For decades, experts have puzzled over why the US spends more on health care but suffers poorer outcomes than other industrialized nations. In The American Health Care Paradox, Elizabeth H. Bradley and Lauren A. Taylor marshal extensive research, including a comparative study of health care data from thirty countries, and get to the root of this paradox. They show us how and why the US health care “system” developed as it did; examine the constraints on, and possibilities for, reform; and profile inspiring new initiatives from around the world.
Why do we love cowboys? Come watch this iconic Western with an eye towards the ideologies and mythologies that it most celebrates. Following the film, the group will be led by Lauren Taylor, M. Div '15, in a discussion on how these memes continue to exert influence on modern policy debates.
Scholarship on the future of the City, with particular emphasis on the creation of meaningful, sustainable, and spiritually inspiring urban environments that support environmental health and well-being. Speakers: Prof. Timothy Beatley (UVA), Prof. Julio Bermudez (CUA), Alan Logan, ND, Prof. Tom Barrie (NCSU), Nader Ardalan (GSD), Prof. Harvey Cox (HDS).
Location: June 6-7 Glastonbury Abbey (Hingham, MA), June 8 Harvard Divinity School
Scholarship on the contribution of spiritual motivations in planning contemporary cities and, specifically, the use of design to support spiritual engagement and environmental health in the public realm. Speakers: Prof. Richard Jackson (UCLA), Prof. Rahul Mehrotra (GSD).