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Lectures and Special Guests

Journalism: Democracy's Operating System

An upcoming lecture at Florida State University by Joaquin Alvarado, CEO of the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), focuses on a subject dear to the principles of the recently deceased benefactor of the sponsoring lecture series.

The Ethics of Dissent: Managing Guerrilla Government

The Eighth Annual Joseph P. Cresse Ethics in Government Distinguished Lecture, sponsored by the Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy presents Rosemary O’Leary in a talk on “Guerrilla Government," her term for career public servants who clandestinely disobey the will of their superiors in order to do what they think is right.

Germany's Refugee Challenge

The college presents a lecture by Anke Culver of the West Coast University of Applied Sciences in Heide, Germany.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s enthusiastic slogan “ Wir schaffen das!” (“We can do it!”) has come to haunt her and her leadership. After taking in about 1.5 million refugees during 2015/2016, Merkel’s slogan has turned into the question “Schaffen wir das?” (“Can we do it?”).

"Lessons from Booker T. Washington: The Role of Business in Civil Rights"

The DeVoe L. Moore Center presents a talk and discussion by David Jackson, professor of history at Florida A & M University, on the role of business and business leaders in advancing civil rights for African Americans during the Age of Jim Crow.

Can the Supreme Court Appear Neutral in a Partisan Age?

The Laird B. Anderson and Florence H. Ashby Lectureship on Public Policy Journalism

Robert Barnes
Supreme Court Correspondent for the Washington Post

Ukraine: Between East and West

The college's Ruth K. and Shepard Broad International Lecture Series, in association with the Center for Global Engagement's Engage Your World series, presents a lecture by Maryna Shkuropat, professor at the Horlivka State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages in Ukraine.

Currently in residence as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Southern California, Shkuropat will talk about the current political situation in Ukraine and give a broad historical context to discover the roots of the present circumstances.