The Public Affairs Conference is Tuesday, April 4 to Friday, April 7 with the theme of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: Perspectives on Self-Government. The entire schedule is filled will interesting topics and featured individuals. This year’s panels cover a variety of topics that may help us increase our cultural competence including: trafficking, safe spaces, community and law enforcement relationship, majority norms and minority communities, free speech, mental health, immigration and refugees, equality and equity, religion, etc.
This year, the plenary sessions are:
- How did we get here? A historical perspective on our wild 2016 election presented by Doris Kearns Goodwin
- Tuesday, April 4 at 7:30-8:30pm in JK Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
- Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in the age of global terrorism presented by Pervez Hoodbhoy
- Wednesday, April 5 at noon-1pm in PSU Theater
- Defending free speech for all: From right to left, and from right to wrong presented by Nadine Strossen
- Wednesday, April 5 at 7:30-8:30pm in PSU Theater
- Is it possible to become happier and, if yes, how? presented by Sonja Lyubomirsky
- Thursday, April 6 at 7:30-8:30pm in PSU Theater
- Hillbilly Elegy: A culture in crisis presented by J.D. Vance
- Friday, April 7 at noon-1pm in PSU Theater
To discuss the conference use #CitizenBear — The Public Affairs Conference is a signature public affairs event and a brilliant way to engage with our mission.
Consider — How are you…
- Living the mission?
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