Public Policy Forum

Public Policy Forum was formed in 2018 as a pan-University forum for improving the quality of teaching and scholarship at Lindenwood through diversity of thought, respectful disagreement, and mutual understanding. It is coordinated by Dr. Dale Walton, professor of international relations and senior research fellow in the Hammond Institute.

December 2, 2020
After the Drug War: Marijuana and Narcotics Legalization in the US

 

All but 15 states have legalized marijuana use and one state, Oregon, just decriminalized small amounts of heroin and other street drugs. Why have public attitudes toward drugs changed so much, and what are the possibilities going forward?

Virtual event. Registration is required.

FEATURING:

Dale Walton - Professor, International Relations

Jeanie Thies - Professor, Political Science

Rachel Ferguson - Professor, Managerial Philosophy

Howard Wall - Professor, Economics (Moderator)

November 14, 2019
Scientific Freedom in a World with Hyper-Disruptive Technology
 

A panel discussion on social stability, risk, and research into AI, Bioengineering

 

FEATURING:

David Brown - Professor, Philosophy

John Barr - Assistant Professor, Physics

Wojciech Golik - Associate Dean, School of Sciences

Howard Wall - Professor, Economics

Dale Walton - Professor, International Relations

Tawni Ferrarini - Professor, Economics (Moderator)

April 3, 2019

Are Educational Institutions Unwittingly Encouraging Political Toxicity? 

 

An open discussion based on Chapter 3 – “The Untruth of Us vs. Them” – from the book: Coddling of the American Mind by Lukianoff and Haidt.

 

FEATURING:

Stephanie Afful - Associate Professor, Psychology

Rachel Ferguson - Plaster School of Business

Joseph Steineger - Assistant Professor, Philosophy

Jeanie Thies - Professor, Political Science

Dale Walton - Associate Professor, International Relations

Tawni Ferrarini - Professor, Economics (Moderator)

December 4, 2018

Tariffs and Trade: A Conversation

 

A panel discussion on pro-tariffs, anti-tariffs, and the US trade relationship with China

 

FEATURING:

Brian Arendt - Assistant Professor, International Relations

Howard Wall - Professor, Economics

Dale Walton - Associate Professor, International Relations

Tawni Ferrarini - Professor, Economics (Moderator)

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