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
9:55 – 10:55 a.m. Session One
Panel A: How has America changed since 9/11?
Michelle Boomgaard & James Scott, UNK Political Science
Panel B: Should Nebraska legalize casino gambling?
Ray Absher, Gambling with the Good Life, Claude Louishomme, UNK
11 a.m. – noon Session Two
Panel A: Should the U.S. invade Iraq?
UNK Political Science Students
Panel B: How should water be used in conditions of drought?
Don Adams, Nebraskans First, Buffalo Bruce, Nebraska Sierra Club
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”
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
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
Panel C: Social Studies Teachers Forum
Discussion facilitated by: John Anderson and Diane Duffin, UNK