Bob Graham Center kicks off spring series with session focused on criminal justice system

Published: January 5, 2016 8:30 am

For more information on these and other Bob Graham Center events, please visit bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu.

 Jan. 13–Unintended Consequences: Impacts of the Criminal Justice System
bob grahm center unintended consequencesThe Bob Graham Center will host an interactive discussion on Wed., Jan. 13, at 6 p.m. in the Pugh Hall Ocora that will focus on the inadvertent outcomes of incarceration practices and protocols in our community.  Panelists include: Eighth Circuit Public Defender Stacy Scott, Gainesville Police Chief Tony Jones and COO of Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Inc. Steve Pittman. The moderator will be Bennett Brummer, former Miami-Dade public defender and chair of the LWVAC Social/Criminal Justice Committee.

​A Q&A will follow the presentations. This event is sponsored by the Alachua County League of Women Voters, the UF Levin College of Law and the Bob Graham Center. Free and open to the public, the event will also be streamed live on the Bob Graham Center website.

Jan. 26–U.S. Interests in Cuba
bob graham cubaAs the former senior U.S diplomat in Peru, Venezuela, and most recently as the chief of U.S interests section in Cuba, John Caulfield has witnessed the cultural, religious and economic revival of Cuba. On Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. in the Pugh Hall Ocora, Caulfield will examine U.S./Cuban relations, providing essential background to the normalization policy announcement, progress since the announcement, and challenges that lie ahead. Caulfield will also touch on Cuba’s potential in agriculture and tourism, its flourishing art scene and how Americans are supporting the religious rebirth of Cuba.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, Oak Hammock, the University of Florida International Center and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. The event is free and open to the public and will be streamed live on the Bob Graham Center website.

Feb. 2–Unfinished Journey: Health Care Reform & the Obama Administration
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In recent years, bitter partisan disputes have erupted over health care reform. On Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. in the Pugh Hall Ocora, Jonathan Oberlander, professor of Health Policy & Management at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, will explore ongoing political fights over and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, health care cost control and Medicare reform. The event is free and open to the public and will be streamed live on the Bob Graham Center website.

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