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Micron in Central New York: What’s at Stake for Education and the Workforce?

What are the implications of Micron in Central New York on education and the workforce? Micron’s historic chip plant complex is expected to generate up to 40,000 direct and indirect jobs in Central New York over the next two decades. Our multidisciplinary panel of faculty experts discussed how the employment growth has widespread implications for population growth and change and changes to the income composition of households in the area. The panel also discussed questions about Central New York’s ability to meet the demand for necessary talent.

Faculty participants included: Shannon Monnat (moderator), Yingyi Ma, Stuart Rosenthal, and Alex Rothenberg.

April 24, 2023

What’s at Stake for U.S. Food Security?

What are the implications of the White House conference on hunger, nutrition, and health? Our multidisciplinary panel of faculty experts discussed the first White House meeting on hunger in over fifty years and touched on a range of potential issues including suggestions on how the $8 billion in public-private sector commitments should be spent, the role of the agricultural sector in the discussion, and implementation challenges moving forward.

Faculty participants included: Colleen Heflin (moderator), Madonna Harrington Meyer, Michah Rothbart, and Rebecca Schewe.

November 30, 2022

What's at Stake for US Climate Goals?

What are the prospects for meeting U.S. commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in West Virginia v. EPA and the Inflation Reduction Act? Our multidisciplinary panel of experts discussed a range of economic, legal and political issues including the EPA’s remaining options for regulating the electric sector under the Clean Air Act, federal and state rules for new vehicles, and incentives for new technology.

Faculty participants included: Peter Wilcoxen (moderator), David Driesen, David Popp, and Sarah Pralle.

November 1, 2022

What’s At Stake Post Roe?: Implications of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs vs. Jackson Abortion Ruling

What are the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs vs. Jackson, and how did we get here? Our multidisciplinary panel of faculty experts discussed the history of abortion in the U.S. and how the Supreme Court’s 2022 decision in Dobbs vs. Jackson may affect access to abortion and other reproductive services, economic and health outcomes and inequities, political mobilization and voting behaviors in the upcoming midterm and 2024 Presidential elections, and what this decision may mean for the Supreme Court going forward.

Faculty participants included: Shannon M. Monnat (moderator), Carol Faulkner, Shana Kushner Gadarian, Sarah Hamersma, Jenn M. Jackson, and Thomas M. Keck

During this event, audience members typed their questions for the panelists. Due to time limitations, not all questions were answered live. View the Answers to Audience Questions document to read those questions and answers.

July 7, 2022


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Alyssa Kirk

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