William Kristol conversing at Janus Forum 2013

The Janus Forum

From the Moderator

“The Forum provides a unique opportunity for members of the Miami community to come together and examine important issues that affect the United States and the world."

Kirsten Fowler
Secretary for Academic Affairs, Associated Student Government (ASG)

The Janus Forum will provide a place for members of the community to come together and discuss opposing views freely and passionately. We provide a forum where students can explore the multitude of views that exist, and then arrive at their own opinions.

The Janus Forum is a catalyst for developing timely, interesting, and rigorous discussion of public affairs. The Janus Forum is sponsored by The Thomas W. Smith Project on Liberty, Democracy and Citizenship; the Miami University department of political science; the Harry T. Wilks Leadership Institute, and the Office of Diversity Affairs. It is made possible through the generous support of The Thomas W. Smith (Miami ’50) Foundation. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Armstrong Student Center, Harry T. Wilks Theater


What should government do about economic inequality?

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and tickets are required. Tickets are available at the Miami University Box Office in Shriver Center (513-529-3200).


Speakers
Melissa Boteach
Melissa Boteach
Center for American Progress
  • Vice President of CAP’s Poverty and Prosperity Program and the “Half in Ten” Program to cut poverty in half in the next ten years

  • Policy lead on The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink

  • Regular guest on MSNBC, Fox News, C-Span, and other national media

  • Named to Forbes’ 2011 list for 30 Under 30 for Law and Policy 

 
Scott Winship
Scott Winship
Manhattan Institute
  • Walter B. Wriston Fellow at the Manhattan Institute

  • Expert on living standards and economic mobility, inequality, and insecurity

  • Previous research manager of the Economic Mobility Project of The Pew Charitable Trusts and a senior policy advisor at Third Way

  • Research published in National Affairs, National Review, The Wilson Quarterly, Breakthrough Journal, and Real Clear Markets

From the Moderator

“The Forum provides a unique opportunity for members of the Miami community to come together and examine important issues that affect the United States and the world."

Kirsten Fowler
Secretary for Academic Affairs, Associated Student Government (ASG)