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Weekly discussion groups are one of the cornerstones of the Fellows Program. Over the course of eight weeks, each Fellow will lead a weekly 90-minute discussion with students on a current political topic. No required readings. No papers. Just lively discussions open to the entire university community. The Fellows bring their unique perspective. All we ask is that you bring yours.

Fall 2017 Discussion Group Topics

Ron Bonjean – Is Politics at a Tipping Point?

Mike Dubke – The 24-Minute News Cycle: Reality Politics and Celebrity Surrogates in the Age of Fake News

Marie Harf – A Trump Presidency Meets the World: Examining the Intersection of U.S. Foreign Policy and Domestic Policies Through a Tour of Global Hotspots

Patrick Murphy – Politics From the Millennial Point of View: One of the First Millennials in Congress Shares His Politics, Process, and Perspective for a More Representative Washington

Liz Sidoti Open For Business: Corporate Engagement in Politics and Public Policy in an Unpredictable Era

Stay tuned for more information about Visiting Fellow José Díaz-Balart‘s on campus events on the topic of Diversity in Public Service! 

Fellows’ Discussion Group Schedule

Schedule beginning Monday, September 25th

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Patrick Murphy
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Healy G-18
Marie Harf
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Healy G-18
Liz Sidoti
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Healy G-18
Mike Dubke
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Healy G-18
Ron Bonjean
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Healy G-18

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