Fourth Annual Johann’s Institute to take place on November 14, 2002 at UNK

Ann Tillery

The fourth annual Johann’s Institute for Nebraska Politics at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will take place Thursday, November 14 in the Great Room at the Nebraskan Student Union. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the event will conclude at approximately 2:30 p.m.

The Johanns Institute is a day-long colloquium on political and social issues that affect Nebraskans.  Governor Johanns will convene the event, which will feature presentations from professors, public officials and community activists. The keynote speaker during the noon luncheon will be Frank LaMere, a social and political activist from the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.

For more information about the Johanns Institute and how to register,
please contact the UNK Political Science Office at (308) 865-8506.

The complete schedule is as follows:

8:30 – 9 a.m. Registration
Outside room 238 (Nebraskan Student Union)

9 – 9:45 a.m. Plenary Session- Governor Mike Johanns
Room 238

9:55 – 10:55 a.m.  Session One

Panel A: How has America changed since 9/11?
Michelle Boomgaard & James Scott, UNK Political Science
Room 238A

Panel B
: Should Nebraska legalize casino gambling?
Ray Absher, Gambling with the Good Life, Claude Louishomme, UNK
Political Science
Room 238D

11 a.m. – noon  Session Two

Panel A: Should the U.S. invade Iraq?
UNK Political Science Students
Room 238A

Panel B: How should water be used in conditions of drought?
Don Adams, Nebraskans First, Buffalo Bruce, Nebraska Sierra Club
Room 238D

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon
Keynote by Frank LaMere, social and political activist from the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska Keynote address: “One in a Million Being Dissident”
Room 238

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Session Three

Panel A: Do civil liberties need to be sacrificed for a war on
terrorism? Tim Butz, ACLU of Nebraska (American Civil Liberties Union)
Joseph Carlson, UNK Criminal Justice
Room 238A

Panel B: Do students need more protected rights? Amy Miller, ACLU of Nebraska, Ken Mumm, former Assistant Principal at Horizon Middle School and Dept. of Teacher Education, UNK Ken Nelson, UNK Dept. of Educational Administration
Room 238D

Panel C: Social Studies Teachers Forum
Discussion facilitated by: John Anderson and Diane Duffin, UNK
Political Science
Room 238