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Lectures and Special Guests

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

“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.

Eleanor Beardsley (NPR): "My World from Paris"

Eleanor Beardsley, a reporter with National Public Radio since 2004, will speak at Florida State University on her work with the network covering all aspects of French society, politics, economics, culture, and gastronomy.

"Health Care Reform and the 2016 Elections" October 27, 2016

The Pepper Institute presents University of North Carolina School of Medicine Professor Jonathan Oberlander, "Health Care Reform and the 2016 Elections: What Happens to Obamacare after Obama?"

Cresse Lecture: "The Glory of Government: Why Has Love Turned to Hate?"

Author Martin Dyckman gives a talk on how public servants like Florida Governors LeRoy Collins and Reubin Askew believed that government is inherently a good thing and why it's corrosive for so many people today to regard government as inherently an enemy.

Mr. Dyckman has written the acclaimed books Reubin O'D Askew and the Golden Age of Florida Politics, Floridian of His Century: The Courage of Governor LeRoy Collins, and A Most Disorderly Court: Scandal and Reform in the Florida Judiciary.

Broad Lecture - Erdogan's New Turkey: An Emerging Authoritarian Power

Sinan Ciddi, director of the Institute for Turkish Studies at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, will speak at Florida State University about recent changes in Turkish government and its drift to more authoritarian rule under its current leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Panel: "Wife of the Gods: From Child Slave to International Human Rights Activist"

A young woman who was taken from her parents to be a “trokosi” – the child slave of a priest – in rural Ghana will be part of a panel discussing child slavery.

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