Bill of Rights for Automated Society: The Health Care System
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Director Eric Lander and Deputy Director for Science and Society Alondra Nelson recently announced that OSTP is engaging a wide array of stakeholders—in industry, academia, government, civil society, and the general public—in a national endeavor to make sure new and emerging data-driven technologies abide by the enduring values of American democracy. OSTP is co-hosting six public events to promote public education and engagement on areas where data-driven technologies intersect with the lives of Americans. These events will bring together a variety of practitioners, advocates, and federal government officials to offer insights and analysis on the risks, harms, benefits, and policy opportunities of artificial intelligence and other automated technologies. Please join the Center for American Progress and OSTP on November 23 for a virtual event. This discussion will explore current and emergent uses of technology in the health care system as well as consumer products related to health. Panelists will discuss the impact of new technologies on health disparities; health care access, delivery, and outcomes; and areas ripe for research and policymaking. The event will conclude with summary remarks about technology, equity, and rights. Introductory remarks: Dr. Alondra Nelson, Deputy Director, Science and Society, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Patrick Gaspard, President and CEO, Center for American Progress Panelists: Finale Doshi-Velez, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University David S. Jones, A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine, Harvard University Jamila Michener, Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University; Co-Director, Cornell Center for Health Equity Dr. Ziad Obermeyer, Blue Cross of California Distinguished Associate Professor of Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health Dorothy E. Roberts, George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology; Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, University of Pennsylvania Mark Schneider, Health Innovation Adviser, ChristianaCare Moderator: Micky Tripathi, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
100 Days of Biden Administration: What’s Next for Immigration, Health Policy, and Economic Justice
President Biden came into office during one of the most turbulent moments in modern American political history. He promised an ambitious agenda and notably sought to include the voices of groups traditionally excluded from national politics. Now, 100 days into his administration, the Ash Center is convening a panel of experts who will examine the challenges and future opportunities for the Biden administration in a number of key policy areas including immigration, health policy, and economic justice. Panelists include: • Deepak Bhargava, Distinguished Lecturer of Urban Studies, The City University of New York School of Labor and Urban Studies • Jamila Michener, Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University • Connie Razza, Executive Director, Social & Economic Justice Leaders Project • Megan Ming Francis (Moderator), Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Washington
Politics and Policy of Racial Justice
This symposium focuses on the relationship between race, ethnicity, and intersectionality and public policy processes such as social movements, state building, agenda setting, and policy feedback. Panelists: Megan Ming Francis (University of Washington & Harvard Kennedy School), Jamila Michener (Cornell University), & Justin Zimmerman (Northwestern University) Moderated by Howard Lubert (James Madison University) Co-hosted by JMU Department of Political Science and African, African American and Diaspora Studies Center
Public Health, Medicine, and Poverty
Poverty poses a serious threat to the health of the public, as those living in poverty are less likely to be able to access the conditions that promote health. Panelists will discuss the intersections of health, medicine, and poverty, and how addressing the social factors that create health can lead to greater health for all.
Coronavirus K-12 closures impact safety, stability for vulnerable students
Jamila Michener is an assistant professor of government at Cornell University and an expert on poverty and racial inequality. She says during times of public health crisis the consequences of inequalities surface and it’s going to be a huge challenge to support K-12 students facing school closures at home and also in their communities.
Progressive Federalism in a Polarized Era
With a closely divided U.S. Senate, states and localities remain essential for policies that advance civil rights, immigrant rights, worker rights, and environmental sustainability. A timely conversation featuring Professors Allan Colbern and Karthick Ramakrishnan, authors of Citizenship Reimagined, Prof. Elizabeth Cohen, Syracuse University, Prof. Jamila Michener, Cornell University, Prof. Joel Rogers, University of Wisconsin, and moderated by Prof. Janelle Wong, University of Maryland.