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 17: Religious Speech and Property Rights. With B. Jessie Hill, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research.
January 24: Are We Doomed? Climate Change and What We Are Really Doing About It. With Jessica F. Green, Assistant Professor of Political Science.
January 31: The Conspiracy Against Obamacare: How Academic Bloggers Influenced the Legal Battle Over the Individual Mandate. With Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation.
February 7: America’s Future in Space. With Michael L. Heil, Ph.D., President and CEO, Ohio Aerospace Institute.
February 14: The Wizard Behind the Curtain: ALEC and State Legislatures in 2014. With Amy Hanauer, Executive Director, Policy Matters Ohio. ***Alternate Location: 1st Floor Lounge, Guilford House***
February 21: The Profession of Accounting: Where It Came From, Where It Has Been, and Where It's Going. With Gary Previts, Distinguished University Professor and E. Mandel de Windt Professor of Leadership and Enterprise Development.
February 28: February 28: The Pursuit of Wellness - Case Western Reserve University's New Wellness Program. With Elizabeth R. Click, ND, RN, CWP, University Medical Director and Assistant Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.
March 7: Shared Success: Law Enforcement, Faith-Based Organizations, and the Fugitive Safe Surrender Program. With Daniel Flannery Ph.D., Semi J. and Ruth W. Begun Professor and Director, Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education.
March 14: Spring Break
March 21: What the Jewish Experience Tells Us About Religion in America Today. With Peter J. Haas, Abba Hillel Silver Professor of Jewish Studies and Chair, Department of Religious Studies.
March 28: Muslims in the United States. With Justine Howe, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies. ***Alternate Site: Kelvin Smith Library, Lower Level, Room LL06 B/C.***
April 4: The “Problem” of Teen Mothers. With Mary Erdmans, Associate Professor of Sociology.
April 11: Is the Federal Government's Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States Anti-Asian? With Timothy Webster, Assistant Professor of Law and Director, East Asian Legal Studies. Alternate Site: Mather House Room 100.
April 18: Is Cleveland Dying? With John A. Begala, Executive Director, Center for Community Solutions.
April 25: Pope Francis: So Far. With Paul V. Murphy, Professor of History and Director, Institute of Catholic Studies, John Carroll University