The first lecture, The Affordable Care Act–Repeal, Replace or Gridlock?, will be held on Monday, March 6, 2017 and will feature Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana (2008-2016) and 2016 candidate for president; and Chris Jennings, deputy assistant to the President for health policy (2013-2014) and senior health advisor to the president (1994-2001). Leon Panetta, chairman of the Panetta Institute, former secretary of defense and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will moderate the discussion.
Student Program: Through the generosity of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy, the Institute is providing SJSU scholarships for at least 20 students to attend each of the lectures in this series.
These afternoon student programs will begin with registration at 12:15 p.m. at the Sunset Cultural Center in Carmel. At 1:00 p.m., a Panetta Institute professor will facilitate an academic exercise focusing on the lecture topic until 2:15 p.m. This session informs students about the issues to be discussed and encourages them to develop questions and comments for interactive dialogue with the speakers. After a fifteen-minute break, the lecture begins at 2:30 p.m., with the guest speakers and Secretary Panetta presenting a discussion among themselves. During the second half they will answer the students’ questions. The program will end at 4:00 p.m. Students must provide their own transportation to and from the event.