Editor’s Note: With the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic set to hold the first presidential debate next week (Tuesday, Sept. 29), The Daily will feature a number of debate-related articles in the days leading up to the event.
On Tuesday, Sept. 29, the eyes of the world will turn to Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Clinic’s Health Education Campus as the site of the first presidential debate for the 2020 general election. With planned segments set to cover topics ranging from The Supreme Court and COVID-19 to race and violence in cities and the integrity of the election, the event is sure to spark in-depth conversations on a far-reaching scale.
To help the Case Western Reserve University community prepare and stay informed about topics related to the election, several units across campus will host special debate-focused events. In addition to the School of Medicine’s forums on topics such as health equity and advances in biotechnology, other events will dive into issues relating to technology, economics, democracy and more.
“What the President Should Know about the Future of the Human-Technology Relationship”
Thursday, Sept. 24, 6 p.m. EDT Sponsored by the CWRU Institute for the Science of Origins, Siegal Lifelong Learning Program and the Happy Dog
Dustin Tyler, the Kent H. Smith II Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve, will lead a discussion titled “What the President Should Know about the Future of the Human-Technology Relationship: Raising American Prosperity and Equality by Innovating Beyond Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence.” The public lecture is a special edition of the “Life, the Universe and Hot Dogs” series. The event will last approximately 45 minutes including the presentation and time for audience questions and discussion.
“Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century”
Thursday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m. EDT Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Cuyahoga County Public Library
Join members of Case Western Reserve University and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship for a discussion of “Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century.” The report and its recommendations seek to increase citizens’ capacity to engage in their communities, call attention to promising local initiatives around the country, combat rising threats to democratic self-government, and rebuild trust in political institutions. Commission representatives will provide a brief overview of the report’s key themes, followed by a panel discussion that will explore what those themes mean in the context of the national election and the first presidential debate. Additionally, the panel will discuss what those themes mean in the broader effort to restore civic faith in America. No registration is necessary.
Hosted by the Weatherhead Economics Society, Mark Votruba, associate professor and chair of economics, will discuss health care policy and how it may appear in the 2020 presidential debates. Email Claire firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
“What the President Should Know about DNA and Human Health”
Saturday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m. EDT Sponsored by the CWRU Institute for the Science of Origins, Siegal Lifelong Learning Program and the Happy Dog
Emmitt Jolly, associate professor of biology and medical sciences at Case Western Reserve, will lead a discussion titled “What the President Should Know about DNA and Human Health: Raising American Leadership in Science and Medicine throughout the Globe.” The public lecture is a special edition of the “Life, the Universe and Hot Dogs” series. The event will last approximately 45 minutes including the presentation and time for audience questions and discussion.
“The 2020 Election and the Future of U.S. Health Care”
Tuesday, Sept. 29, noon EDT Sponsored by CWRU Law-Medicine Center
Just hours ahead of the first presidential debate, CWRU faculty experts in law, medicine, business and political science will examine one of the most significant factors in the coming election: the future of health care in the United States. The expert panel will deliberate what comes next for the Affordable Care Act and other potential reform efforts in the coming years. Topics will include the candidates’ plans for making health care more affordable, changes to Medicaid, the tension between increasing access for the uninsured and controlling costs for the insured, the future of employer-sponsored health insurance and the candidates’ approaches to reproductive rights.