Presidential Leadership Symposium: Making Washington Work


Georges Benjamin, Theodore M. Brown, Clay Bennett on “The Quest for Health Reform: A Satirical History”

With: Georges C. Benjamin Executive Director, American Public Health Association; Joan H. Tisch Distinguished Fellow in Public Health 2010-2011Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP(E), FNAPA, Hon FRSPH, is the executive director of the American Public Health Association, the nation's oldest and largest organization of public health professionals. He previously was the secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, from 1999 - 2002 following four years as its deputy secretary for public health services. For the last 20 years he has been actively practicing public health at the local, state, and national level with expertise in the areas of emergency preparedness, administration and infectious diseases. Dr. Benjamin serves as publisher of the field's premier journal, the American Journal of Public Health, The Nation's Health Newspaper and the APHA's timeless publication on infectious diseases, the Control of Communicable Diseases Manual.Theodore Brown Professor, Department of Health Sciences University of Rochester Medical CenterTheodore Brown is a historian of medicine, public health, and health policy. He has conducted research on the history of the biopsychosocial approach and on translational medicine; the history of twentieth and early twenty-first century U.S. health policy; the influence of organized philanthropy on medical research, health policy, and medical education, and the history of American and global public health. He is a Contributing Editor for History of the American Journal of Public Health.Clay Bennett Editorial Cartoonist, Chattanooga Times Free PressClay Bennett is an American editorial cartoonist. Currently drawing for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Bennett is the winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.

Presidential Leadership Symposium: Making Washington Work

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Opening session of the Presidential Leadership Symposium: Revisiting the Great Society, from FDR and LBJ to Today.  Filmed in New York, NY (March 14, 2012) at Hunter College. Welcoming Remarks:  Jennifer J. Raab, President, Hunter College; Introductory Remarks:  Mark K. Updegrove, Director, Lyndon Baines Johnson
 Presidential Library and Museum; Keynote Address: Robert A. Caro, Author of The Years of Lyndon Johnson; Moderator: Bob Schieffer, CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent and Moderator of Face the Nation; Panelists: Joseph A. Califano, Jr., LBJ’s Chief Domestic Advisor; former US Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (1977-1979); Ervin Duggan, LBJ’s Staff Assistant; former President of PBS; George McGovern, former Democratic Presidential Candidate, US Senator, and US Ambassador to UN Mission in Rome; Walter F. Mondale, 42nd Vice President of the United States and former US Senator; Bill Moyers, LBJ’s Special Assistant; President, Schumann Media Center.

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