Holden Public Policy Forum Fall Schedule

| August 31, 2011
Holden Public Policy Forum

The Holden Public Policy Forum at Webster University doesn’t agree that people should avoid talking politics. In fact, the Forum is deepening the opportunities for engagement this fall as it announces a solid line-up of debate-worthy topics for its popular Pizza & Politics program as well two brand new programs.

A complete list of all fall Forum events is available at www.holdenpolicyforum.com/events.

Kicking off Sept. 1, the Forum’s new political book club offers issue-minded readers a chance to dig into the memoirs of American presidents. Once a month, readers will gather for a noon-time discussion facilitated by forum director, former Missouri Governor Bob Holden. At the top of the reading list this fall is President Obama’s The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream. Next up? Former President George W. Bush’s new Decision Points.

The Forum is targeting a low-key experience with its second new program offering, Movie Mondays. Promoted as a place for “laid back opinions without political leaning,” Webster University students and members of the local community are invited to catch-up on their documentary viewing through the series that begins Monday, Sept. 12, with a screening of Josh Tickell’s much acclaimed, FUEL.

Pizza & Politics returns Sept. 7. The four-event series will focus on issues including legal rights and restrictions, democracy in the Middle East, cyber-security and personal freedoms, and food scarcity in the American Midwest. The first event is scheduled for Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. in the Emerson Library on the main campus at Webster University. It will focus on the topic: “It’s My Right: Legal Rights and Restrictions at Guantanamo Bay.”

Forum events are open to the public, and free of charge. Event details are available at the Forum’s website, www.holdenpolicyforum.org, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/holdenforum.

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