The Tuesday Times Roundtable (TTR) is FIU’s weekly series of moderated conversations on The New York Times articles from the multiple viewpoints of students, faculty, and staff.   All sessions are absolutely free, and include lunch.   No RSVP is required; just show up!

All Sessions are from 12:30-1:30pm

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MMC Schedule – Fall 2015 –  GC 150

DateModerator (Click on names to access event flyer)Topic (Click on hyperlinked titles to access related reading)
Sept. 1Laura Boudon, Office of Study AbroadPaying for Internships Abroad: Is it Worth it?
Sept. 8Holly Morganelli, LibrariesOutlaw Ocean: Law and Lawlessness on the High Seas
Sept. 15Florencia Dominguez, International Rescue CommitteeHuman Trafficking in South Florida
Sept. 22Betsy Skipp, RESULTS, & FIU's RESULTS Real Change FellowsEnding Child and Mother Mortality by 2035
Sept. 29Stephen Harper, College of LawDebating the Death Penalty
Oct. 6Claire Oueslati-Porter, Global & Sociocultural StudiesTerrorist Attack in Tunisia
Oct. 13Vicenta Shepard, Center for Academic SuccessEmotional Intelligence: Soft Skill or Hard Hammer?
Oct. 20Curtis Lanoue, Religious StudiesPope Francis, International Economics, and the Environment
Oct. 27Phillip Rincon, CWS Immigration and Refugee ProgramShould the U.S. Accept Refugees?
Nov. 3Adriana Campa, Dietetics & NutritionAre we reaching the carrying capacity of Earth?
Nov. 17Aleyda Mejia, CappSci A New Kind of Philanthropy


BBC Schedule – Fall 2015 –  WUC 159

Sept. 8Aleyda Mejia, CappSciSustainable Development Goals & the Future of Global Health

Sept. 22Michael Sheerin, Journalism & Mass CommunicationCutting the Cord: Viewing Content in a Whole New Way
Oct. 6Hugo Ottolenghi, Journalism & Mass Communication
The conflict between free speech and civility in online discussions
Oct. 20Rose Nicholson,Digital Library of the CaribbeanPaying the Price for Caribbean Slavery
Nov. 3Sabrena O'Keefe, Center for Leadership & ServiceGlobal leadership
Nov. 17Carolyn Meeker, LGBTQA Campus Groups and Events Committee BDSM & 50 Shades of Considerations: You Do What?!