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    Overcriminalization—A North Carolina Issue

    Featuring Jessica Smith: W. R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government, UNC-Chapel Hill
    on April 9, 2018
    Think a messy criminal code doesn’t matter? Think again. North Carolina’s lack of a streamlined, comprehensive, orderly, and principled criminal code creates costly inefficiencies in the criminal justice system, opportunities…
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    Have Our Institutions Failed Us?

    Featuring Yuval Levin: Editor of National Affairs, Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center
    on March 26, 2018
    Americans’ attitudes toward the key institutions of public life – particularly in government, but more broadly as well – have been changing quite dramatically.  The resulting expectations have helped create…
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    Nonprofit Journalists Move to the Adult Table

    Featuring Rick Henderson: Editor-in-Chief, Carolina Journal
    on March 19, 2018
    As the number of traditional media outlets have declined for economic reasons, some gaps in coverage increasingly are being filled by nonprofit groups. Many of them are staffed by journalists…
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    A New Way to See the State Budget

    Featuring Joseph Coletti: Senior Fellow, John Locke Foundation
    on March 12, 2018
    Money may not make the world go round, but it does provide the fuel for state government. Every policy discussion eventually comes down to a question of dollars and cents.
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    CEO Activism

    Featuring Aaron Chatterji: Associate Professor, Duke University Fuqua School of Business
    on March 5, 2018
    Corporate leaders are increasingly weighing in on contentious political and social issues. In this presentation, Professor Chatterji will look at why this is happening, what it means for their bottom…
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    Business’ Critical Role in the Health of a Local Economy

    Featuring Dane Huffman: Managing Editor, Triangle Business Journal
    on February 26, 2018
    Dane has been a longtime member of the local media scene and, after a year and a half at Triangle Business Journal, has seen how business forces have a major…
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    The Disruptive Presidency: Trump After Year One

    Featuring Andy Taylor: Professor of Political Science, School of Public and International Affairs, NC State University
    on February 19, 2018
    The Trump Presidency has been nothing if not disruptive. The president has an eclectic administration that does not play by Washington’s rules. He communicates through a new medium and is…