Guest speakers provide students with unique opportunities in Prof. Weinschenk’s class

Dr. Ashok Rai (CEO of Prevea Health; Chancellor’s Council of Trustees member) visited Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk’s (Political Science) Congress class to guest lecture on his testimony before Congress last year. He also talked about the importance of advocacy and lobbying, ways to re-think the American healthcare system and health issues facing Wisconsin like the opioid crisis. Students were able to ask questions for about an hour after some opening remarks from Dr. Rai. He is the third speaker in Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk’s line-up of guests in this class this year, with a former member of Congress and a current state representative having visited in the past. Through these speakers, students have gotten a wide range of perspectives on legislative politics in the United States and were provided with the unique opportunity to interact with a major CEO, former member of Congress and state legislator all in one class.

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