Middlebury

March 30, 2001

National experts to participate in
"Public Policy and Caregiving" symposium

MIDDLEBURY, Vt.―Middlebury
College will host a symposium, "Public Policy and Caregiving,"
Thursday, April 12-Saturday, April 14. Three talks and a panel
discussion will bring together three national experts to address
different aspects of the topic, from the business of caregiving to a
look at its future. All events will take place in the College’s
Center for International Affairs on Hillcrest Road off College Street
(Route 125). The symposium is free and open to the public.

"As the percent of the population
that needs care increases, this issue will only become more critical.
Our hope is that the general public and caregiving professionals in
particular will find this symposium informative," said Margaret
Nelson, professor of sociology/anthropology at Middlebury College and
one of the organizers of the event.

On Thursday, April 12, at 4:30 p.m.,
Emily Abel will begin the symposium with a talk on "A Historical
Perspective on Caregiving." Abel is a professor of health services
and women’s studies at the University of California at Los
Angeles and the author of "Hearts of Wisdom: American Women Caring
for Kin, 1850-1940."

On Friday, April 13, at 3 p.m.,
Deborah Stone will give a lecture on "The Strange Disappearance of
Altruism." Stone is a health care policy expert and former Matiana S.
Horner Distinguished Professor at the Radcliffe Public Policy Center
and author of "Policy Paradox: the Art of Political Decision Making."
At 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Mona Harrington will speak on "Thinking of
Care as Public Business." A lawyer, social critic and professor of
political science, Harrington is currently affiliated with the
Radcliffe Public Policy Center and is the author of "Care and
Equality: Inventing a New Family Politics."

On Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m.
to 12 p.m., all three speakers will participate in a panel
discussion—"Public Policy and Caregiving: New Directions for the
Future"—moderated by Nelson.

No pre-registration is necessary for
the talks or the panel. This symposium is sponsored by the
women’s and gender studies program, the department of history,
the department of political science, the department of
sociology/anthropology and the office of the provost and acting dean.
For more information, contact the Middlebury College Chellis
Women’s and Gender Studies Center at 802-443-5937.

To follow is events calendar listings
information:

Events Calendar
Listings:

Thursday, April 12, 4:30
p.m.

Lecture: "A Historical
Perspective on Caregiving" by Emily Abel, professor of health
services and women’s studies at U.C.L.A. and the author of
"Hearts of Wisdom: American Women Caring for Kin,
1850-1940."

Friday, April 13, 3
p.m.

Lecture: "The Strange
Disappearance of Altruism" by Deborah Stone, a health care policy
expert, former Matiana S. Horner Distinguished Professor at the
Radcliffe Public Policy Center and author of "Policy Paradox: the Art
of Political Decision Making."

Friday, April 13, 4:30
p.m.

Lecture: "Thinking of Care as
Public Business" by Mona Harrington, a lawyer, social critic,
professor of political science and author of "Care and Equality:
Inventing a New Family Politics."

Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. to
12 p.m.

Panel discussion: "Public
Policy and Caregiving: New Directions for the Future," panelists are
Emily Abel, professor of health services and women’s studies at
U.C.L.A. and the author of "Hearts of Wisdom: American Women Caring
for Kin, 1850-1940;" Deborah Stone, a health care policy expert and
author of "Policy Paradox: the Art of Political Decision Making;" and
Mona Harrington, a lawyer, professor of political science at the
Radcliffe Public Policy Center and author of "Care and Equality:
Inventing a New Family Politics." Moderator will be Margaret Nelson,
professor of sociology/anthropology at Middlebury College.

All events will take place in the
College’s Center for International Affairs on Hillcrest Road off
College Street (Route 125). The symposium is free and open to the
public. For more information, contact the Middlebury College Chellis
Women’s and Gender Studies Center at 802-443-5937.

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