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Health Care, 2010 Elections Highlight Upcoming Rockefeller College Policy Conversations

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ALBANY, N.Y. (October 29, 2010) -- The University at Albany's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy recently announced its Fall 2010 schedule for Policy Conversations, the College's popular and timely lunchtime discussion series that features experts on a wide variety of domestic and international public policy issues. Topics for November and December include health care, law enforcement and the intelligence community, governance reform and the 2010 Midterm Elections. Policy Conversations are hosted by Dean Jeffrey Straussman with Rockefeller faculty providing commentary.

Dean Jeffrey Straussman

Rockefeller College Dean Jeffrey Straussman

  • Thursday, November 4, 12:25-1:30 p.m.
    Guest: Patrick Gichohi, Clerk of the Kenyan Parliament
    Topic: Legislative Leadership of Governance Reform
    Location: Levitt Room
  • Tuesday, November 9, 12:25-1:30 p.m.
    Guest: Tom Constantine, Advisor to the Director of National Intelligence
    Topic: Connecting Law Enforcement and the Intelligence Community
    Location: Levitt Room
  • Tuesday, November 16, 12:25-1:30 p.m.
    Guest: Kim Fine, VP for Policy, Planning and Communication, Albany Medical Center
    Topic: Preparing for Health Care Reform
    Location: Levitt Room
  • Wednesday, December 1, 12:25-1:30 p.m.
    Guest: Bruce Gyory, Political Consultant and Adjunct Professor of Political Science
    Topic: Analysis of the November 2010 Elections--Voter Choices and Issues
    Location: Levitt Room

Policy Conversations are open to all. There is no admission fee. Please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch and join the discussion.

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