March 11, 2016
Harvard professor Theda Skocpol will present The Past and Future of U.S. Health Care Reform at Susquehanna University on March 22. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in Stretansky Concert Hall of the Cunningham Center for Music and Art.
Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the talk marks the launch of Susquehanna's new public policy major and minor. The event is free and open to the public.
Skocpol is the Victor S. Thomas professor of government and sociology at Harvard University and director of the university's Scholars Strategy Network. She has also served as Harvard's dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and as director of the Center for American Political Studies.
In 2007, Skocpol was awarded the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, one of the largest and most prestigious awards in political science, for her "visionary analysis of the significance of the state for revolutions, welfare and political trust, pursued with theoretical depth and empirical evidence." Her work covers an unusually broad spectrum of topics, including both comparative politics and American politics. Her research focuses on U.S. social policy and civic engagement in American democracy. She recently launched new projects on the development of U.S. higher education and on the transformations in federal policies under the Obama administration.