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Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy

Thursday, October 10

Cecile & Gene Usdin

Judeo-Christian Lecture Series

Michael Patella, OSB

Michael Patella, OSB
Professor of Theology
Saint John’s School of Theology-Seminary


Father Patella will speak in conjunction with the exhibition of the Saint John’s Bible: Heritage Edition, a 1,500-page handwritten and hand-illustrated Bible. The Bible will be on display in the Proctor Library from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 10-11 and noon-4 p.m. Oct. 12-13.



About the Usdin Lecture Series

This series is made possible through a generous endowed gift to Flagler College from Gene Usdin, M.D., a former president of the American Psychiatric Association and a clinical professor of psychiatry at Louisiana State University School of Medicine. His love of St. Augustine inspired him to give back to the community by fostering dialogue about Jewish and Christian principles.


2013-2014 Speakers

Please join us for the exciting 2013-2014 Forum season. For more than 30 years, the Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy has invited nationally recognized journalists and commentators to St. Augustine to discuss issues of importance in regional, state and federal government.

Tuesday, September 17

Michael Doyle

Michael Doyle
Legal Affairs Writer, McClatchy Newspapers

Michael Doyle covers legal affairs, courts, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Justice Department for McClatchy Newspapers, based in Washington, D.C. He is the author of “Suits and Sentences,” the McClatchy legal affairs blog.

Learn More About Michael Doyle
Twitter: @MichaelDoyle10

Tuesday, October 1

Obamacare Panel

Obamacare Panel
"What’s Next for Obamacare? – Bonanza, Blockade or Boondoggle"

Featuring Howard Gleckman, Urban Institute Fellow and author of “Caring for Our Parents,” John Rother, President and CEO of the National Coalition on Health Care and Joseph Gordy, President and CEO of Flagler Hospital.

Learn More About the Obamacare Panel
Howard Gleckman:
Twitter: @howard_gleckman

John Rother:

Joseph Gordy:

Thursday, November 14

Susan Milligan

Susan Milligan
Author and Columnist, US News and World Report

Susan Milligan has written for States News Service, the New York Daily News and the Boston Globe, where she recently served as White House and National Political Correspondent. She is also the co-author of "Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy."

Learn More About Susan Milligan
Twitter: @MilliganSusan

Tuesday, January 21

John A. Farrell

John A. Farrell
Author and correspondent for National Journal and The Atlantic

John A. Farrell is the author of "Clarence Darrow: Attorney For The Damned," "Tip O’Neill and the Democratic Century," and is currently at work on "Richard Nixon: An American Tragedy."

Learn More About John A. Farrell
Twitter: @jaloysius

Tuesday, February 11

Walt Handelsman

Walt Handelsman
Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, Newsday

Walt Handelsman is a two-time, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist/animator for Newsday. His work is nationally syndicated by Tribune Media Services in Chicago to over 250 newspapers around the country and internationally.

Learn More About Walt Handelsman
Twitter: @Walt_Handelsman

Thursday, March 27

Hedrick Smith

Hedrick Smith
Author and former New York Times correspondent

Hedrick Smith is a Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter and Emmy award-winning producer/correspondent. His book, “The Russians,” based on his years as New York Times Moscow Bureau Chief, was a best-seller and has been translated into 16 languages.

Learn More About Hedrick Smith

More Information

All lectures begin at 7 p.m., and seating is on a first-come, first-served baiss. Forums are free to the public thanks to the generosity of speakers who donate their time in support of the series. Reservations are not required. Sign language interpreters are provided. For more information, call the Events Line: (904) 819-6400.


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