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2018 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 19: President Trump’s First Year – and Beyond. With David B. Cohen Ph.D., Professor of Political Science and Assistant Director, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, University of Akron.

January 26: From Bill Clinton to Harvey Weinstein: The Limits of Social Discourse Around Sexual Assault. With Brian Clites Ph.D., Associate Director of the Baker-Nord Center and Instructor in Religious Studies. ***Alternate Room: Room LL06 (lower level, opposite elevators), Kelvin Smith Library***

February 2: Health Care Education in a Rapidly Changing Landscape. With Jerry Goldberg DDS, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and formerly Dean, CWRU School of Dental Medicine.

February 9: From Guest-workers to Refugees: How a Non-immigrant Nation Became the World’s Most Welcoming Refugee State. With Girma Parris, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science.

February 16: Environmental Policy in the Pruitt EPA. With Catherine J. LaCroix J.D., Adjunct Professor of Law.

February 23: Gill v. Whitford: The Supreme Court and Partisan Redistricting. With Jonathan L. Entin J.D., David L. Brennan Professor Emeritus of Law and Adjunct Professor of Political Science. ***Alternate Location: The Baker-Nord Center, Room 206, Clark Hall, 11130 Bellflower Road***

March 2: The Past and Future of Net Neutrality. With Aaron Perzanowski J.D., Professor of Law.

March 9: Law Enforcement and the Opioid Crisis. With Daniel Flannery Ph.D., Professor and Director, Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education.

March 16: Spring Break

March 23: Alzheimer’s: From Care to Cure and Back. With Peter Whitehouse, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurology. ***Alternate Location: Zverina Room of the Dittrick Medical History Center, 3rd floor of the Allen Memorial Library, 11000 Euclid Ave.***

March 30: Panama and Paradise: What Have We Learned from the “Papers,” and Will It Make Any Difference? With Richard Gordon J.D., Professor of Law and Director, Financial Integrity Institute.

April 6: Income Inequality Among Seniors, At Home and Abroad. With Terry Hokenstad Jr. Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, and Emily Campbell M.A., Associate Director, Center for Community Solutions.

April 13: TBA

April 20: People and Property. With Peter Gerhart J.D., Professor and Dean Emeritus, School of Law.

April 27: Two Sides of Brexit. With Elliot Posner Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science, and Luke Reader Ph.D., SAGES Lecturer.