About the Event
Free one-day student seminar with presentations from leading policy experts, Q & A, and informal discussions. Lunch is included.
Speakers & Instructors
Canadian Healthcare: Diagnosis, Prognosis, Prescription
Does Canada have the best health care system in the world? How sustainable is our current system? How can we improve it? Canadians care deeply about their health care, and our universal single-payer system is the focal point of constant attention. Mr. Barua will present objective international comparisons of performance, discuss recent and projected trends in spending, and propose some potential solutions based on the experiences of other countries with universal health care systems.
The State of the Environment in Canada
In this presentation, Dr. Aliakbari will examine the state of environment in Canada to provide a clear understanding of Canada’s environmental record. Dr. Aliakbari will examine the evolution of Canadian air quality since the 1970’s onwards, and discuss how the current state of air quality compares to the stringent standards established by Canadian government polity. She will assess the state of water quality in Canada as well as assess Canada’s performance on a host of environmental indicators (i.e. air quality, water quality, emissions per capita, etc.) relative to other industrialized countries.
Gender Difference in Economic Rights - The Consequences of Limiting the Economic Choices of Women
Prof. Fike will discuss the ways in which some societies impose additional restrictions on the economic choices women make – restrictions that do not apply to men. We will discuss some of the theoretical arguments in favor of economic freedom, then examine data that measures some of the economic consequences of legal and regulatory codes that prevent 50% of the population from engaging in productive, voluntary transactions.
How the Coming Age of Longevity will Change Everything
Humanity is on the cusp of an exciting longevity revolution. The first person to live to 150 years has probably already been born.
In 100 PLUS, technology analyst and Silicon Valley insider Sonia Arrison lays out a thorough roadmap of the exciting new world confronting us, where fresh organs for transplants will be grown in laboratories, cloned stem cells will bring previously unstoppable death-sentence diseases to their knees, and living past 100 will be the rule, not the exception. She delivers a thorough and incisive summary of how longer and healthier lives will upend our personal, financial, and spiritual habits and how we must work to speed up progress so that longer lives are not only available to the next generation, but also to those who are adults today.close
Breaking Up Big Tech Isn’t Easy
People across the ideological spectrum want to break up big tech companies. What many advocates fail to think through, however, is precisely how breaking up these companies would work, and what the impact would be on both these companies and the broader tech marketplace. Breaking up tech companies means that government has to break up the firms’ teams and underlying technology. It also has to put into place a legal and regulatory system that keeps the targeted firms separate from other markets. In short, it is a regulatory death sentence.