The Marcellus Shale: Development, Environment, and Community

Symposium, April 2010 || Event poster

A symposium discussing the Marcellus Shale including a review of the geological, geographical, and historical context of the Marcellus Shale and its contemporary characterization as a bridge to clean energy sources that are yet to be developed. Sessions will include exploration of environmental impacts, economic development, and social and community impact.

The symposium will present a special screening of the documentary film, "Haynesville: A Nation's Hunt for Energy". Keynote speakers include John Hanger, Secretary Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and John Quigley, Acting Pennsylvania Secretary Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DNCR).

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Sponsored by Bucknell University's Institute for Public Policy

The Jobless Recovery - Economic Causes, Social Effects and Political Responses

Panel Discussion, March 2010

The panel included Bucknell faculty - Greg Krohn, associate professor of economics; Scott Meinke, associate professor of political science; and Carl Milofsky, professor of sociology - as well as Stephen Herzenberg, Keystone Research Center in Harrisburg; and Melodie Russell, Campbell Street Family Youth and Community Association in Williamsport.

Watch a Video of the Jobless Recovery panel discussions.

Sponsored by Bucknell University's Institute for Public Policy

What the Ill?

Film Screening and Panel Discussion, November 2009

Bill Moyers says of the film, "Money-Driven Medicine is one of the strongest documentaries I have seen in years and could not be more timely. The more people who see and talk about it, the more likely we are to get serious and true health care reform."

Panel Discussion moderated by Mark Lawrence (WKOK)

  • Seth Frazier, Geisinger Medical Center VP of Transformation
  • Dr. Walt McConnell, Physician, Bucknell University Alumnus and Executive Producer of featured documentary
  • Dr. Amy Wolaver, Healthcare expert, Bucknell University Associate Professor, Bucknell Institute for Public Policy

Presented by Bucknell University's Institute for Public Policy, Office of Diversity & Equity and GlobeMed in partnership with Valley United Ways.

How to put out 50 fires at once: Where does President Obama's legislative agenda stand?

Panel Discussion, October 2009

Nancy White from economics, Abe Feuerstein from education, Chris Ellis from political science, and Elizabeth Durden from sociology each provided an overview of some of the nation's most pressing policy issues including the economy, education, and immigration.

David Myers, Bucknell's chief of staff and former deputy chief of staff for Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell, introduced the panel and framed the presentations by discussing the pervasive and complex nature of public policy issues and the way in which the economy, institutional structures and political processes work together to shape policy.



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