Policy Pub

Policy Pub Fall 2018: Aging, consolidating, voting in the spotlight

Policy Pub, the popular free public forum series presented by the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, returns for three new sessions this fall. Faculty from the college will present brief talks on aging, government consolidation and the November midterm elections, followed by questions and discussion from the public. The fall […]

Policy Pub examines how economic inequality affects retirees

The Florida State University Policy Pub series concludes its spring schedule with a presentation on economic inequality, particularly as it applies to retired people. David Rasmussen, dean emeritus of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy and the James H. Gapinski Professor of Economics, will present “The Long-Term Consequences of Economic Inequality.” After the […]

Policy Pub looks at water crisis: Can it happen here?

One of the biggest stories of the past few years has been the water crisis in Flint, Mich., where due to insufficient water treatment, more than 100,000 residents were potentially exposed to high levels of lead in the drinking water. The crisis would seem to be almost out of character in a country as developed […]

New Policy Pub sessions focus on climate, health and economic equality

Policy Pub, the popular public forum series at Backwoods Bistro, returns for three new sessions this semester with topics that address key issues affecting everyone’s lives. The monthly sessions include brief, plain-language talks by faculty of the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy followed by questions and discussion from the public. […]

Policy Pub tackles persistent ageism in our aging society

Our population is aging. Birthday celebrations for those reaching their 80s, 90s and even beyond are now commonplace. But ageism targeting these adults — and even those decades younger — remains persistent. The next session of the popular Policy Pub public forum series presented by the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public […]

Policy Pub looks at state laws on controversial issues

Policy Pub, the popular public forum series at Backwoods Bistro hosted by the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, kicks off the fall season discussing the topic of controversial state laws. Frances Berry, the Frank Sherwood Professor of Public Administration and Askew Eminent Scholar Chair in the college’s Askew School of […]

Policy Pub looks at sea level rise and how to deal with it

The effects of climate change will likely impact Florida more than any other state, and faculty researchers at the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy continue to work to address the challenges of a changing climate. The college’s informal, interactive Policy Pub series will discuss one climate change effect — sea […]

FSU’s ‘Policy Pub’ series returns for spring semester

Policy Pub, the informative social series of topical talks and discussions presented by the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, returns for three new sessions this semester. Through the series, the FSU social sciences faculty share information and ideas about public policy with community members in an informal, non-academic setting. The […]

FSU faculty to engage community with new ‘Policy Pub’ series

Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy is launching a new event series that puts the “public” in public policy and the “social” in social sciences. Beginning in mid-September, Policy Pub will bring Tallahassee residents and college faculty together in a relaxed social environment to dialogue about key public policy issues. Policy […]