Upcoming Speakers

September 2016

Tuesday, September 27
6pm to 7pm
Elaine Kamarck

Elaine Kamarck is an author and the director of the Center for Effective Public Management at the Brookings Institution. In her new book, Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again, Kamarck surveys recent presidential failures to understand why Americans have lost faith in their leaders. She argues that presidents today spend too much time talking and not enough time governing. As a Harvard academic and former White House insider, Kamarck explains the difficulties of governing in our modern political landscape, and offers examples and recommendations of how our next president can not only recreate faith in leadership but also run a competent, successful administration. Book signing to follow.

*Reserve your seats by emailing publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu or calling (501) 683-5239

October 2016

Monday, October 3
12pm to 1pm
John DiPippa

On the first Monday of every October, the United States Supreme Court begins its new term. With Justice Scalia’s death, the Court faces an uncertain future this year. His death changed the outcome of several important cases and continues to impact the cases the Court chooses to hear. Who gets to appoint his replacement has become an important issue in the presidential campaign. Associate Dean of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law Theresa Beiner and Dean Emeritus John DiPippa will discuss the ongoing effects of Justice Scalia’s death, review the most important cases from last year’s term, and highlight the most interesting cases to watch in the upcoming term.

Monday, October 3, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *In partnership with UALR William H. Bowen School of Law

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Monday, October 3
4pm to 5pm
Phyllis Schneck

Dr. Phyllis Schneck serves as the Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) and she is the chief cybersecurity official for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Before joining DHS, Schneck was the Chief Technology Officer for Global Public Sector at McAfee. Named one of Information Security Magazine’s Top 25 Women Leaders in Information Security, Schneck has briefed numerous foreign governments on information sharing and infrastructure protection, has worked with the UK infrastructure protection and cybersecurity authorities on US partnership, and moderated the White House Town Hall Meeting in Atlanta for the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace. She holds seven information security patents and has six research publications in the areas of information security, real-time systems, telecom and software engineering.

Monday, October 3, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) 

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Sunday, October 9
6pm to 8pm
Robert Kenner

Command and Control, a new documentary about the real events that occurred at the Titan II missile complex in Arkansas in September 1980. Directed by Robert Kenner (Food, Inc.) and based on the critically acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser Command and Control is a minute-by-minute account of a nightmare that plays out when a worker accidentally drops a socket, puncturing the fuel tank of an intercontinental ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead in our arsenal. Putting a camera where there was no camera that night, Kenner brings this nonfiction thriller to life with stunning original footage shot in a decommissioned Titan II missile silo. Eyewitness accounts ­– from the man who dropped the socket, to the man who designed the warhead, to the Secretary of Defense and Dean of the Clinton School of Public Service Skip Rutherford – chronicle nine hours of terror that prevented an explosion 600 times more powerful than Hiroshima. Filmmaker Robert Kenner, author and producer Eric Schlosser, and several of the Arkansas-based subjects will participate in a Q&A following the screening.

Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. (Ron Robinson Theater, CALS)

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Friday, October 14
12pm to 1pm
Earl Lewis

Dr. Earl Lewis is the current and sixth president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. A noted social historian, Lewis has held faculty appointments at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Michigan, and Emory University, where he served as provost, and has authored or co-authored eight books. A native of Norfolk, Virginia, he earned an undergraduate degree in history and psychology from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Minnesota. As the leader of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Lewis has reaffirmed the Foundation’s commitment to the humanities, the arts, and higher education by emphasizing the importance of continuity and change.

Friday, October 14, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) * In partnership with the Center on Community Philanthropy *Book signing to follow

*Reserve your seats by emailing publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu or calling (501) 683-5239.

 

Monday, October 17
6pm to 7pm
John Kroger

In 1991, 24-year-old John Kroger joined Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign as deputy policy director. At that point Clinton’s name recognition was roughly 2% nationwide. One year later Clinton was president-elect. Kroger, now president of Reed College in Portland, Oregon, will tell stories about Clinton’s successful campaign and discuss how the political landscape has changed since that time. Before he arrived at Reed College, Kroger was the Attorney General of Oregon. Prior to that, he served as a professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School, as an assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, and as a United States Marine.

