Immunizations and Infectious Diseases
Immunizations represent one of the most important public health measures ever implemented, preventing countless deaths and disability from infectious diseases. Yet, these successes are under threat, both domestically and internationally, by the rise in vaccine hesitancy. Dr. James Conway has dedicated much of his academic career towards improving and strengthening immunization programs around the world. We will discuss the importance of maintaining high levels of ‘community immunity’, the reasons behind this trend toward vaccine refusal, the public health impacts, and methods for trying to sustain worldwide progress in the battle against vaccine preventable disease.
Leadership in Transformational Times
Fiserv is a hometown, Fortune 500 company celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. Jeff Yabuki has been CEO since 2005 and has been leading its transformation from a multi-industry holding company through a combination of internal investments, divestitures and strategic acquisitions. In early 2019, Fiserv announced the acquisition of First Data making it one of the largest Payments and Fintech companies in the world serving financial institutions, businesses and consumers. Fiserv has also been recognized among FORTUNE “World’s Most Admired Companies®” for six years in a row. In 2018, the company signed a long-term naming rights agreement for Fiserv Forum, a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment facility in downtown Milwaukee.
A recognized thought leader, Jeff speaks frequently on innovation, business and leadership. He was recently named one of America’s 100 Most Innovative Leaders by Forbes Magazine. In his presentation, Jeff will share his thoughts on the importance of leadership in a time of transformation and change.
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CARW is proud to join with GMAR and the Milwaukee Rotary Club for this unique program. Join us to hear from Steve Glickman – Co-Founder and former CEO of the Economic Innovation Group (EIG), a bipartisan research and policy organization in Washington, D.C. focused on addressing economic inequality through the creation of a new marketplace for private equity investments in distressed communities.
Under Steve’s leadership, EIG was the architect of the $6 trillion Qualified Opportunity Zones program, the largest community investment incentive in U.S. history. EIG conceptualized the program and drafted the underlying legislation — the “Investing in Opportunity Act” — championed by Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), which received nearly 100 bipartisan congressional cosponsors before being passed into law in 2017.
He will discuss the status of the Opportunity Zone program in the US including successes and challenges in the first two years of the program – as well as best practices for investing in a fund.
Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal (1933-1938) created four clusters of federal policy: (1) broad-based economic security programs; (2) means-tested welfare programs; (3) market regulation; and (4) market manipulation.
Within this structure, policymakers added programs for 80 years. But since the 1970s, the New Deal model has sputtered in the face of international competition and disruptive technology.
We urgently need another fundamental reform. “Putting Government in Its Place: The Case for a New Deal 3.0” makes the case for strengthening broad-based economic security programs and bolstering market regulation. But means-tested welfare programs and market-manipulating subsidies would end. The result: America’s next birth of freedom.
Copies of David’s book will be for sale at this luncheon.