Date Speaker Topic
December 14, 2017 Brian Konkol, dean of Hendricks Chapel and Beth Broadway, president of Interfaith Works of CNY Interfaith Cooperation and Conflict Transformation
December 7, 2017 Major General Marke “Hoot” Gibson USAF (Ret), CEO of NUAIR, and Craig Marcinkowski, director, Strategy & Business Development at Gryphon Sensors Unmanned Aerial Systems (DRONES): How They Could Impact CNY
November 30, 2017 Dr. Mike Haynie, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation at Syracuse University and the founder and executive director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and Bea González, vice-president of community engagement SU’s Impact on the Local Economy
November 16, 2017 Melissa Forsyth, Comptroller for the 174th Attack Wing; Gus Hernandez, Salvation Army Young Leaders Advisory Council; Andrew Lunetta, executive director of Tiny Homes for Good; and Juhanna Rogers, co-founder of CNY Roots Why Young Leaders Are Active in Our Community
November 9, 2017 Bob Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture and a trustee professor at SU’s Newhouse School The Changing Face of TV
November 2, 2017 Juanita Perez Williams, Ben Walsh, Howie Hawkins, and Laura Lavine Candidates for Syracuse Mayor Face Off
October 26, 2017 Panel Discussion Career and Technical Education—Not the Vo-Tech of Yesterday Rethinking the approach to secondary education
October 19, 2017 Randi Bregman A Look Back at 40 Years of Vera House A look back on accomplishments
October 12, 2017 Panel Discussion The Face of Hunger The face of hunger has shifted from homeless individuals to working families
October 5, 2017 TED-X Style Connecting the Dots: Issues Facing Women Explore thought-provoking approaches to address these issues and challenges
September 28, 2017 Gil Quiniones, moderator World Canals Conference Reimagining Canals and Inland Waterway
September 21, 2017 Amanda Nicholson Is Retail Dying? Are brick and mortar stores becoming a thing of the past, as the media suggests?
September 14, 2017 Panel Discussion Aging in Onondaga County The future of health and wellness in our county.
September 7, 2017 Mel Menon and Craig French OCL Findings What kind of work do people do in this region?


Date Speaker Topic
March 30, 2017 Mary Ellen Elia The Commissioner will discuss the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which includes assessments, testing, state and federal budgets
March 23, 2017 Members of Consensus committee Representatives from the Consensus discuss the release of the commission’s final report, with 50 recommendations
March 16, 2017 Cancelled
March 9, 2017 Frank Lazarski , United Way president Retrospective on his 13+ years at the United Way
March 2, 2017 Sally Roesch Wagner, Ph.D., executive director, Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation National Women’s history month
February 23, 2017 Michele Wheatly, Vice Chancellor and Provost Insights and Academic priorities at Syracuse University
February 16, 2017 John Wildhack Syracuse University Athletics: Vision and Priorities
February 9, 2017 David Holder Tourism in Central New York & Its Economic Impact
February 2, 2017 Bob Hupp Syracuse Stage artistic director, Kyle Bass associate artistic director and cast of Disgraced Syracuse Stage Presents Disgraced
December 8, 2016 Breagin Riley, Ph.D The Perception of Tax Polices are Tied with How People View the World
December 1, 2016 Sam Gordon, Owen Kerney Elevating Erie
November 17, 2016 David Rubin, Kristi Anderson, Tara Ross and Bob Spitzer Ivory Tower
November 10, 2016 Mark Cass, executive director of Alliance of Communities Transforming Syr.,Nicole Watts, executive director of Hopeprint, Olive Sephuma, director of the Center for New Americans at Interfaith Works An Update on the Refugee Alliance
November 3, 2016 Ruth Colvin, founder of Literacy Volunteers of America Literacy CNY Celebrates 54 years as Ruth Colvin turns 100
October 27, 2016 Travis Glazier, Director of Onondaga County’s Office of Environment, Tom Rhodes, Commissioner of Onondaga County Water Environment Protection Onondaga Lake Clean-Up
October 20, 2016 Panel: Robert Hupp, Artistic Director of Syracuse Stage, Elizabeth Dunbar, Executive Director, Everson Museum, Steve Butler, Executive Director, CNY Arts Update on the Arts in Central New York
October 13,2016 Rashmi Gangamma, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Marriage & Family Therapy, Falk College Refugees and their Changing Family Experience
October 6, 2016 Panel:David Duerr, VP of business development, Empower Federal Credit Union, David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer MACNY, Juanita Perez Williams, Regional Dir. Department of Labor CNY, Michael Evans, Ed.D.,SU Skills Gap in the Workplace
September 29, 2016 Panel: Mark Raymond, Manager of Crouse Opioid Treatment Program, Michele Caliva, RN CSPI, administrative Director of Upstate Poison Center, Erin Bortel, Director of Prevention services, ACR Health Heroin Epidemic in Central New York
September 22, 2016 OCL 2016 Study Co-Chairs, Heidi Holtz and Mary kate Intaglietta 2016 Onondaga Citizens League Study, “How CNY Moves”
September 15, 2016 Panel: Bobby Maldonado, SU Police Chief, Lauryn Gouldin, SU College of Law Professor, Rochelle L. Ford, Ph.D., Newhouse School of Communications ,chair of Public Relations Department Racial Tensions in America

