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2017 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 20: The Future of Financial Regulation. With Kathryn C. Lavelle, Ph.D., Ellen and Dixon Long Professor in World Affairs. ***Alternate Room: Kelvin Smith Library LL06 (lower level, opposite elevators)***

January 27: The Generalist Function in the Evolving Health Care System. With Kurt Stange M.D., Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor and Editor, Annals of Family Medicine.***Alternate Location: Guilford House, First Floor Lounge***

February 3: Democracy and Demagogues: Lessons from Ancient Greece and Rome. With Rachel Sternberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Classics, and Timothy Wutrich, Senior Instructor of Classics.

February 10: Immigration Policy and the Trump Administration. With David Wolfe Leopold J.D., Past President, American Immigration Lawyers Association

February 17: The New Health Education Campus and the Future of Health Care. With James Young M.D., Executive Dean, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University

February 24: Challenges Facing the U.S. Intelligence Community. With Vincent E. McHale, Ph.D., Marcus A. Hanna Emeritus Professor of Political Science

March 3: Staffing and Organizing the Trump Presidency. With David B. Cohen, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, University of Akron.

March 10: Nuclear Weapons. With William J. Fickinger, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Physics.

March 17: No program, Spring Break

March 24: Energy Storage: A Key to Sustainability. With Daniel A. Scherson, Ph.D., Frank Hovorka Professor of Chemistry and Director, Ernest B. Yeager Center for Electrochemical Sciences.

March 31: Merkel’s Challenge: Managing Trump, Putin, and a Million Syrians. With Mark K. Cassell, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, Kent State University.

April 7: Program to be Determined

April 14: Brazil’s Political Crises. With Juscelino F. Colares, Ph.D., Schott-Van den Eyden Professor of Business Law and Associate Director, Frederick K. Cox International Law Center.

April 21: Program to be Determined

April 28: Putin’s Russia. With Kelly M. McMann, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science and Director, International Studies Program.