Council Webinar | Prof. Dr. Karl Lauterbach
Monday, Jun 1, 2020
4:00pm – 6:00pm
We are very excited to invite you to a transatlantic webinar with Prof. Dr. Karl Lauterbach (Member of the German Bundestag, former Deputy Chair of the Social Democratic Parliamentary Group (SPD) from 2013 – 2019, and Alumni of the Harvard School of Public Health).
Council Webinars are organized by the Council of the German American Conference at Harvard e.V. to give members the chance to connect directly to leading thinkers from politics, business, and society from Europe and the U.S. during these challenging times. We are therefore very honored that Prof. Dr. Karl Lauterbach will join us for a webinar on Monday, June 1st.
During the webinar, Prof. Dr. Lauterbach will share his perspectives on the status quo, on post-COVID-19 times and on his predictions for the transatlantic relations in light of the upcoming US elections. After a short 20min talk, there will be lots of opportunities to discuss and ask questions during a dedicated Q&A session.
Prof. Lauterbach is a full professor of Health Economics and Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Cologne, Member of the German Bundestag (MdB), and an Adjunct Faculty Member of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. He advised governments and governmental agencies in Europe, the United States, and the Middle East. He furthermore is a member of the Flagship Program of the World Bank and a consultant of the International Development Bank.
A Harvard alumn himself, he received two degrees, a Master of Public Health and a Doctor of Sciencedegree, the latter for his dissertation on „Justice and the Functions of Health Care“, at the Harvard School of Public Health – a timely analysis using concepts of his former supervisor and Nobel Laureate in economics, Amartya Sen, to identify a more just allocation strategy of healthcare resources.
From 1998 to 2005, Prof. Lauterbach was a leading medical advisor of the German government and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Cologne. He directly advised Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and has had considerable influence on the healthcare reforms during the last decade in Germany and Europe. As a leading lawmakerhe was involved in more than 80 healthcare laws, published over 100 scientific articles and best-selling books (“Der Zweiklassenstaat”, “Gesund im kranken System. Ein Wegweiser”).