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Crisis Governance: Lessons from American Policy History

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Crisis Governance: Lessons from American Policy History

A live event with Herschel Nachlis, Asst. Prof. of Govt., Dartmouth College. Join us for Rocky Watch, a weekly series of live broadcasts with public policy experts.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Lecture Info:
While the covid-19 crisis is unique, the government’s response exhibits features typical of American policymaking during crises.  If we step back and consider crises over the last century – from contemporary cases like the Great Recession and 9/11 back through the Great Depression – we find a recurrent set of policymaking dynamics.  Outlining features common to American crisis governance helps explain the politics and policy of the covid-19 response, and provides guidance about how this current crisis may reshape American politics and the American state moving forward.

Speaker Bio:
Herschel Nachlis
is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and a Policy Fellow in the Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth.

He studies and teaches American politics and public law, focusing on institutions, health, and social policy.  His work examines the policymaking capacities of American political institutions and how policymaking and regulatory bodies evolve over time, including with respect to public health provision, mental health care, and the opioid epidemic. 

He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Politics and Social Policy from Princeton University, and B.A. in Political Science from Macalester College.  Previously he was an Assistant Professor of Government at Franklin & Marshall College and a Postdoctoral Fellow in Dartmouth's Rockefeller Center. 

For more information, contact:
Joanne Blais

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