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2015 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 28: Israel and the Muddle East Update. With Peter J. Haas, Abba Hillel Silver Professor of Jewish Studies. ***Alternate Location: Room LL06 in Kelvin Smith Library (lower level, opposite the elevators)***

September 4: The Supreme Court: Looking Back & Looking Ahead. With Jonathan Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation, and Jonathan Entin, Professor of Law and Political Science.

September 11: The United States Since 9/11. A panel discussion with Michael W. Clune, Professor of English; Pete Moore, Marcus A. Hanna Associate Professor of Political Science; and Joe White, Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy.

September 18: The New Wave of Abortion Restrictions. With B. Jessie Hill, Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

September 25: What’s Happening in Lake Erie? With Gerald Matisoff, Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences.

October 2: Moving Towards Health Care Justice: Navigating the ACA and Beyond. With Rachel Rosen DeGolia, Director, Universal Health Care Action Network and Health Benefits Exchange navigator.

October 9: China’s Aging Population: Policy Decisions and Program Challenges. With M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad, Distinguished University Professor and Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. ***Alternate Location: Mather House Room 100***

October 16: The Issues About Issue 3, The Ohio Marijuana Legalization Initiative. With Mark Naymik, Columnist, The Plain Dealer.

October 23: Energy, Climate, and the Historian’s View of the Future. With Peter A. Shulman, Associate Professor of History.

October 30: “9 to 5” to What? New Work Patterns and Their Implications. With Jenny Rae Hawkins, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics.

November 6: A Year Away from the 2016 Election…. With Paul Herrnson, Professor of Political Science, University of Connecticut.

November 13: Why Virtual Schools are Growing So Fast, and What it Might Mean for the Future of Public Education. With Peter Robertson, Senior Vice President of School Operations, Connections Education.

November 20: Integrating the Inner City Through Mixed-Income Development. With Mark Joseph, Associate Professor at MSASS and Director, National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities; Taryn Gross, Program Manager for the Initiative, and Emily Miller, Project Coordinator for the Initiative. Co-sponsored with the Schubert Center for Child Studies. ***Alternate Location: Mandel Community Studies Center Room 115, 11402 Bellflower Road***

November 27: Thanksgiving Break

December 4: Making Clean Energy Work. With Walter Money, Whole House Energy Solutions.