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Roosevelt Fireside Chat Policy Discussion


This week:
The Death of Osama Bin Laden

What does Bin Laden’s death mean for the U.S.? What does it mean for Pakistan? What does it mean for the rest of the world? What should the reaction to Bin Laden’s death be? Will this be a strategic blow to Al Qaeda? Will Al Qaeda continue? What did you think of Obama’s speech?

Issues include:
The nature of Bin Laden’s death and burial, the politics in Pakistan, the aftermath in the U.S.
Please come and discuss with the Roosevelt Institute! All are welcome!
Questions about tomorrow’s discussion or the Roosevelt Institute next year? Email Sylvie Stein at sstein01(dat)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: Bring one (or two!) today, May 3rd!
Time: 8, post meridiem
Place: Usdan couches
Fire in the disco!: Fire in the gates of hell!

Roosevelt Fireside Chat Policy Discussion This Week

From The Roosevelt Institute:

This week:
President Obama’s federal budget proposal.
Which elements will be supported or contested by Democrats and Republicans? Does the budget address the long-term deficit? What are alternatives?

Issues include:
– Republicans’ proposed cuts to Planned Parenthood, Pell grants and foreign aid.

– Obama’s proposed increase in funding for education, including Race to the Top.

Come and discuss these current issues with us.

Date:   Feb. 22
Time:   8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place:  Usdan couches

Roosevelt Fireside Chat Policy Discussion Tuesdays

Joel Hochman ’13 writes in to holla:

The Roosevelt Institute welcomes the Wesleyan community to its weekly fireside chat! Come and discuss the week’s hottest issues.

This week: The Tea Party movement. How does its newfound success change the political landscape? What does its influence mean for Democrats? for Republicans? Is the movement even sustainable in the long term?

Also on the agenda: a continuation of last week’s discussion about the unrest in Egypt.

Date:   Feb. 8
Time:   8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Place:  Usdan Couches