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Public Affairs Discussion Group

"Life at the Intersection: Perspectives and Lessons Learned From a Life Lived at the Intersection of the Public, Private, and Nonprofit Sectors"

February 18, 2005
Crawford Hall, Room 14

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Lee Fisher

Lee Fisher

CEO, Center for Families and Children

Dear Colleagues:

Many of you know Lee Fisher as the former Attorney General of the State of Ohio and Democratic candidate for Governor in 1998. A few may know him as their instructor in a SAGES seminar about the Presidential election during this past Fall. But his main job these days is as the CEO of the Center for Families and Children (, one of the major human services nonprofit organizations in Cuyahoga County.

There’s a lot of talk about differences between the public sector and the private sector and the “independent sector” of nonprofit organizations. But as a former practicing attorney and politician, and now part of the leadership team of a major nonprofit, Lee Fisher is in especially good position to reflect on the differences. So please join us for the Friday Public Affairs Lunch on February 18, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 14 of Crawford Hall. Lee will comment on “Life at the Intersection: Perspectives and Lessons Learned From a Life Lived at the Intersection of the Public, Private, and Nonprofit Sectors.”

As usual, cookies and beverages will be provided, lunch is brown bag, and please bring your opinions as well as your lunch!

Best regards,
Joe White

About Our Guest

Lee Fisher is a former Ohio Attorney General, state representative, state senator and candidate for governor and Ohio chair of the 1992 Clinton-Gore campaign. Fisher is currently president and CEO of the Cleveland-based Center for Families and Children.

Spring 2005 Semester Schedule

February 25, Crawford Hall 14: Zev Garber, Rosenthal Visiting Professor of Judaic Studies, “Forty Years Since Nostra Aetate: Reappraising a Generation of Catholic-Jewish Dialogue.”

March: 4: TBA

March 11: Spring Break

March 18, Crawford Hall 14: Dick Baznik, Director, Case Western Reserve University Institute for the Study of the University in Society, “Notes on the History of Case Western Reserve University.”

March 25, Crawford Hall 14: Amos Guiora, Visiting Professor of Law and Lt. Colonel, Israeli Defense Forces,  “Morality in Armed Conflict."

April 1: Toepfer Room: Sharona Hoffman, Associate Professor of Law, “Race and the Law.”

April 8: Toepfer Room: Robert Clarke Brown, Member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and Capital Markets Advisor at the U.S. Department of Transportation: “The Politics of Airports.”

April 15: TBA

April 22: TBA

April 29: TBA

Parking: People who due to mobility concerns need to make special arrangements for parking for the Public Affairs Discussion Group Friday Lunch Series can send their request for parking to, or you can call 216-368-4440 and speak to Pat or Fay to make arrangements.

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