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IOP@FSU Discussion with Senator Angus King

May 6, 2021

Join the IOP@FSU for a discussion with Senator Angus King (I-Maine) hosted by IOP undergraduate fellows and IOP Director Hans Hassell focused on public service, bipartisanship, and civility in politics. Senator Angus King is one of two independents in the U.S. Senate and has represented the State of Maine since 2013. Prior to becoming a US Senator, he served as Governor of Maine, also as an independent, between 1995 and 2003.

Political Civility: Encouraging Problem Solving

April 22, 2021

The IOP@FSU is excited to host Margaret White, Executive Director of No Labels, and former Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT), in an event moderated by the Honorable Al Cardenas. Their discussion will highlight the importance of bipartisanship and political civility and focus on how we can encourage problem solving in a polarized Congress and in our own local communities.

IOP@FSU Legislative Session Update

April 20, 2021

Join the Institute of Politics and the LeRoy Collins Institute for an update of the 2021 session of the Florida Legislature. The panelists are Carlecia Collins, government consultant at the Gray Robinson firm, and Slater Bayliss, partner in The Advocacy Group at Cardenas Partners.

Young Voters and Political Participation

March 9, 2021

Join the IOP@FSU for a public talk with Dr. John Holbein of the University of Virginia on young voters and political participation. Dr. Holbein is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education at the University of Virginia.

IOP Keynote With Senator Joe Manchin and Former Senator Mel Martinez

March 1, 2021

Our keynote event featured Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Former Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) and was moderated by the Honorable Al Cardenas. This discussion centered around the Senate and the importance of civic engagement, political participation, and civil discourse in contemporary American Politics.

IOP@FSU Legislative Session Preview

February 23, 2021

Gary Fineout of Politico and Jennifer Green of Liberty Partners, a Tallahassee-based lobbying firm, previewed some of the issues that will shape the 2021 session of the Florida Legislature.

Why We Need Intellectual Humility in the 21st Century

February 18, 2021

Join the IOP@FSU for a public talk with Lonna Rae Atkeson on intellectual humility. With a fragmented media world and a polarized America, we need intellectual humility more than ever. Intellectual humility has to do with understanding the limits of one’s knowledge.

Rising to the Challenge of Covering Politics in the Current Political Environment

January 28, 2021

The IOP@FSU Celebrate Civility speaker series presents public affairs and crisis communications specialist Jill Zuckman of SKDK and Kristian Denny Todd, co-founder of Maverick Strategies, discussing how changes in the media and politics have affected the relationships between politicians and the press and how it affects press coverage in the current political climate.

Panel: Congress and Policy Making in the 117th Congress

January 26, 2021

The IOP@FSU hosted another event in our series on January 26, 2021, this one focused on finding common ground in Congress. We welcomed Representative Neal Dunn (R-FL) and Representative Al Lawson (D-FL) in a discussion on the upcoming 117th Congress and representation. The discussion was moderated by Michelle Whyman (Assistant Professor of Political Science, FSU).

Panel: Presidential Transitions and the Biden Administration

January 14, 2021

The discussion on presidential transitions featuring Willie Gaynor (2016 Trump Transition Team & 2000 Bush Transition Team), Jon Carson (2008 Obama Transition Team) and Gary Hollibaugh Jr. (Associate Prof. of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh).