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Lecturers to discuss pressing health care problems

February 26, 2008
Health care management is a hot topic in this election year as U.S. presidential candidates offer varied solutions to the health care problem.
Wolfgang Schulz-Weidner, a member of the permanent delegation of the German social insurance system to the European Union in Brussels and an expert in designing processes for health care reform, will discuss how select European health care systems are financed and managed during the next John F. Roatch Global Lecture Series on Social Policy and Practice.

His lecture, “Between Solidarity and Individual Responsibility: Financing Health Care in Europe,” will take place place from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 29, at the University Club of Phoenix.

Professor Bradford Kirkman-Liff, of the W.P. Carey School of Business, and Carol Lockhart, president of C. Lockhart Associates, will discuss the U.S. and Arizona implications of Schultz-Weidner’s presentation.

“Citizens are demanding change in the health care arena, but it is oftentimes difficult for the average person or professional to understand the complexities involved,” says Emilia E. Martinez-Brawley, the John F. Roatch Distinguished Professor and a College of Public Programs professor of social work.

Kirkman-Liff teaches health administration and policy at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business. He has taught in England and the Netherlands, and has been a World Health Organization fellow.

Lockhart, a health-systems relations and policy consultant, was the first director of the Arizona health care cost containment system at the Arizona Department of Health Services.

The lecture will take place at the University Club of Phoenix, 39 E. Monte Vista Road, across from the Heard Museum. Register online at or call (602) 496-1564.