Monday, October 17, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) 

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Thursday, October 20
6pm to 7pm
National Issues Forums

National Issues Forums are community forums where citizens are the experts. This public forum confronts public policy issues by bringing citizens together so that they can share their individual values and find solutions to common problems, all attempting to raise the level of civil and intellectual discourse in the community.

Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *In partnership with the Clinton Presidential Library and the National Issues Forum Institute

*Reserve your seats by emailing publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu or calling (501) 683-5239.

Friday, October 21
12pm to 1pm
Erwin Chemerinsky

Erwin Chemerinsky is the founding Dean at University of California Irvine School of Law. Prior to assuming this position in 2008, he was a professor of law and political science at Duke University and a professor at the University of Southern California Law School. He is the author of ten books, including The Case Against the Supreme Court and two books to be published by Yale University Press in 2017, Closing the Courthouse Doors: How the Supreme Court Made Your Rights Unenforceable and Renewing Free Speech on College Campuses (with Howard Gillman).  He also is the author of more than 200 law review articles. He holds a law degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, and in January 2014, National Jurist magazine named Dean Chemerinsky as the most influential person in legal education in the United States.

Friday, October 21, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) 

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Monday, October 24
12pm to 1pm
Peter Butler and Jay Barth

Debates over making on-campus voting sites available to Arkansas college students have been active across the state in the lead-up to the 2016 elections. Peter Butler, president of the Hendrix College Student Senate, and Dr. Jay Barth, director of Civic Engagement Projects at Hendrix, will overview their experiences in working for expanded access to student voting sites on their campus and will reflect on the importance of them for making democracy come to life for our newest voters.

Monday, October 24, 2016 at 6:00pm (Sturgis Hall)

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Wednesday, October 26
12pm to 1pm
Karl Besel

In Passing the Torch: Planning for the Next Generation of Leaders in Public Service, professors Karl Besel and Charlotte Williams lay out a well-defined roadmap for the future of public service. Elevating the importance of organizational succession planning, Clinton School of Public Service professor and director of the Center on Community Philanthropy Charlotte Williams and visiting scholar Karl Besel affirm an important Clinton School academic objective: leadership through civic engagement. They also highlight changing demographics and make a compelling case for public service organizations to do the same when planning for the future.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *Book signing to follow 

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Thursday, October 27
12pm to 1pm
Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Since its premiere in 1953, master playwright Arthur Miller’s chilling portrayal of the historic Salem Witch Trials has become an American stage classic as well as a terrifying metaphor for modern times. The Crucible explores the insidious dangers of paranoia, mass hysteria and prejudice, all potent issues that could be ripped from today’s headlines. Amid a rash of mysterious illnesses and rumors of strange behavior among the young girls of Salem, Mass., suspicions of malevolent forces at work begin to cloud the judgment of the town’s citizens and they pledge to root out the evil in their colony. Inspired by the “McCarthy Red Scare” of the 1950s, Miller’s white-hot play is a powerful testament to the injustices that can be committed in the name of patriotism and to the self-destructive nature of intolerance.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *In partnership with The Arkansas Repertory Theatre

*Reserve your seats by emailing publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu or calling (501) 683-5239.

Thursday, October 27
6pm to 7pm
National Issues Forums

National Issues Forums are community forums where citizens are the experts. This public forum confronts public policy issues by bringing citizens together so that they can share their individual values and find solutions to common problems, all attempting to raise the level of civil and intellectual discourse in the community.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *In partnership with the Clinton Presidential Library and the National Issues Forum Institute

*Reserve your seats by emailing publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu or calling (501) 683-5239.

Friday, October 28
12pm to 1pm
Caroline Randall Williams

Caroline Randall Williams is a third generation poet and author who, with her mother Alice Randall, recently authored Soul Food Love in which the duo reclaims and redefines soul food by mining the traditions of four generations of black women and creating 80 healthy recipes. They’ve updated the recipes and traditions handed down by their mothers and grandmothers into easy, affordable, and healthy – but still delicious – dishes. Caroline will speak about her family’s traditions of cooking and discuss how Soul Food Love can translate African-American family history through food and can show a powerful new way forward with delicious recipes and healthy habits. This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Friday, October 28, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. (Mosaic Templars) *In partnership with the Arkansas Cornbread Festival and the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center *Book Signing to follow

*Reserve your seats by emailing publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu or calling (501) 683-5239.