The Janus Forum

The Janus Forum provides 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 and the Office of Diversity Affairs. It is made possible through the generous support of The Thomas W. Smith (Miami ’50) Foundation.

Fall 2019 Janus Forum


The Fall 2019 Janus Forum will be held on Wednesday, October 16...save the date and look for more information soon.

The Spring 2019 Janus Forum was held on March 13, 2019 at the Wilks Theatre in the Armstrong Student Center at 6:30 p.m.

  • Spring 2019 Speakers: AG Loretta Lynch and Dr. Tom Price
  • Spring 2019 Topic: DROWNING IN DRUGS: THE OPIOID CRISIS IN AMERICA

Loretta Lynch

AG Loretta Lynch

  • 83rd Attorney General of the United
    States (2015-2017)
  • U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District
    of New York (1999-2001, 2010-2015)
  • A.B., J.D., Harvard University

Tom Price

Dr. Tom Price

  • U.S. Secretary of Health and Human
    Services (2017)
  • Representative for Georgia’s 6th
    Congressional District (2005-2017)
  • Bachelor’s, M.D., University of Michigan

For more information, contact:

Dr. Patrick Haney
Professor & CAS Associate Dean
haneypj@miamioh.edu

Annika Fowler
President of the JANUS Forum
fowlerak@miamioh.edu

Tweet along using #janusmiamioh

updated: 7/16/19