30th Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy

Carol Graham

On Thursday, September 13, 2018, Carol Graham will deliver the 30th Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy titled "Unequal Hopes, Lives, and Lifespans in the USA: Lessons from the New Science of Well-Being." Graham is the Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, a College Park Professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, and a Senior Scientist at the Gallup Organization. 

Carol Graham's research focuses on poverty, inequality, subjective well-being, the economics of happiness, and development economics. She has testified in Congress several times and has appeared on NBC News, NPR, and CNN, among others. Graham is the author of numerous books, journal articles, and book chapters. Her most recent book, Happiness for All? Unequal Lives and Hopes in Pursuit of the American Dream (Princeton University Press, 2017), highlights the importance of well-being measures in identifying and monitoring trends in life satisfaction, optimism, misery, and despair, and demonstrates how hope and happiness can lead to improved economic outcomes.

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About the Lourie Lecture 

The Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture is jointly sponsored by Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the Central New York Community Foundation, Inc., and is administered by the Center for Policy Research.

Herbert Lourie, MD, was a distinguished member of the national and international medical communities in the field of neurosurgery, as well as a physician who understood medicine as a high calling that demands the utmost of skill, intellect, compassion and character. With his untimely death in 1987, our community lost a beloved healer, teacher, and leader. A generous outpouring of money by his many friends, patients, colleagues, and family funds this lecture series on health care policy and the allocation of health care resources.

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If you would like more information, please contact:

Emily Minnoe
Center for Policy Research
426 Eggers Hall, Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York 13244-1020
Telephone (315) 443-3114 | FAX (315) 443-1081
erminnoe@maxwell.syr.edu