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Fall Pub Series Closes with Look at Election Outcome

The outcome of the 2016 presidential election is likely to have some interesting and far-reaching implications, and faculty of the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy will be on hand to offer insight and perspectives at the college’s popular new public outreach series, Policy Pub.

The final Policy Pub session of the fall will feature Larry Polivka, director of the Claude Pepper Center, and Professor of Sociology Deana Rohlinger speaking on “It’s Over! What Now?” They will present a brief, plain-language talk followed by ample time for audience interaction.

Policy Pub is free and open to the public and takes place:

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Backwoods Bistro
401 E. Tennessee St. (corner of Gadsden)

Policy Pub was launched by the college to give the Tallahassee community a relaxed, informal, and fun atmosphere to hear and discuss the important issues, events, and decisions that affect everyone’s lives on a daily basis.
Attendees can sit at tables or the bar and order food and drink from the Bistro menu. The presentations last roughly 15-20 minutes, and the rest of the hour offers time to ask questions, make comments, and engage in discussion. Because the first two Pubs were so well attended, the college advises people to arrive early in order to get a good parking place and seat.

All three of the fall Pub sessions focused on the election. The series will start up again in the new year with sessions scheduled for January 17, February 21, and March 21, 2017 (third Thursdays). Faculty speakers and topics tentatively set include Tim Chapin (autonomous vehicles, aka “robot cars,” and their potential for changing both transportation and city planning), Will Butler (sea level rise and resilience of coastal communities in Florida and elsewhere), and Miranda Waggoner (how public policy falls short on women’s and children’s health).

“The students and faculty in our six academic and 17 interdisciplinary programs, centers, and institutes address virtually every economic, political, and social issue that society is facing in the 21st century,” said Chapin, interim dean of the college. “This series brings the important work they do out to the general public in a way that everyone can understand, and we’re delighted the local community has responded so well.”

For more information about the series, visit this link. Details of the Pub sessions may change, so check the website and social media for the latest updates.