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 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. when classes are in session during Fall and Spring semesters. Our programs are open to all and no registration is required. 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 20: The Future of Financial Regulation. With Kathryn C. Lavelle, Ph.D., Ellen and Dixon Long Professor in World Affairs. ***Alternate Room: Kelvin Smith Library LL06 (lower level, opposite elevators)***
January 27: The Generalist Function in the Evolving Health Care System. With Kurt Stange M.D., Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor and Editor, Annals of Family Medicine. ***Alternate Location: Guilford House, First Floor Lounge***
February 3: Democracy and Demagogues: Lessons from Ancient Greece and Rome. With Rachel Sternberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Classics, and Timothy Wutrich, Senior Instructor of Classics.
February 10: Immigration Policy and the Trump Administration. With David Wolfe Leopold J.D., Past President, American Immigration Lawyers Association
February 17: The New Health Education Campus and the Future of Health Care. With James Young M.D., Executive Dean, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
February 24: Challenges Facing the U.S. Intelligence Community. With Vincent E. McHale, Ph.D., Marcus A. Hanna Emeritus Professor of Political Science
March 3: Staffing and Organizing the Trump Presidency. With David B. Cohen, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, University of Akron.
March 10: Nuclear Weapons. With William J. Fickinger, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Physics.
March 17: No program, Spring Break
March 24: Energy Storage: A Key to Sustainability. With Daniel A. Scherson, Ph.D., Frank Hovorka Professor of Chemistry and Director, Ernest B. Yeager Center for Electrochemical Sciences.
March 31: Program to be Determined
April 7: Merkel's Challenge: Managing Trump, Putin, and a Million Syrians. With Mark K. Cassell, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, Kent State University.
April 14: Brazil's Political Crises. With Juscelino F. Colares, Ph.D., Schott-Van den Eyden Professor of Business Law and Associate Director, Frederick K. Cox International Law Center.
April 21: Program to be Determined
April 28: Putin's Russia. With Kelly M. McMann, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science and Director, International Studies Program.