Bridging the Divide: Effective Political Communication in a Polarized World
Lunch Seminar with Dr. Robb Willer
The New Trump Card: Domestic Nuclear Weapons Policy
Evening Seminar with Dr. David Wright
Labor Market and the Wage Floor: Lunch Panel on $15 Minimum Wage
Lunch Panel Featuring: Andy Wilson, Daniel Flaming, Abel Ramirez, and Pablo Alvarado
And Still We Rise - Social Justice and Education Inequality
Lunch Discussion Featuring: Miles Corwin
Pathways through Politics and Power on the National and International Stage
Lunch Discussion Featuring: Kathleen A. Doherty and Michael R. Nelson
Civic Rights, Civic Equality, and Religious Liberty
The recent Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges extended the fundamental right to marry to same-sex couples. This decision was met with opposition from conservative religious groups and individuals such as Rowan County clerk Kim Davis. Claiming that the Supreme Court decision infringed on her First Amendment rights to freedom of religious expression, Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Similar arguments against gay marriage have been made by many others, most notably conservative Christians running for President of the United States. Join us for a lunch discussion with David Cruz, Professor of Law at the USC Gould School of Law.
Panel on Space Entrepreneurship
The past few years we have seen the emergence of several space startups - private companies with the ability to make a profit while operating extraterrestrially. Please join us for a panel discussion in which Tethers Unlimited, Planet Labs, and Planetary Resources, who represent the entire spectrum of space startups, will join Professor Sergio Pellegrino to discuss what is needed to succeed as a space company.
Discussion with Congressman Seth Moulton
Congressman Seth Moulton is a former Marine Corps Officer (four tours in the Iraq war), a member of the Democratic Party, and U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 6th Congressional district. Please join us for a one hour question and answer session.
Implications of U.S. Space Policy with Dr. Scott Pace
Dr. Scott Pace is the Director of the Space Policy Institute and a Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at George Washington University. Please join us for a lecture on the geopolitical state of space exploration, and the role the U.S. plays as a leader in space studies.