Suffolk University Law School will host Donna Shalala, president of the Clinton Foundation and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services from 1993-2001, at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in Sargent Hall's fourth-floor large moot court room, 120 Tremont St., Boston.

Shalala will join Law Professor Renée Landers for a wide-ranging discussion on how the country can make the promise of affordable healthcare a reality; the impact of the electorate's choice of president on Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and the Affordable Care Act; the impact on developing countries of the policies and health programs of developed countries, international organizations, pharmaceutical companies, and private actors like the Clinton and Gates Foundations; and policies that address or exacerbate gender, economic, racial, and ethnic disparities in health care.  

Reception to follow
The event is free and open to the public.
 RSVP to Kara Ryan

About our speakers

Donna E. Shalala is the president of the Clinton Foundation. Previously, she served as president of the University of Miami and Professor of Political Science. She served as President of Hunter College of CUNY from 1980 to 1987, and as Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1987 to 1993. In 1993, President Clinton nominated her as Secretary for Health and Human Services (HHS) where she served for eight years. In 2008, President Bush presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation's highest civilian award. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Iran from 1962-1964. In 2010, she received the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights recognizing her dedication to improving the health and life chances of disadvantaged populations in South Africa and internationally.

Renée M. Landers is Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School and is the Faculty Director of the school's Health and Biomedical Law Concentration. In 2003, she became the first woman of color and the first law professor to serve as President of the Boston Bar Association. She served as Deputy General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under then Secretary Donna E. Shalala, and as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Justice during the Clinton Administration.  She is Chair-elect of the Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice of the American Bar Association. A former member and Vice Chair of the Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct, Landers currently serves on the Supreme Judicial Court's Committee on Judicial Ethics.  She is a regular commentator on constitutional law and health care law for national media outlets.