Sunday, February 7 @ 12:30 PM
Sunday, February 21 @ 12:30 PM
In March, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for the latest in a series of religious liberty cases fought in court rooms across the country. Whether it's a business that refuses to provide services for same-sex weddings or religious leaders challenging certain provisions of the affordable care act, both are looking to overcome perceived threats to their religious freedoms. But by doing so, are they infringing on the rights of women and the LGBT community?
Caroline Mala Corbin, J.D., University of Miami School of Law
Criminal Justice Reform
In recent remarks by then presidential hopeful Rand Paul, the senator pointed out an inequity that exists in our country's sentencing laws. African Americans and other minorities are incarcerated at grossly different rates than whites - though in some cases, they commit the same crimes at the same rates. We discuss legislation currently before Congress that looks to help bring reform to the criminal justice system.
Mark Dobson, J.D., Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law
Tamara Lawson, J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law
Sunday, December 6 @ 12:30 PM
Sunday, December 20 @ 12:30 PM
A movement that began at the University of Missouri at Columbia, leading to the resignation of the school's president and chairman, escalated tensions across campuses nationwide. The debate is about race, racial diversity and alleged systematic oppression of minorities within the American higher education system. To what extent are these protests part of the larger initiatives such as Black Liberation Collective or the Black Lives Matter movement?
Robert Chalwell, Jr. Ph.D. OrdM, Broward College
Howard Simon, Ph.D., ACLU of Florida
Maria Elena Villar, Ph.D., Florida International University
Pedro Villarreal III, Ph.D., University of Miami
Sunday, November 1st @ 12:30 PM
Sunday, November 15th @ 12:30 PM
The world is witnessing one of the worst humanitarian crises in the modern age. Approximately 10,000 Syrian refugees enter Europe every day from the Middle East. Moreover, nearly 250,000 have been killed, and some four million Syrian’s have fled their country. What does the world owe these refugees? What does America owe them?
Shaikh Shafayat Mohamed, Darul Uloom Institute
Robert Rabil, Ph.D, Florida Atlantic University
Ira M. Sheskin, Ph.D, University of Miami
Sunday, September 6 @ 12:30 PM
Sunday, September 20 @ 12:30 PM
Cost & Ethics of Higher Education
According to the U.S. Labor Department, over the last 30 years a four-year degree has increased over one-thousand percent. Moreover, pursuing an advanced education is at an all-time high. Most public colleges and universities have experienced a drop in state funding; leaving it is up to the institution to make up the difference in fees. In most cases, this means higher tuition for a commodity that’s already too expensive, especially given its rate of return. Apart from rising costs, tuition, and debt, the trajectory of higher education is in question. What higher education model is best for our nation’s graduates and taxpayers?
Michael Heithaus, Ph.D., Florida International University
Dart Humeston, Barry University
Avis Proctor, Ed.D., Broward College- North Campus
Lenore P. Rodicio, Ph.D., Miami Dade College
Sunday, August 2 @ 12:30 PM
Sunday, August 16 @ 12:30 PM
Immigration reform has been a growing concern for many, particularly those of us who live in South Florida. Even before presidential hopeful Donald Trump made his now infamous, however controversial comments about Mexican illegal immigrants, what to do about the American immigration system weighs heavily on the minds of many, politicians or otherwise. What do we owe – as a matter of justice – to those who do pursue the American dream illegally?
Laura L. Finley, Ph.D., Barry University
Gepsie M. Metellus, Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center
Christine J. Reis, Esq., St. Thomas University School of Law
Ediberto Roman, J.D., Florida International University School of Law