KEYNOTE: THE POLICY GAME
Policy doesn’t stop when politics starts. In spite of inevitable contradictions and setbacks, political reactions to a policy proposal become an integral part of this same policy. The policy mind uses this experience to refine its vision of the problem and to calibrate the original selection of instruments. Politics is the intelligence of a community, because it is how people achieve their common goals in the face of obstacles. Policy is the means to this end, and it is a never-ending effort.
Pierre-Gerlier Forest, PhD
Institute for Health and Social Policy, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Professor and Director