CEI is returning to New York to host a private lunch discussion with Senior Fellow Joel M. Zinberg, M.D., J.D. about lessons we learned from COVID-19. Dr. Zinberg will discuss how the pandemic reaffirmed the importance of innovative free markets and advanced the process of delineating limits on government powers. Governments have broad authority to impose restrictions during a public health emergency, but it is not unlimited. Dr. Zinberg will review the legal and practical limits that have evolved over the course of the pandemic.

When: Thursday, October 14th

Where: Union League Club

Host: CEI Chairman Jean Claude Gruffat

This is a private event. Questions? Email [email protected].

Union League Club COVID Safety Requirements

In accordance with the city mandate, all guests are required to show proof of full vaccination upon entry. Please bring your photo ID and either a physical copy or photo on your phone of your vaccination card. We appreciate your cooperation.

Joel M. Zinberg is a senior fellow with the Competitive Enterprise Institute and an associate clinical professor of surgery at the Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine. He practiced general and oncologic surgery for nearly 30 years at the Mount Sinai Hospital and taught for 10 years at the Columbia University Law School as a Lecturer in Law. From 2017 to 2019, he was general counsel and a senior economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He received his J.D. from the Yale Law School, his M.D. from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and a B.A. in economics from Swarthmore College.

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