Current Series

Spring 2018 – Freedom, Community, and Health Care

Health care remains one of our country’s most urgent and controversial public policy issues.  It is also one of the most complex, involving seemingly endless levels of private, nonprofit, and government activity. The Institute for Freedom & Community is proud to welcome a diverse slate of experts to campus this spring as we consider how we as individuals and as a community can make a positive difference in the lives of our families, friends, and fellow citizens.

We hope you join us in person or online for these stimulating conversations with health care practitioners, ethicists, economists, and more.

Dr. Joanne Lynn

Sick to Death and Not Going to Take It Anymore! Reforming Health Care for the Last Years of Life
Thursday, March 8, 2018, 7:00pm
Viking Theater, Buntrock Commons


gilbert meilaender

The Ethics of Palliative Sedation
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7:00pm
Viking Theater, Buntrock Commons


David Craig and joan tronto

What Kind of Health Care System Should the U.S. Adopt? Part I
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7:00pm
St. Olaf College, Tomson Hall 280


Amitabh Chandra and Tyler Cowen

What Kind of Health Care System Should the U.S. Adopt? Part II
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7:00pm
St. Olaf College, Tomson Hall 280