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Lectures and Special Guests

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

Policy Pub: Medical Marijuana and Same Sex Marriage: Understanding State Choices

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 5:30-6:30 pm
Backwoods Bistro 401 E. Tennessee St., Tallahassee
(Corner of Gadsden St.)

Policy Pub is a recurring series of brief, plain-language talks by faculty of the college on public policy issues that affect everyone.

Frances Berry of the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy will use the issues of medical marijuana and same sex marriage to illuminate the processes by which states determine the laws that will govern their citizens, sometimes at odds with federal laws and policy.

“The Economy in Historical Perspective”

October 23, 2017, 5:30-6:30 pm
Grand Hall, Honors Scholars and Fellows House

Phi Beta Kappa and the Department of Economics present a talk by Price Fishback, Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona.

Fishback is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research on American economic history has included employment and labor in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries especially the coal industry, and government programs of the New Deal.

"Government and Emerging Technologies"

October 11, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Devoe Moore Conference Room, Bellamy 150E

It seems like technology is changing everything—from how we shop to how we eat, learn, travel and more. How should the federal, state, and local governments respond?

Join us for a discussion with Adam Thierer, author and Senior Research Fellow with the Technology Policy Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

"2016: An Election Like No Other" October 13, 2016

University of South Florida Distinguished Professor of Political Science Susan MacManus, a noted media expert on politics and elections, delivers a lecture on the 2016 presidential race.

Selling candidates and their messages to voters in a high tech world where personalities often "trump" policies is a phenomenon that has seriously altered our electoral process. MacManus will discuss how the means of reaching voters has changed significantly since 2012.

Cynthia Tucker: Annual Cresse Lecture and Panel

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and University of Georgia Visiting Professor Cynthia Tucker will deliver a lecture and take part in a panel discussion as part of the annual Joe Cresse Ethics in Government Lecture Series sponsored by the Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University.

"Biophilic Cities and Blue Urbanism: Rethinking Cities in the Urban Age"

Timothy Beatley, an expert on sustainable communities, will speak at Florida State University on “Biophilic Cities and Blue Urbanism: Rethinking Cities in the Urban Age.” The talk is sponsored by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy.