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2015 Spring 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)

January 16: Being an Employee in an Information Economy – The Expanding Role of Non-Competition and Related Agreements. With David Reed, Ph.D., JD, MBA – Principal at Criterion Capital, LLC.

January 23: The Attack on Social Security Disability Insurance (?) With Joe White, Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy.

January 30: Encouraging Savings by the Poor in Developing Countries. With Silvia Prina, Associate Professor of Economics at Case Western Reserve University.

February 6: What I Learned About American Electoral Politics: Memoirs (in brief) of a 2014 Congressional Candidate. With Michael Wager, Taft Stettinius and Hollister LLP.

February 13: The Invisible Primary or, the 2016 Presidential Race, So Far. With Justin Buchler, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Political Science at Case Western Reserve University.

February 20: The Warren Commission and the Academy: Exploring Truth in a Political World. With Judge (ret.) Burt W. Griffin.

February 27: When the Police Use Deadly Force. With Kevin Nietert, Chief of Police, South Euclid OH.

March 6: What Explains the Price of Gasoline? With Steven W. Percy, former Chairman and CEO, BP of America.

March 13: Spring Break

March 20: The Israeli Election. With Peter J. Haas, Abba Hillel Silver Professor of Jewish Studies and Chair, Department of Religious Studies.

March 27: Talking Turkey: Some Personal (and Historical) Perspectives on Turkish Politics and Society. With John Grabowski, Krieger-Mueller Associate Professor in Applied History; Senior Vice President for Research and Publications, Western Reserve Historical Society.

April 3: Origins and Prospects of the ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.’ With Karl C. Kaltenthaler, Professor of Political Science, University of Akron.

April 10: THE “DOC FIX”: Bipartisan Policy on Medicare!? With Joe White, Ph.D. – Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy.

April 17: Is It Time For A New U.S. “Grand Strategy?” With Patrick C. Doherty, Co-director, Strategic Innovation Lab at Case Western Reserve University. ***Alternate Location: Clark Hall, Room 206***

April 24: Avoiding Vaccinations: Reasons and Consequences. With be Irena L. Kenneley, Associate Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.