Jim Morone, the leading expert in his field, and an engaging author and lecturer, is a political scientist based at Brown University. He will share his views on the "moral foundations of health insurance," breaking through the traditional
conservative" vs."progressive" two-dimensional thinking. It will be followed by a lively discussion with Hastings advisors and scholars.
See how longstanding political traditions in the United States undergird very different conceptions of what we owe one another, including different views on the role of the state and private sector in protecting citizens from health care costs.
There will be interesting insights for both conservatives and progressives, and important context for understanding the implications of the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision that will be forthcoming this summer on the Affordable Care Act.
James Morone is the John Hazen White Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and director of the Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University. He grew up in Rio de Janeiro and New York, received his BA from Middlebury College and his PhD at the University of Chicago. Morone has been a visiting professor at Yale University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Bremen (in Germany). The Brown classes of 1993, 1999, 2001, 2007, and 2008 voted him the Hazeltine Citation as the teacher that most inspired them. He has served as chair of the political science department and currently chairs the Faculty Executive Committee, which is responsible for faculty governance at Brown.