Past Hot Topics Cafés

Information sheets and discussion summaries

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Independent Voters and Arizona Primaries handout
5:30 p.m., Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) in Sedona
Facilitated by: Andrea Houchard, NAU Department of Philosophy

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Independent Voters and Arizona Primaries handout
Read Discussion Summary
6:00 p.m., Museum of Northern Arizona
Facilitated by: Dr. John Devlin, W.A. Franke College of Business

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Is There a Humanitarian Crisis on the Border? If So, What Should be Done? Handout
Read Discussion Summary
Student Research: Ways to get involved
5:00 p.m., NAU Franke College of Business, Gardner Auditorium
Facilitated by: James Joiner, NAU Department of Philosophy

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Should We Change the Measures of Economic Progress? Handout
Read Discussion Summary
Student Research: Ways to get involved
Az Daily Sun article: Coffee klatches resume Monday with new campaign orientation
12:00 p.m., Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Facilitated by: Dr. Jona Vance, NAU Department of Philosophy

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Should the Economy Compensate "Women's Work"? If So, How? Handout
Read Discussion Summary
Student Research: Ways to get involved
6:00 p.m., Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Facilitated by: Dr. Jona Vance, NAU Department of Philosophy

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Should the Economy Compensate "Women's Work"? If So, How? Handout
Read Discussion Summary
Student Research: Ways to get involved
5:30 p.m., Osher Life Long Learning Center, Yavapai College, Sedona, AZ
Facilitated by: Dr. Jona Vance, NAU Department of Philosophy

Thursday, March 13, 2014
The Conservation Conversation: a necessity or an inconvenience? Handout
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Student Research: Ways to get involved
AZ Daily Sun article: Grassroots deliberation never more important
12:00 p.m., Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Facilitated by: Dr. Jona Vance, NAU Department of Philosophy

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
What Happened to the American Dream? Handout
Student Research: Ways to get involved
AZ Daily Sun article: Reweaving the American Dream
6:00 p.m., Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Facilitated by: Dr. Jona Vance, NAU Department of Philosophy

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
What Happened to the American Dream? Handout
Read Discussion Summary
Student Research: Ways to get involved
5:30 p.m., Sedona Public Library
Facilitated by: Dr. Jona Vance, NAU Department of Philosophy

Thursday, February 13, 2014
Should Rooftop Solar be a Private or a Public Decision? Handout
Student Research: Ways to get involved
12:00 p.m., Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Facilitated by: Dr. Jona Vance, NAU Department of Philosophy

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Is There a Crisis in Political Leadership? Handout
Student Research: Ways to get involved

6:00 p.m., Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Facilitated by: Dr. Jona Vance, NAU Department of Philosophy

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Is There a Crisis in Political Leadership? Handout
Student Research: Ways to get involved
AZ Daily Sun article: Political polarization parlayed during Hot Topics Café Series
5:30 p.m., Osher Lifelong Learning Center, Yavapai College, Sedona AZ
Facilitated by: Dr. Jona Vance, NAU Department of Philosophy

 

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
How does the Cost of Water Impact Growth and the Environment? Handout
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Student Research: Ways to get involved
6:00 p.m., Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Facilitator: Dr. Matthew Goodwin, NAU Department of Philosophy

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Community: What is it? - Handout
Student Research: Ways to get involved
6:00 p.m., Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Facilitator: Andrea Houchard, NAU Department of Philosophy

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Community: What is it? - Handout
Read Discussion Summary
Student Research: Ways to get involved
5:30 p.m., Sedona Public Library
Facilitator: Andrea Houchard, NAU Department of Philosophy

Sunday, November 17, 2013
Water Conservation and Catchment Handout
Student Research: Ways to get involved

2:00 p.m., Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Facilitator: Dr. Matthew Goodwin, NAU Department of Philosophy

Thursday, November 14, 2013
What is the Role of Secular Ethics in a Predominantly Christian Society?
Student Research: Ways to get involved
5:30 p.m., NAU Native American Cultural Center
Facilitator: Dr. John Devlin, NAU Franke College of Business

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Violence in Society Handout
6:00 p.m., Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Facilitator: Andrea Houchard, NAU Department of Philosophy

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Violence in Society
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5:30 p.m., Osher Lifelong Learning Center, Yavapai College, Sedona AZ
Facilitator: Andrea Houchard, NAU Department of Philosophy

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Could we have an Atheist in the White House? 
Student Research: Ways to get involved
5:30 p.m., NAU Native American Cultural Center
Facilitator: Dr. John Devlin, Franke College of Business

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Aesthetics and Preservation Handout
Read Discussion Summary
Student Research: Ways to get involved
6:00 p.m., Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Facilitator: Dr. Matthew Goodwin, NAU Philosophy Department

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Is Health Care a Right?
Read Discussion Summary
Student Research: Ways to get involved
6:00 p.m., Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Facilitator: Dr. John Devlin, NAU Franke College of Business

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Is Health Care a Right?
Read Discussion Summary 
Student Research: Ways to get involved
5:30 p.m., Sedona Public Library
Facilitator: Dr. John Devlin, NAU Franke College of Business

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Should there be a living wage? Handout
Read Discussion Summary
Student Research: Ways to get involved
5:00 p.m., Ashurst Auditorium
Facilitator: Dr. John Devlin, NAU Franke College of Business


