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The Janus Forum

The Fall 2018 Janus Forum will be held on October 17, 2018 at the Wilks Theatre in the Armstrong Student Center at 6:30 p.m.

  • Fall 2018 Speakers: Neal Katyal and Ana Navarro

  • Fall 2018 Topic: On the Docket: The Supreme Court and the Future of American Democracy


Neal Katyal

Neal Katyal

  • Former Acting Solicitor General; Georgetown law professor
  • Has argued more Supreme Court cases (37) than any other minority lawyer in US history, breaking Thurgood Marshall’s record
  • Recipient of the Edmund J. Randolph Award - the highest civilian award bestowed by the US Department of Justice
Ana Navarro

Ana Navarro

  • GOP strategist, political contributor to CNN, ABC News, and Telemundo; lawyer
  • Former National Hispanic Co-Chair for Governor Jon Huntsman, National Co-Chair of John McCain's Hispanic Advisory Council in 2008, Director of Immigration Policy for Governor Jeb Bush
  • Former Ambassador to the United Nation's Human Rights Commission


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. 

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