UW Graduate School

Donna Shalala

donna-shalalaEquity & Difference: Rights

  • President, Clinton Foundation

October 10, 2017   |   7:30 p.m.
Kane Hall, room 130

Healthcare for All: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

Why has it been so difficult to insure healthcare coverage for every citizen? History, politics, complexity have all contributed to our failure to achieve seamless, high quality care for everyone. This lecture will examine the history of efforts to achieve universal coverage through the private and public sectors. From President Roosevelt to President Trump, the evolution of employer-based care and the role of politics and stakeholders will also be reviewed.

About Donna Shalala

Donna E. Shalala is the president of the Clinton Foundation. Previously, she served as president of the University of Miami and professor of political science. Donna received her A.B. in history from Western College for Women and her Ph.D. from Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. She served as president of Hunter College of CUNY from 1980 to 1987, and as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1987 to 1993.

In 1993, President Clinton nominated her as Secretary for Health and Human Services (HHS) where she served for eight years. In 2008, President Bush presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Iran from 1962-1964. In 2010, she received the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights recognizing her dedication to improving the health and life chances of disadvantaged populations in South Africa and internationally.

Sponsoring Departments:

  • UW Graduate School
  • UW Alumni Association
  • Population Health Initiative
  • College of the Environment
  • Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Social Work
  • Department of Sociology
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Medicine, Psychiatry