Tag Archives: public policy

Guns, Guns, Guns: A Discussion with the Roosevelt Institute


Are you disturbed by recent shootings throughout these United States? Do you think the issue of gun violence in this country is good conversation material? Are you hankering for a civilized discussion about the future of this country? If your answer to any of these questions is yes (or maybe), Amy Davis ’13 has the perfect opportunity for you:

Our first meeting of the semester will be this Tuesday, January 29, at 7pm on the Usdan couches to discuss gun violence.  Coming off Aurora, Sandy Hook, and an exceptionally polarized election year, there’s no better time to talk about why and how these tragedies occur, what we as a nation should do about them, and the politics behind finding a solution.

Wes Free Society Discussion on Healthcare

Charlie Smith ’15
wants to talk about drugs and money:

Healthcare is subject to among the most government intervention of any industry in the United States and yet the results seem to be anything but ideal. Is the solution further intervention or can the free market keep costs low and quality high as it does in most other sectors of the economy?

This week we will discuss everything that is healthcare policy from FDA regulation to medical licensure to health insurance. Hope to see you there.

Date: Tuesday, November 13
Time: 8:00 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 113
Cost: Free (unlike healthcare)

Submit to The Cardinal Direction

Get your public policy paper published:

Wesleyan University’s chapter of The Roosevelt Institute is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2010 edition of The Cardinal Direction.

The Cardinal Direction, Wesleyan’s first and only student-run journal of public policy, presents students’ innovative solutions to critical social, environmental, political, and economic issues facing the United States and world.

The first installment of the journal, published in the fall of 2009, presented twelve policy papers on topics ranging from wind-powered energy to an expansion of Medicaid’s resources. The journal’s current editorial board is now accepting submissions of policy papers on issues of local and national concern. Students of all class years and majors are encouraged to submit papers previously written for class, as well as papers written specifically for publication in the spring 2010 journal.

All policy papers must be:
– A maximum of 1,500 words
– Written for a course OR reviewed by a professor or professional in
your topic’s field
-Formatted as a “.doc” word document with footnotes and bibliography
-Supported by quantitative evidence (include tables or graphs where appropriate) and include proposed policy solutions

Please send submissions as an e-mail attachment to: wesleyan.roosevelt(at)gmail.com

Submissions are due by MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010

For more information and to view a PDF of the fall 2009 installment of The Cardinal Direction, please visit http://www.rooseveltcampusnetwork.org/chapter/187/cardinal-direction