PASADENA— Michael Dukakis, the 1988 Democratic presidential candidate, will lecture at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at the California Institute of Technology. The event is free, and the media are invited to attend.
Dukakis rose to national prominence in the mid-1980s after engineering the "Massachusetts Miracle" as governor of the state. After three terms in office, he won the Democratic nomination to become his party's standard-bearer in the 1988 presidential election.
For many years Dukakis has balanced his interests between politics and academics, and has taught at Harvard University as well as Northeastern University in Boston, the University of Hawaii, and UCLA. His academic research has focused on national health care policy reform and the lessons national policy makers can learn from state reform efforts.
Dukakis has written articles on national policy for the New England Journal of Medicine, the Yale Law and Policy Review, the Journal of American Health Policy and Compensation and Benefits Management.
The title of his Caltech lecture is "Politics and Public Policy." The event will take place in the Beckman Institute Auditorium. For more information or directions, please contact Caltech Media Relations.