Discussion Leader: Dr. Mark Petracca, Associate Professor of Political Science, Faculty Associate to the Dean for Honors & Scholarships, School of Social Sciences
Room: Emerald Bay A
the U.S. Supreme Court giveth, it can taketh away. In this case,
speak of the Court's "selective incorporation" of the Bill
of Rights through the due process protection clause of the 14th Amendment,
which has slowly occurred since the 1930s. Is it possible that a new
Supreme Court majority will begin to unincorporate key provisions of
the Bill of Rights? How might America's current war on terrorism contribute
to a reversal of the Court's commitment to generally extend applicability
for the Bill of Rights?
Leader: Dr. Hans Keirstead, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy
discussion will explore the justification for the use of stem cells
in research. We will talk about where they come from, why they are better
or worse than fetal tissue, the points of ethical controversy, the government
policy concerning their generation and use, their current use in research,
and their potential. Audience participation will be encouraged.
Discussion Leaders: Dr. Lina Kreidie, Lecturer, Department of Political Science; Dr. Caesar Sereseres, Associate Professor of Political Science, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, School of Social Sciences
Room: Emerald Bay C
WWII, Iraq, like most modern Middle Eastern countries, was created as
a nation-state with the vision of having a sovereign, secular, and modern
democratic state. History proved that democratization halted at the
borders of the Middle East. Today, the people of Iraq are faced again
with the challenges of building a new democratic nation-state. What
are the realities and possibilities for such a system to materialize?
This discussion will also take a look at the consequences of the war
for U.S. foreign policy and for our relationships with the United Nations,
NATO Allies, Russia, and China.
Discussion Leader: Dr. Richard Matthew, Associate Professor, Department of Planning, Policy, & Design
Room: Monarch Bay A
the wake of the Cold War and 9/11, scholars and policymakers are struggling
to develop a new worldview that will help guide foreign and security
policy. At least four compelling worldviews are being discussed and
studied. While we must have some framework for formulating policy, the
costs of choosing the wrong framework may be very great. The Bush administration
is sending signals that it has made a choice. Is it the right one? What
if it is not?
Discussion Leaders: Dr. Susan Bryant, Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology, Dean of the School of Biological Sciences; Dr. Amelia Regan, Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Graduate School of Management; Dr. Debra Richardson, Associate Professor of Informatics, The Ted and Janice Smith Family Foundation Dean, School of Information & Computer Science
Room: Monarch Bay B
kinds of opportunities are available in academia? What are the key challenges
and rewards of these jobs? Do women face any particular challenges as
graduate students or academics? How can we increase the number of women
pursuing academic careers, particularly in male-dominated fields? Our
faculty panelists will discuss their passions, how they began and developed
their careers, where they are now, and where they expect their careers
to take them in the future.