December 10, 2015
Trooper Sanders, former domestic policy advisor to President Bill Clinton and former deputy director of policy to First Lady Michelle Obama, gave the annual McGeorge Mike Belote Capital Lecture on Dec. 2, 2015, at the Sutter Club in Downtown Sacramento. Sanders spoke on the topic "Mobilizing Markets and Social Innovation for Health: The Clinton Foundation Experience" to a large audience.
The lecture was introduced by McGeorge Dean Francis J. Mootz III and Emily Whelan Parento, associate professor of law and the Gordon D. Schaber Health Law Scholar at McGeorge School of Law.
Channeling the power of markets and social innovation to promote health, the Clinton Foundation has tackled some of the most pressing problems. Sanders discussed the Foundation's unique approach to improving health, specifically the efforts to address the nation's opioid dependency crisis by increasing access to intervention medicine, and to address the childhood obesity epidemic through improving healthy offerings in school vending machines and cafeterias.
Steve Hansen, '11, director of capital initiatives at McGeorge, facilitated audience questions after Sanders' presentation.
The Mike Belote Endowed Capital Center Lecture was made possible by a generous donation from Mike Belote '87, President of California Advocates, Inc., and longtime McGeorge alumni donor and volunteer. Mr. Belote's gift was matched by the University of the Pacific Powell Fund. This event is part of the Capital Center for Law and Policy Lecture Series.