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The University of Montana’s Mansfield Conference

Are you attending the 2013 University of Montana’s Mansfield Conference?

This three day event takes place from March 19-21. This year’s theme is The Future of Health Care. It is free and open to the public. The conference takes place at the University Center at the University of Montana.

Co-sponsored by The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, The Project on American Democracy and Citizenship, The Mansfield Ethics and Public Affairs Program and The Presidential Excellence Fund. At the heart of the debate about health care is a fundamental tension between individual rights and social responsibilities. These ethical issues will be discussed during the conference.

Over the course of the Mansfield Conference, leading national and local thinkers will discuss a variety of topics where the strain between the individual and society comes into greater focus. Some of the issues you can expect to hear about are medical insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, vaccination programs, obesity, and end-of-life care.

The goal of the conference is provide a forum for informed discussions on these important and controversial issues and to increase awareness of, and sensitivity to, the political and ethical questions they raise.

Featured Speakers

mansfield-poster-2013Mark Hall: Leading scholar in health care law and policy, professor at Wake Forest University School of Law, author of fifteen books including Making Medical Spending Decisions and Health Care Law and Ethics.

Megan McArdle: Special Correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast, former senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly and writer for The Economist.

James Morone: Political Science and Urban Studies Professor, Brown University, author of eight books, Pulitzer Prize non-fiction nominee.

And others! See all the speakers and the schedule on the Mansfield Conference webpage.

Are You Coming to Missoula for the Conference?

If so, we would like to be your hosts while you are in town! Our beautiful Missoula inn is less than 20 minutes away from the university.

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