Speakers Series, Lectures & Forums

The Center arranges, coordinates, sponsors and supports speakers, lectures, and other forums that provide opportunities for dialogues on policy issues. Working cooperatively with other disciplines, faculty members and community partners, this segment of the Center’s activity helps to define the nature of public problems, explore and identify alternatives, and work toward effective policy solutions across a wide range of policy issues.

Recent Programs Have Focused on the Following Topics:

  • Treatment of the Mentally Ill in the US Justice System
  • Crises in Medical Care in Iraq
  • International Relations and Perspectives
  • Mistakes and False Convictions in the North Carolina Justice System
  • Reflections of Democratic Transition in the Art Forms of Baltic Countries
  • Great Decisions (a community partner-based annual series focusing on national and international issues)