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2014 Fall Semester Public Affairs Discussion Group Schedule

Every Friday During the Regular Academic Semester, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m in the Dampeer Room in Kelvin Smith Library. (unless location change is indicated below)

August 29: 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 5: How World Literature Circulates. With William Marling, Professor of English.

September 12: An Update on Ukraine and Russia. With Andrew Barnes, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Kent State University, and Kelly M. McMann, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Studies Program, CWRU.

September 19: The Use and Misuse of “Big Data” for Health Care. With Sharona Hoffman, Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law and Professor of Bioethics; Co-Director, Law-Medicine Center.

September 26: The Future of CLE Air Service. With Todd F. Payne, Chief of Marketing and Air Service Development, Cleveland Airport System. ***Alternative Venue: LL06 B & C at Kelvin Smith Library***

October 3: Encouraging Savings by the Poor in Developing Countries. With Silvia Prina, Associate Professor of Economics. Alternative Venue: Mather House Room 100

October 10: The Effects of High-Stakes Testing on Students and Schools. With Dale Whittington Ph.D., Director of Research and Evaluation, Shaker Heights City School District.

October 17: “Obamacare” and The Free Clinic. With Danny Williams J.D., MNO, Executive Director, The Free Clinic of Greater Cleveland. Alternative Venue: Mather House Room 100

October 24: An Update on the Search for an AIDS Vaccine. With Michael M. Lederman, Scott R. Inkley Professor of Medicine and Co-Director, CWRU/UHC Center for AIDS Research.

October 31: The Midterm Election. With Karen Beckwith, Flora Stone Mather Professor of Political Science: Justin Buchler, Associate Professor of Political Science; and Andrew Lucker, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science. ***Alternative Venue: LL06 B & C at Kelvin Smith Library***

November 7: ROTC Returns to Campus. With Lt. Colonel Donald Hazelwood, Northeast Ohio ROTC Commander and Professor of Military Science, John Carroll University. Alternative Venue: Mather House Room 100

November 14: Perspectives on Human Subjects Research Requirements. With Suzanne Rivera Ph.D., M.S.W., Associate Vice President for Research and Assistant Professor of Bioethics. ***Alternative Venue: LL06 B & C at Kelvin Smith Library***

November 21: Local Government in an Age of Austerity. With David B. Miller, Associate Professor, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and Council President, City of South Euclid.

November 28: Thanksgiving Break

December 5: Godless Democrats and Pious Republicans: Party Activists and the Mythical God Gulf. With Ryan Claassen, Associate Professor of Political Science, Kent State University.