Heinz Forum

Talk policy with fellow students at the next installment of the Heinz Forum. The Forum partners up with other student clubs at Carnegie Mellon to host informal student-led discussion on topical current events. It is also another place that authors can find their published works discussed. The Forum provides complimentary wine and snacks and is held bi-weekly on Thursdays. Please bring your government issued identification cards.

The Federal Election: A Discussion of the Electoral College, Reactions from the Debates, and the Fiscal Cliff

The Federal Election: A Discussion of the Electoral College, Reactions from the Debates, and the Fiscal Cliff

Come to this week’s forum, where we will be discussing what matters regarding the upcoming election. We will be sure to discuss the electoral college, the debates, and the fiscal cliff. We will be trying out a system of mapping the conversation based on topic interest, so be sure you bring up what...

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The Leadership Gap: Women in the Media and Women as Leaders

The Leadership Gap: Women in the Media and Women as Leaders

The Leadership Gap: How the portrayal of women in the media is having an adverse affect on women in leadership positions- While the gender gap in wages, leadership positions, and political representation, is considered by some to be a thing of the past, it might be news to hear that the last decade has...

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Gay Rights or Civil Rights: A Discussion Surrounding LGBTQ Rights

Gay Rights or Civil Rights: A Discussion Surrounding LGBTQ Rights

  According to the William’s Institute, only 4% of the US population self identify as being a member of the LGBT community. With the upcoming election season, there has been a lot of talk about LGTBQ rights and what that means for the rest of the country. 31 states ban same sex-marriage, and North...

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Don’t Jump the Gun: Discussion about Arms Control

Don’t Jump the Gun: Discussion about Arms Control

Don’t Jump The Gun: A Discussion About Firearms Control   Despite the horrific events in Aurora, Columbine, and Virginia Tech and increased conversation about gun control in the United States, there has not been any actual political action. Roughly 300 million homes in the US include firearms...

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The Rising Cost of Health Care:  Where should we draw the line??

The Rising Cost of Health Care: Where should we draw the line??

LAST FORUM OF THE YEAR!! YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS IT!! Cosponsored by the Health Care Policy Club Does America spend too much on healthcare? The United States spends approximately $2.5 trillion on health care annually, and this number is expected to rise as life expectancy continues to increases and...

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Combating the High School Dropout Crisis

Combating the High School Dropout Crisis

Please join us this Thursday for the FIRST FORUM of April!!!!! Reminder of our new room:HBH 1502 This Forum will be co-hosted by the Education Policy Club: You don’t want to miss it!!   Everyday, over 7,000 students drop out of high school resulting in a national graduation rate of 75.5%....

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