17th Annual Lent Upson Lecture

The Affordable Care Act: Intent. Reality. Implications.


24 May 2017, 5:00 – 6:30 PM

Partrich Auditorium, Wayne State University Law School


The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has stirred much policy change, passion, and uncertainty since being enacted in 2010. To bring focus to this issue, Joan Budden, CEO of Priority Health, will be the keynote speaker at the 17th Annual Lent Upson Lecture. Commentary will be provided by a distinguished panel of guests. Ms. Budden is a Wayne State MPA alum and we are very excited to hear her perspective.


A reception will immediately follow in the McGregor Memorial Conference Center, a short walk from the Law School, across the Gilmour Mall.


Hosted by the Wayne State Graduate Program in Public Administration, Department of Political Science and the Levin Center at Wayne Law


Co-sponsored by the Citizens Research Council (CRC) of Michigan, a nonprofit government research association and the American Society for Public Administration - Detroit Metropolitan Chapter.


Event flyer is available here. Please RSVP to mpa@wayne.edu. Directions and parking information available here



The Lent Upson Lecture is held annually to honor the contribution of Lent D. Upson to public administration in the United States. Dr. Upson founded the Graduate Program in Public Administration at Wayne State University in 1935 and served as Dean of the School of Public Affairs and Social Work until his death in 1949. He also served as the first Director of the Detroit Bureau of Municipal Research, the organization now known as the Citizens Research Council (CRC) of Michigan. He served in this role from 1916 to 1944.

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