President Trump’s First 100 Days
April 03, 2017
The program kicks off on Friday, April 14, from 4-5 PM, with a discussion on health care reform. Join us for a lively, in-depth conversation between AEI Visiting Fellow Ramesh Ponnuru and Jennifer Prah Ruger, the Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice, who will explore the failure of the Republican-proposed AHCA and what may lie ahead for health care reform. Reception to follow.
This event and the reception are open to the public.
The program continues on Saturday, April 15, with two honors tutorials for undergraduate students.
|8:45 AM - 9:30 AM||Breakfast, hosted by Jonathan Zimmerman, Professor of History Education at Penn’s Graduate School of Education and author of “Campus Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know”|
|9:30 AM - 11:00 AM||Tutorial on “The State of American Conservatism” with Ramesh Ponnuru|
|11:15 AM - 12:45 PM||Tutorial on “The Regulatory Goals of the Trump Administration” with Cary Coglianese|
|12:45 PM - 2:00 PM||Lunch|
Seats for the Saturday tutorials are capped at 25. Students must commit to participating in both the health care event on April 14 and the full agenda on April 15.
Register for Friday and Saturday Events
About the Speakers
Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg View, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute. In the Fall of 2013, he was a resident fellow at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. Ponnuru grew up in Kansas City and graduated summa cum laude from Princeton’s history department. Ponnuru has published articles in numerous newspapers including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Newsday, and the New York Post. He has also written for First Things, Policy Review, The Weekly Standard, The New Republic, Reason, and other publications. He has appeared on numerous television news programs. He is the author of The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life. He is also the author of the monograph The Mystery of Japanese Growth (American Enterprise Institute/Centre for Policy Studies).
Jennifer Prah Ruger is the Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy (with a secondary appointment in the Perelman School of Medicine) and is the director of SP2’s Master of Science in Social Policy (MSSP) program. She also serves as SP2’s inaugural Associate Dean for Global Studies and Faculty Chair at the Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP). The Faculty Chair will work with other SP2 Faculty Fellows to help increase synergies between CHIP and the School. She is a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. Ruger is an internationally recognized leader in global and domestic health equity – she works at the intersection of economics, ethics, policy and health, producing findings unavailable from the application of only one discipline. She has been a speechwriter to the President of the World Bank, served on the health and development satellite secretariat of the WHO Director General Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland’s Transition Team, was a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Board on Global Health and was recently reappointed to another term by University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann to Chair the University’s Social Responsibility Advisory Committee.
Cary Coglianese is the Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, where he currently serves as the director of the Penn Program on Regulation and has served as the law school’s Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs. He specializes in the study of regulation and regulatory processes, with an emphasis on the empirical evaluation of alternative regulatory strategies and the role of public participation, negotiation, and business-government relations in policy making. Prior to joining Penn Law, Coglianese spent a dozen years on the faculty at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He also has taught as a visiting law professor at Stanford and Vanderbilt, founded the Law & Society Association’s international collaborative research network on regulatory governance, served as a founding editor of the peer-reviewed journal Regulation & Governance, and created and now advises the daily production of RegBlog.org. A co-chair of the American Bar Association’s administrative law section committee on e-government and past co-chair of its committee on rulemaking, he has led a National Science Foundation initiative on e-rulemaking, served on the ABA’s task force on improving Regulations.Gov, and chaired a task force on transparency and public participation in the regulatory process that offered a blueprint to the Obama Administration on open government. He has served as a consultant to the Administrative Conference of the United States, Environment Canada, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.