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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

Jon Van Til, Professor Emeritus of Urban Studies and Community Planning at Rutgers University, 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.

Van Til, author of such books as “Growing Civil Society” and “Resolving Community Conflicts and Problems,” will speak on “Society’s Third Space: Where Public and Private Join for the Common Good.” He will also take part in a panel discussion on “The Three Faces of Public Service.”

Van Til is one of the pioneers in research on nonprofits and the third sector, a term used to describe the range of organizations that are neither public nor private sector, including voluntary and community associations, self-help groups and social enterprises. He sees this sector as playing a vital role in meeting the challenges of contemporary society.

Earlier in the day, Van Til will join a distinguished panel to discuss the three primary ways that universities link their students to communities: service learning, advocacy, and student life. Joining him on the panel, moderated by Askew School Assistant Professor David Berlan, are Mary Coburn, Vice President for Student Affairs at Florida State; David Merrick, director of the Emergency Management and Homeland Security program within the Askew School; and Kelly Otte, executive director of Leon County’s PACE Center for Girls.

There is also a luncheon planned for the same day sponsored by the FSU chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. For details, contact Katrina Holley .

Established in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, the Cresse lecture series hosts distinguished speakers on a variety of topics that focus on ethics in government. The lectureship honors the memory of Joe Cresse and his 45 years of service to them people of Florida, including an eight-year tenure as State Budget Director and a long term on the Public Service Commission.

The Cresse series provides the university and Tallahassee community with an educational tool that encourages high standards of public administration and policy.

Lecture Date: 

November 3, 2017