern University
Barry Bluestone, Founding Dean, School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs
Setti Warren, Mayor of Newton
Jay Kaufman, Massachusetts House of Representatives

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