Yale Club Annual Dinner: with Jacob Hacker, Professor of Political Science

Occuring on 03/13/2017 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at 1225 Southwest 6th Avenue Portland, OR 97204

Yale Club of Oregon and SW Washington Annual Dinner Presents:

Jacob Hacker, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science, Yale University
Monday, March 13, 2017
6:00 - 9:00 pm
The University Club, 
1225 Southwest 6th Avenue Portland, OR 97204

"American Amnesia: Forgetting What Made Us Prosper”

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Professor Hacker will discuss the importance of an effective public sector to America’s health, wealth, and well-being and explore why so many of our economic and political leaders seem to have forgotten this perspective. He will explain these concepts in the context of recent political events, the historic 2016 election, and changing ideas about government itself.

Jacob S. Hacker is Stanley Resor Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. A regular media commentator and policy adviser, he is the author or co-author of five books, numerous journal articles, and a wide range of popular writings on American politics and public policy. Professor Hacker is known for his research and writings regarding health policy, especially his development of the so-called public option. He is also a member of the OECD’s High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress. He recently received the Heinz Eulau Prize of the American Political Science Association for his 2013 multi-authored article “The Insecure American”—an outgrowth of a long-term project assessing American economic insecurity funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. Professor Hacker is a native of Eugene, Oregon. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard and received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale.

*Ticket price includes appetizers, salad, entree (chicken or vegetarian pasta), dessert, and lecture. No host bar (please pay by cash or credit card). Please plan for extra time to park downtown or take transit.