Rice University Baker Institute’s ‘Election 2012: Policy Perspectives’ series kicks off Sept. 19

Experts at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy will discuss how health care reform could evolve under a future Democratic or Republican presidential administration at the institute’s kickoff “Election 2012: Policy Perspectives” series event Wednesday, Sept. 19. A moderated talk and questions from the audience will follow the presentation, which is free and open to the public.

Vivian Ho

Panelists are Vivian Ho, Baker Institute chair in health economics, and Elena Marks, Baker Institute scholar in health policy. John Mendelsohn, the Baker Institute’s L.E. and Virginia Simmons Fellow in Health and Technology Policy, will serve as moderator and Edward Djerejian, Baker Institute founding director, will give introductory remarks.

“Election 2012: Policy Perspectives – Focus on Health Policy” begins at 6 p.m. in Baker Hall’s Doré Commons.

A key mission of the Baker Institute is to bridge the gap between the world of ideas and the world of action. The “Election 2012: Policy Perspectives” series seeks to do that by providing a nonpartisan forum for discussion and debate of the key issues in this year’s U.S. presidential race.

“Election 2012: Policy Perspectives” includes events, policy reports and social media campaigns that connect Baker Institute experts with the public on timely, relevant topics — such as jobs, the economy and health care.

A live webcast of the event will be available at http://bakerinstitute.org/webcasts.

About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.