2014 Paul Levinger Lecture

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Can Health Reform Fix Health Care?

Thursday, March 20, 2014
4:00 – 5:15 pm
Room 170, Warren Alpert Medical School, 222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI

A reception will immediately follow the lecture. Both are free and open to the public.


Ira C. Magaziner is the Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI). He is also the Chairman of the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), and is on the board of the Clinton Hunter Development Initiative.

From 1993 through 1998, he served as Senior Advisor to President Clinton for Policy Development at the White House. In this capacity, he supervised the development and implementation of the administration’s policy for commercialization of the Internet and worked with First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton on the development of the President’s Health Reform Initiative. Mr. Magaziner also chaired a joint National Economic Council/National Security Council Initiative to increase US exports and served as a member of the National Domestic Policy Council.

Mr. Magaziner is one of America’s most respected corporate strategists. Prior to his White House appointment, he built two successful consulting firms and worked for the Boston Consulting Group in Boston, London, and Tokyo, helping major corporations develop their business strategies. Mr. Magaziner graduated from Brown University as valedictorian of the class of 1969, and attended Balliol College, Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.


The Paul Levinger Professorship Pro Tem in the Economics of Health Care was endowed in 1987 to honor the memory of Paul Levinger by his wife, the late Ruth N. Levinger, and his daughter and son-in-law, Bette Levinger Cohen and John M. Cohen, MD ’59.