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Contemporary Issues

This  discussion group, coordinated by Bill Pawelski, Alan Corbett, Janet Murray, and John Schofield, centers on the free flow of information and ideas. Topics for each meeting will be chosen from recommendations made by participants. Various moderators will prepare an agenda for each meeting and share information, statistics, and resources on selected topics. UR faculty or students may be asked to present. Sessions will be interactive, with open discussions of the news of the day. Lively debate and a free flow of ideas and opinions will be encouraged, all done in a respectful and safe atmosphere.

Sessions will be held the first Wednesday of each month.

Classroom space is limited, so seating for each session will be on a first-come, first-served basis, with separate registration for each session. To join, please email John Schofield at

Contact Us

Osher Institute
Special Programs Building 100
490 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone: (804) 287-6608

Monday-Friday: 8:30am–5pm
Closed for University holidays