Past Events

Monday, October 24, 2005 | 3 - 4pm
About: Concerns for community vitality abound in communities as small as a small town in western Nebraska or an area as urban as Lincoln. There is ample evidence that the economic and educational vitality of a community is related to its general health, and especially to the community’s civic health...
Thursday, March 31, 2005 | 3 - 4pm
About: Although it is still true that some of the poorest communities in the U.S. are tribal communities, in the past several decades numerous American Indian tribes across the country have been developing extremely successful commercial and entrepreneurial enterprises. This economic growth is...
Saturday, October 9, 2004 | 3 - 4pm
About: Session 1: American Power in a Fractured World For the first session, Professor Paul Kennedy discussed the contemporary role in the 21st Century global community. His presentation touched on the themes particularly relevant to the international stage: ideological divisions, strategic decision...
Wednesday, June 23, 2004 | 3 - 4pm
About: This Forum for Political Leadership is an effort to address the difficulties in enabling capable men and women to enter public life. Each election cycle, residents of Nebraska express concern about the shortage of candidates for both elected public office and volunteer positions, while...
Friday, January 23, 2004 | 3 - 4pm
About: With ongoing United States involvement in the Middle East, South Asia, and Eastern Europe, frequent reference to the term “nation-building” is made by policymakers, commentators, and journalists. What exactly does “nation-building” mean? Why is it important? Foreign policy and international...
Saturday, June 28, 2003 | 3 - 4pm
About Why is it that some small towns in Nebraska thrive while others struggle? Despite persistent challenges to rural and small community economic vitality, numerous opportunities exist to implement sustainable community or entrepreneurial-based initiatives that can contribute to economic growth...
Thursday, June 19, 2003 | 3 - 4pm
About: This Forum for Political Leadership is an effort to address the difficulties in enabling capable men and women to enter public life. Each election cycle, residents of Nebraska express concern about the shortage of candidates for both elected public office and volunteer positions, while...
Wednesday, June 4, 2003 | 3 - 4pm
About: The mass media, often referred to as the “Fourth Estate” of American society, fulfills an important role in American Society as a guardian to democracy and defender of public interest. Although the press has been blamed for a decline in participation and much of the cynicism leveled at the...
Wednesday, May 22, 2002 | 3 - 4pm
About: This Forum for Political Leadership is an effort to address the difficulties in enabling capable men and women to enter public life. Each election cycle, residents of Nebraska express concern about the shortage of candidates for both elected public office and volunteer positions, while...
Tuesday, December 4, 2001 | 3 - 4pm
About: In the past few decades, economic development for both urban and rural communities has emerged as a critical domestic policy area. The vitality of local and regional economies has become a priority issue for policymakers, especially in turbulent economic times. Yet in spite of its importance...
Thursday, November 29, 2001 | 3 - 4pm
About: At each level of government, education policymaking occupies more time and more resources than virtually any other policy area. It is for this reason that the historical, social, political, and economic contexts that influence education policy and which, in turn, are influenced by the nature...
Saturday, September 8, 2001 | 3 - 4pm
About: Being able to understand the policy process provides participants with the ability to become more effective in promoting policy issues. The purpose of this workshop was to provide participants with an understanding of the policy process in terms of the various stages, when and why certain...
Monday, June 25, 2001 | 3 - 4pm
About: This Forum for Political Leadership is an effort to address the difficulties in enabling capable men and women to enter public life. Each election cycle, residents of Nebraska express concern about the shortage of candidates for both elected public office and volunteer positions, while...
Friday, May 11, 2001 | 3 - 4pm
About: This workshop provided participants with the ability to critically consume policy research by learning how to question the assumptions and assess the research design. Participants considered, for example, how the definition of a policy issue or proposed goals of a program narrows the policy...
Thursday, May 3, 2001 | 3 - 4pm
About: Taxes on income, sales, and property are the primary sources of government revenue. Though a general source of income, the reliance on different taxes, as well as rates and bases, vary widely across jurisdictions. This seminar and its participants explored the complexity of tax policy in...
Friday, April 6, 2001 | 3 - 4pm
About: Being able to understand the policy process provides participants with the ability to become more effective in promoting policy issues. The purpose of this workshop was to provide participants with an understanding of the policy process in terms of the various stages, when and why certain...
Thursday, March 22, 2001 | 3 - 4pm
About: At each level of government, education policymaking occupies more time and more resources than virtually any other policy area. It is for this reason that the historical, social, political, and economic contexts that influence education policy and which, in turn, are influenced by the nature...
Friday, March 2, 2001 | 3 - 4pm
About: To fully comprehend the machinery of contemporary health policymaking and to understand the broad political dynamics that have conditioned American health policy, policymakers must integrate information from multiple and varied sources. This seminar familiarized participants with the...
Tuesday, February 20, 2001 | 3 - 4pm
About: In the past few decades, economic development for both urban and rural communities has emerged as a critical domestic policy area. The vitality of local and regional economies has become a priority issue for policymakers, especially in turbulent economic times. Yet in spite of its importance...
Tuesday, November 28, 2000 | 3 - 4pm
About: Environmental and natural resources policy issues are so diverse that they transcend ordinary academic boundaries. An awareness of the multitude of policy analyses is central to a larger understanding of how policy decisions are or could be made in the environmental policy field. Thus, the...