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.
September 2: Supreme Court Forecast and Review. With Jonathan Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation, and Jonathan Entin, David L. Brennan Professor Emeritus of Law and Adjunct Professor of Political Science.
September 9: The Zika Virus: Threat and Responses. With Ronald Blanton M.D./M.Sc., Professor of International Health. Alternate Location: Guilford House Parlor, 11112 Bellflower Road.
September 16: The Chinese Business System. With Steven Feldman, Professor of Design and Innovation, Weatherhead School of Management.
September 23: Politics, Economics, and International Trade. With Joe White, Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy.
September 30: What Next for the British Labour Party? With Luke Reader Ph.D., SAGES Lecturer.
October 7: The Lake Erie Wind Farm and the Future of Wind Energy. With David Matthiesen, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Director, Wind Energy Research and Commercialization Center.
October 14: Living Black: Social Life in an African-American Neighborhood.. With Mark S. Fleisher, Research Professor, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Alternate Location: Mather House Room 100.
October 21: The DARPA Robotics Challenge and the Future of Robotics. With Wyatt S. Newman, Professor of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering.
October 28: Macroeconomic Challenges for the Next Administration. With Mark S. Sniderman, Executive in Residence and Adjunct Professor of Economics, Weatherhead School of Management, and former Research Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
November 4: Biennial Political Science Department Pre-Election Forecast Discussion.
November 11: The Unrealized Promise of Libertarianism. With Gus Dizerega Ph.D., independent political theorist.
November 18: Can Democracy Meet the Challenge of Polarization? With Mark Chupp, Assistant Professor, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Social Sciences.
November 25: Thanksgiving Break.
December 2: Putin's Russia. With Kelly M. McMann, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director, International Studies Program.
December 9: Health Care Report Cards – Time for Second Thoughts? With J.B. Silvers, John R. Mannix Medical Mutual of Ohio Professor of Health Care Finance.