Inauguration Week Panels

Opportunities and Risks

On January 20, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. It’s clear from Trump’s campaign rhetoric and cabinet appointments that the Trump Administration will represent a stark contrast from that of President Obama. The November elections also solidified the makeup of Congress, with Republicans maintaining a majority in the Senate and House of Representatives.

To analyze what a Republican White House and Congress might mean for the U.S. and the world, Dartmouth College is convening a series of four panel discussions during the week of the presidential inauguration. The theme of the discussion is “Opportunities and Risks,” and the panels will offer a chance for experts from across Dartmouth to evaluate President-elect Trump’s and GOP policy proposals, and talk about their likelihood of being implemented and possible implications. Please see below for additional details, locations, and panelists.

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Speakers and Schedule

Domestic Issues: Governance; Immigration; Education; and the Budget

Tuesday, January 17

   

4:00-5:30 pm

Georgiopoulos Classroom, Raether Hall, Tuck School

 

Panelists: Dean Lacy, Professor of Government, Department Chair, Director of Program in Politics and Law, Dartmouth College; Richard Wright, Professor of Geography, Orvil Dryfoos Professor of Public Affairs, Dartmouth College; Andrew Samwick, Sandra L. and Arthur L. Irving '72a P’10 Professor of Economics, Director of Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences, Dartmouth College;  Elizabeth Cascio, Associate Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College

Moderated by: Matthew J. Slaughter, The Paul Danos Dean of the Tuck School; the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business

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Global Issues: Terrorism and the Middle East; Great Powers; Russia and China; and Trade

Wednesday, January 18

4:00-5:30 pm

Haldeman 041, Haldeman Center, Dartmouth College

 

Panelists: Doug Irwin, John Sloan Dickey Third Century Professor in the Social Sciences, Dartmouth College; Jennifer Lind, Associate Professor of Government, Dartmouth College, Faculty Associate, Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies, Harvard University; William Wohlforth, Professor of Government, Daniel Webster Professor, Dartmouth College; Daniel Benjamin, Norman E. McCulloch Jr. Director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College

Moderated by: Peter Fisher, Senior Lecturer and Senior Fellow, Tuck Center for Business, Government & Society

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Health Policy: The Future of the Affordable Care Act and Other Possible Changes to Health Policy

Thursday, January 19

4:00-5:30 pm

Georgiopoulos Classroom, Raether Hall, Tuck School

 

Panelists: Elliott Fisher, Director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, John E Wennberg Distinguished Professor of Health Policy, Medicine and Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Jon Skinner, James O. Freedman Presidential Professorship, Professor Department of Economics, Dartmouth College, Professor of Department of Family and Community Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice; Ellen Meara, Professor, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice; Aaron Kaplan, MD, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Director, Dartmouth Device Development Symposia, Director of Clinical Research, Cardiovascular Medicine Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Moderated by: Bob Hansen, Norman W. Martin 1925 Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

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Energy and Environmental Issues: The Clean Power Plan; The Future for Renewables, Fossil Fuels, and Nuclear Power; and Climate Policy

Friday, January 20

4:00-5:30 pm

Georgiopoulos Classroom, Raether Hall, Tuck School

 

Opening Remarks: Matthew J. Slaughter, The Paul Danos Dean of the Tuck School; the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business

Panelists: Geoff Parker, Professor of Engineering, Director, Master of Engineering Management Program, Thayer School of Engineering; Erin Mansur, Revers Professor of Business Administration and Faculty Director, Revers Center for Energy, Tuck School of Business; Bob Wallace, President and CEO, BithEnergy and BithGroup Technologies; D.G. Webster, Associate Professor, Environmental Studies Program, Dartmouth College

Moderated by: Joe Helble, Dean and Professor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering

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Co-Sponsors

Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society
Center for Business, Government & Society
Healthcare Initiative at Tuck
Master of Health Care Delivery Science program
Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy
Revers Center for Energy
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding
Thayer School of Engineering
Tuck School of Business