News and Upcoming Events
September 3rd, 2014
Challenges to Legalizing Marijuana: Resolving State-Federal Conflict
On January 1, 2014 the State of Colorado allowed for the first legal sales of marijuana in almost 80 years; Washington State followed suit and began legal sales to adults starting on July 8. During this coming November, ballot initiatives will be voted on in Alaska, Oregon, Florida, and Washington, D.C. which allow for some form of marijuana legalization. All of this is happening while still being illegal under Federal law. What does this mean for Maryland and other States? Michael Correia, Director of Government Relations with the National Cannabis Industry Association will discuss this Federal-State conflict, the future growth of the industry, and the direction of marijuana legalization sweeping the country.
September 23rd, 2014
Howard Zinn’s Marx in Soho
Karl Marx launches into a passionate, funny and moving defense of his life and political ideas in Howard Zinn’s brilliant, timely play, “Marx in Soho.” This 70 minute production challenges its audience to consider the issues of Peace and Social Justice. The play is an introduction to Marx’s life, his analysis of society, and his passion for radical change. Marx uses current news and events to show how his ideas still resonate.
October 1st, 2014
Modi’s India: New Challenges and New Opportunities
In April-May 2014, a record number of Indians participated in the world’s largest democratic exercise. It was a historic win for Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)– and a crushing defeat for the Congress Party. Join the Brookings Institute’s Bruce Riedel and Tanvi Madan for a discussion of India’s recent elections and the challenges it poses for US policy in the region.
October 14th, 2014
A talk by political strategist, civil rights activist David Mixner
Author, political strategist, civil rights activist and public affairs advisor David Mixner blogs on his passions: progressive politics, foreign policy, LGBT rights and wildlife advocacy.
October 22nd, 2014
Is There a War on Women?
The Goldstein Program’s Women in Public Affairs initiative presents a faculty roundtable discussion on the “War on Women” narrative.