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Lectures and Special Guests

Policy Pub: Long-Term Consequences of Economic Inequality

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Backwoods Bistro
401 E. Tennessee St., Tallahassee
(corner of Gadsden St.)

Policy analysts predict rising poverty among future retirees because Social Security cannot sustain its benefits and budgets will be strained by rising medical costs. In fact, the situation is much worse. Trends in economic inequality will further erode the well-being of people turning 65 in the future.

Policy Pub: Could the Next Water Crisis Be in Tallahassee

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Backwoods Bistro
401 E. Tennessee St., Tallahassee
(corner of Gadsden St.)

One of the biggest stories of the past few years has been the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, where due to insufficient water treatment, more than 100,000 residents were potentially exposed to high levels of lead in the drinking water. The crisis would seem to be almost out of character in a country as developed and wealthy as ours, but is it really all that unthinkable?

What Really Shapes Judges’ Decisions? Inside Stories from the Florida Supreme Court

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
5:00 p.m.
Broad Auditorium, Pepper Center
636 W. Call St., FSU Campus

A journalist with decades of experience covering the Florida Supreme Court will give his insider’s view of the court’s workings in a talk at Florida State University. Neil Skene, capital bureau chief of the St. Petersburg Times for many years, speaks on the various circumstances that influence judges' decisions, including factual circumstances, the language of statutes, personal philosophies, and awareness of consequences.

Seeking Lost Glory: Lessons of Islamist Extremism

Thursday, February 1, 2018
5:30-6:30 pm
(Reception at 5:00 pm prior to talk)
Globe Auditorium
110 S. Woodward St.

The terrorism of al-Qaida and the Islamic State group (aka ISIS) was a product of some Muslim leaders calling for revival of earlier glorious empires that have long since vanished, according to the former Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S., who will speak on the subject at Florida State University.

Saving Our Cities in the Trump Era

Thursday, January 25, 2018
7:00 p.m.
William Johnston Bldg, 2004

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning presents a lecture by Cornell University Professor Emeritus Bill Goldsmith.

"Europe: Between a Russian Rock and an American Hard Place"

January 23, 2018 - 5:00 p.m.
The Globe, 110 S. Woodward Ave.

The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy and the Center for Global Engagement present a lecture by Peter Ford, the Paris-based global affairs correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.

In "Europe: Between a Russian Rock and an American Hard Place,” Ford will explore the challenges and opportunities that Russia's activism and U.S. disengagement present to Europe, particularly in the light of Brexit.

Policy Pub: Public Health in the Face of Climate Change

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Backwoods Bistro
401 E. Tennessee St., Tallahassee
(corner of Gadsden St.)

The spring Policy Pub series kicks off with a program orginially scheduled for last fall but postponed due to Hurricane Irma.

Assistant Professor of Geography Chris Uejio will present his talk on "Public Health in the Face of Climate Change" at the January session of the college's popular series that brings together the general public with policy experts from FSU for an open discussion of today's most important issues.

Policy Pub: Ageism in an Aging Society

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Backwoods Bistro
401 E. Tennessee St., Tallahassee
(corner of Gadsden St.)

Our population is aging. Birthday celebrations for those reaching their 80s, 90s, and even beyond now commonplace. But ageism targeting these adults – and even those decades younger – remains curiously persistent.

“Engineering Eden: Do we know enough to operate ecosystems?”

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 4:30 pm
Broad Auditorium, Pepper Center
636 West Call St., FSU Campus

The college's Anderson-Ashby Lectureship in Public Policy Journalism presents a talk by Jordan Fisher Smith, a former park and wilderness ranger turned award-winning environmental journalist.

Annual Cresse Lecture and Panel

Cresse Panel Discussion
Friday, November 3, 2017
9:30-11:00 a.m.
DeVoe Moore Conference Room
150E Bellamy Building, FSU Campus

Cresse Lecture
Friday, November 3, 2017
3:00-4:30 p.m.
College of Law Rotunda
308 M.L. King Blvd. S, Tallahassee

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