Fostering Dialogue and Debate on the Leading Public Affairs Issues of Our Time
The Friday Public Affairs Discussion Lunch has been a Case Western Reserve University tradition since 1989. It is sponsored by the Center for Policy Studies within the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Friday Lunch gathers every Friday when classes are in session during Fall and Spring semesters. Usually we meet in the Dampeer Room on the Second Floor of Kelvin Smith Library. But that room is not always available, so please check this space or the weekly e-mail announcement to be sure of the location of each week's discussion.
January 16: Being an Employee in an Information Economy - The Expanding Role of Non-Competition and Related Agreements. With David Reed, Ph.D., JD, MBA - Principal at Criterion Capital, LLC.
January 23: The Attack on Social Security Disability Insurance (?) With Joe White, Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy.
January 30: Encouraging Savings by the Poor in Developing Countries. With Silvia Prina, Associate Professor of Economics at Case Western Reserve University.
February 6: What I Learned About American Electoral Politics: Memoirs (in brief) of a 2014 Congressional Candidate. With Michael Wager, Taft Stettinius and Hollister LLP.
February 13: The Invisible Primary or, the 2016 Presidential Race, So Far. With Justin Buchler, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Political Science at Case Western Reserve University.
February 20: The Warren Commission and the Academy: Exploring Truth in a Political World. With Judge (ret.) Burt W. Griffin.
February 27: When the Police Use Deadly Force. With Kevin Nietert, Chief of Police, South Euclid OH.
March 6: What Explains the Price of Gasoline? With Steven W. Percy, former Chairman and CEO, BP of America.
March 13: Spring Break
March 20: The Israeli Election. With Peter J. Haas, Abba Hillel Silver Professor of Jewish Studies and Chair, Department of Religious Studies.
March 27: Talking Turkey: Some Personal (and Historical) Perspectives on Turkish Politics and Society. With John Grabowski, Krieger-Mueller Associate Professor in Applied History; Senior Vice President for Research and Publications, Western Reserve Historical Society.
April 3: Origins and Prospects of the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. With Karl C. Kaltenthaler, Professor of Political Science, University of Akron.
April 10: THE "DOC FIX": Bipartisan Policy on Medicare!? With Joe White, Ph.D. - Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy.
April 17: Is It Time For A New U.S. “Grand Strategy?” With Patrick C. Doherty, Co-director, Strategic Innovation Lab at Case Western Reserve University. ***Alternate Location: Clark Hall, Room 206***
April 24: Avoiding Vaccinations: Reasons and Consequences. With be Irena L. Kenneley, Associate Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.