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.
August 30: Supreme Court Forecast (and Review). With Jonathan Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation; Jonathan Entin, Associate Dean for Student Affairs of the School of Law, Professor of Law and Political Science; and Ken Ledford, Associate Professor of History and Law.
September 6: Implementing the Affordable Care Act. With J.B. Silvers, John R. Mannix Medical Mutual of Ohio Professor of Healthcare Finance, Weatherhead School of Management and School of Medicine.
September 13: Will the Working Class Ever Recover? The Great Recession and Beyond. With Tim Black, Associate Professor of Sociology, and Joe White, Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy.
September 20: Germany's Election on Sunday. With Mark Cassell, Professor of Political Science, Kent State University. ***Alternate Location: Spartan Room, 3rd Floor of Thwing Center***
September 27: "Congressional Republican Leadership." With Justin Buchler, Associate Professor of Political Science. ***Alternate Location: Mather House Room 100***
October 4: China's New Leadership After a Year. With Paul Schroeder, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science. ***Alternate Location: Mather House Room 100***
October 11: "3D Printing" or Additive Manufacturing: What Is It, and What Could It Do? With Malcolm Cooke, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Executive Director of think(box). ***Alternate Location: Spartan Room, 3rd Floor of Thwing Center***
October 18: Patenting Genes. Craig Nard, Tom J. E. and Bette Lou Walker Professor of Law, and Director, Center for Law, Technology, and the Arts.
October 25: Why Performance Enhancing Drugs Should be Legal in Sports. With Max Mehlman, Arthur E. Petersilge Professor of Law and Director of the Law-Medicine Center.
November 1: Press Freedom and the Edward Snowden Affair. With Jim Sheeler, Shirley Wormser Professor of Journalism and Media Writing.
November 8: Is It or Is It Not Cancer? Is That the Question? With Nathan A. Berger, Distinguished University Professor and Director, Center for Science, Health and Society.
November 15: The Opportunity Corridor and Beyond: Transportation Issues in University Circle. With Debbie Berry, Vice President of Development, University Circle Inc.
November 22: Economic Effects of Health Care Reform: The Massachusetts Experience. With Mark Votruba, Associate Professor of Economics.
November 29: Thanksgiving Break
December 6: Political Ethics – An Oxymoron? With Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, Beamer-Schneider Professor in Ethics and Joseph White, Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy.