Past Initiatives/Programs

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2016

Sen. Simon Study Abroad Act - September 2016

2014

SIU Alumni Carbondale Community Survey - July 2014
Protecting Children's Welfare Using Data as the Foundation - June 2014
Building a Creative Economy In Southern Illinois - April 2014
Term Limits for Illinois - April 2014
Water for the World Act - December 2014

2013

Redistricting in Illinois - April 2013

2012

Ethics in Illinois - September 2012

2011

What the Survey Says: A Briefing on the 2011 Statewide Polling - November 2011
Putting Action in Civic Education - October 26, 2011

2010

The Second Amendment in Focus - November 15, 2010
Is Legalized Gambling a Good Bet? - October 26, 2010
Rising Debt: Sinking Our Future? - October 18, 2010
Going Broke on Education: How Can We Make College More Affordable? - April 22, 2010 
National Issues Facing U.S- Cuban Relations - February 22, 2010

2008

The Future of Race and Immigration in America: Where Are We Headed - September 23, 2008
Is it Time for a Constitutional Convention? - October 15, 2008

2007

The Life and Legacy of Paul Powell - May 15, 2007
Future of the Media - April 24-25, 2007
A Budget on the Brink - April 16, 2007
Employing College Graduates with Disabilities - February 16, 2007

2006

Public Officials, the Media and the Public Interest - September 20, 2006
Asian Americans and the Meaning of Americanism: Education and Workplace Diversity - April 7, 2006
Judicial Independence - February 17, 2006
Real Needs & Red Ink: How Do We Fund Vital Services in Illinois - February 3, 2006
Eliminating Illinois' Educational Achievement Gap - March 27, 2006

2004

HIV/AIDS in Africa - November 17, 2004 
Helping Doctors Help Us - March 21-22, 2004

2003

Charting a Health Care Agenda: Strategies for Rural and Underserved Illinois - November 2-3, 2003 
The Role of the U.S. Military as Peacekeepers - October 21-22, 2003 
Teaching About Religion in Public Schools - March 3, 2003 

2002

The Media and Medical Research - October 27-28, 2002 
The Plight of the Romani People - September 22-23, 2002 
Mental Health and Prisons - April 7-8, 2002 
Former Senators Forum (in San Diego, CA) - March 18-19, 2002 
Foreign Language in Elementary Schools - March 3-4, 2002 

2001

Engaging Young People in International Affairs - November 15-16, 2001 
Year-Round Schools: New Century, New Ideas - April 22-23, 2001 

2000

Educational System and Its Impact on the African American Male - October 15-16, 2000 
Revisiting the College Default Rate - May 1, 2000 

1999

Genocide in Rwanda - November 14-15, 1999 
Role of Desalination in Averting a Global Water Crisis - September 19-20, 1999 
Literacy - March 26-27, 1999 

1998

U.S.-China-Taiwan Review of Foreign Policy - December 6-7, 1998 
Middle East Peace - October 22-23, 1998 
Criminal Justice Reform - September 22-23, 1998 
Poverty in the United States - March 24-25, 1998 
How Campaigns Impact Public Policy - 1998

1997 

Tobacco Settlement - October 19-20, 1997 
Occupation and Environmental Health - October 6, 1997 
Social Security System Review - May 22, 1997