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Gentrification in Flagstaff Handout
5:30 p.m., NAU Green Scene
Facilitator: Dr. Julie Piering, NAU Philosophy Department

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Navajo Generating Plant Handout
6:00 p.m.,The Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Facilitator: Dr. Matthew Goodwin, NAU Philosophy Department

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Education: a public or private good? Handout
6:00 p.m., The Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Facilitator: Dr. Lori Poloni-Staudinger, NAU, Politics & International Affairs Department

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Education: a public or private good? Handout
5:30 p.m., The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Yavapai College in Sedona
Facilitator: Dr. Lori Poloni-Staudinger, NAU, Politics & International Affairs Department

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Uranium Mining around the Grand Canyon Handout
6:00 p.m., The Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Facilitator: Dr. Matthew Goodwin, NAU Philosophy Department

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Taxes: a cost/benefit analysis Handout
6:00 p.m., The Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Facilitator: Dr. John Devlin, NAU Fanke College of Business

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Taxes: a cost/benefit analysis Handout
5:30 p.m., The Sedona Public Library
Facilitator: Dr. John Devlin, NAU Franke College of Business

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Science Literacy Handout
5:30 p.m., NAU Green Scene
Facilitator: Dr. Stephen Lenhart, NAU Philosophy Department

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Colorado River Dams Handout
6:00 p.m., The Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 
Facilitator: Dr. Matthew Goodwin, NAU Philosophy Department

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Gun Control and Gun Rights: Second Amendment Issues Handout
5:30 p.m., The Birch Street Deli
Facilitator: Andrea Houchard, NAU Philosophy Department

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Gun Control and Gun Rights: Second Amendment Issues Handout
5:30 p.m., The Sedona Public Library
Facilitator: Andrea Houchard, NAU Philosophy Department

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
HB 2563 and Religious Texts in Classrooms Handout
5:30 p.m., NAU Green Scene
Facilitator: Dr. Jeff Downard

Wednesday December 5, 2012
Is liberty threatened by equality Handout
Questions to consider, Further Reading and Sources
5:30 p.m., The Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 
Facilitator: Dr. Christopher Griffin, NAU Philosophy Department

Tuesday December 4, 2012
Is liberty threatened by equality Handout
Questions to consider, Further Reading and Sources
5:30 p.m., The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Facilitator: Dr. Christopher Griffin, NAU Philosophy Department

Thursday November 29, 2012
Health Care: Access and Coverage Handout
Flagstaff Community Discussion Summary
5:30 p.m., The Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 
Facilitator: James Joiner and Dr. Jason Matteson, NAU Philosophy Department

Tuesday November 7, 2012
Climate Change Handout 
5:30 p.m., The Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Facilitator: Dr. John Devlin, NAU’s Franke College of Business

Tuesday November 6, 2012
Climate Change Handout
5:30 p.m., Sedona Public Library 
Facilitator: Dr. Matthew Goodwin, NAU Philosophy Department

Monday November 5, 2012
"Costs of Higher Education Handout"
NAU Community Discussion Summary
5:30 p.m., NAU Green Scene
Facilitator: Dr. Stephen Lenhart, NAU Philosophy Department

Thursday October 18, 2012
Taxation and the Federal Debt Handout
5:30 p.m., Coconino Center for the Arts
Facilitator: Dr. John Devlin, NAU’s Franke College of Business

Tuesday October 16, 2012
Rhetoric and the Media Handout
5:30 p.m., NAU Green Scene
Facilitator: Dr. Julie Piering, NAU Philosophy Department

Wednesday October 3, 2012
Super PACs and Elections Handout
Flagstaff Community Discussion Summary
5:30 p.m., The Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 
Facilitator: Dr. Matthew Goodwin , NAU Philosophy Department

Tuesday October 2, 2012
Super PACs and Elections Handout
Sedona Community Discussion Summary

5:30 p.m., The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Facilitator: Dr. Matthew Goodwin , NAU Philosophy Department

Monday September 10, 2012
Socialists and Vulture Capitalists
5:30 p.m., NAU Green Scene
Facilitator: Dr. Julie Piering

Wednesday September 5, 2012
Media Impact on Thought
5:30 p.m., Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Facilitators: Dr. Julie Piering, NAU Philosophy Department

Tuesday September 4, 2012 
Media Impact on Thought
5:30 p.m., Sedona Public Library
Facilitators: Dr. Julie Piering, NAU Philosophy Department

Tuesday April 17, 2012 
Wind Energy
Tuesday, April 17
6:00 p.m., LA 137
Facilitators: Dr. Janine Schipper, Sociology and Dr. John Devlin, Philosophy

Wednesday April 11, 2012
Middle East Conflict
Wednesday, April 11, 7:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Dr. Carol Thompson, Politics and International Affairs and Reverend Kathleen Day, Campus Ministries

Tuesday March 20, 2012
Tucson Book Banning
7:00 p.m., Green Scene Café
Facilitators: Dr. Matthew Goodwin and Dr. Heidi Wayment

Wednesday February 15, 2012
Gay Rights
7:00 p.m., Green Scene Café
Facilitators: TBA
"Students Become Philosophers at Discussion for Gay Rights" by David Abbott

Wednesday January 25, 2012
Snowmaking at Snowbowl
7:00 p.m.
Green Scene Café
Facilitators: Jeff Downard

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Reproductive Freedom in Northern Arizona
7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
"Occupy Wall Street"

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