September 8, 2016

John DeSantis, Executive Director Believe in Syracuse

John will discuss his organization and the great things happening in Syracuse

April 28, 2016

Robert Antonacci

Overview with Onondaga County Comptroller: Consolidation, Land Bank & the City, and State Budgeting

April 21, 2016

Mayor Stephanie Miner

Update with Mayor Stephanie Miner

April 14 , 2016

Jack Manno Ph.D., Professor, Environmental Studies, SUNY ESF

The Effects of Climate Change and What That Means for Our Environment

April 7, 2016

Nasir Ali, founder of Upstate Venture Connect (UVC)

Building the Next Great Upstate Company

March 31, 2016

Lieutenant Colonel Michele Kilgore, Commander, 174th Attack Wing

Females in Combat: Personal Account of a Veteran Combat Pilot

March 24, 2016

Nina Moore, Associate Professor of Political Science, Colgate University

The Political Roots of Racial Tracking In American Criminal Justice

March 17, 2016

Eugene J. Conway, Onondaga County Sheriff

Update and Plans going forward

March 10, 2016

Bill Simmons, Syracuse Housing, Rebecca Newman Housing Visions and Sally Santangelo, CNY Fair Housing

Impact of I-81 on Public Housing

March 3, 2016

Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras, Ph.D.

Education is the Best Anti-poverty Initiative

February 25, 2016

Media panel: Chris Bolt, WAER; Dan Cummings, Channel 9 News; Rae Fulkerson, news director, CNY Central; Stephen Cvengros, vice president of content Syracuse Media group; Iris St. Meran, Time Warner News Ethics in Media

February 18, 2016

Michael Haynie, Vice Chancellor Veterans and Military Affairs, Syracuse University National Veterans Resource Complex

February 11, 2016

Mark Olson, mayor of Fayetteville and Brian Underwood, adjunct professor, SUNY ESF Deer Control

February 4, 2016

Joanie Mahoney, Onondaga County Executive Overview and Projects Update

January 28, 2016

Dr. Neil Murphy, Co-chair, consensus, former president, SUNY ESF and Rob Simpson, president and CEO Centerstate CEO

Consensus Report


Date Speaker Topic
December 10, 2015

Gregg Tripoli, Executive Director
Onondaga Historical Association
Dennis Connors, History Curator
Onondaga Historical Association

A New Day for the OHA
December 3, 2015 Mary Beth Frey, Samaritan Center

Kathleen Stress, Food Bank of CNY
Alan Thornton, Rescue Mission
John Tumino, In My Father’s Kitchen

Feeding the Hungry in Syracuse
November 19, 2015 Linda LeMura, President, Le Moyne College

A Conversation with Linda LeMura

November 12, 2015

Mary E. Lovely, Professor of Economics, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

China’s Economy and Economic Growth

November 5, 2015

David E. Rogers, President, SUNY Morrisville

SUNY Morrisville: Beginning Again

October 29, 2015

“BusPlus – Creating a Bus Rapid Transit Line in Upstate New York”

Ross Farrell, Director of Planning, Capital District Transportation Authority

Mario Colone, Program Manager, SMTC

October 22, 2015

Philip C. Pinsky Memorial Lecture
“Healthcare Reform in New York State from Willowbrook to DSRIP

James Introne, NYS health care policy advisor

October 14, 2015

“50th Anniversary Breakfast of Champions” with The New York Times op-ed columnist, Charles Blow

October 8, 2015

Matt Driscoll, NYS DOT Commissioner

“Creating a 21st Century Transportation System for New York State”

October 1, 2015

Lawrence H. Brinker, Esq., Executive Director & General Counsel, NUAIR Alliance

“How Can We Ensure Safe Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the US?”

September 24, 2015

Ed Riley, Managing Member, Hotel Syracuse Restoration

Hotel Syracuse Restoration

September 17, 2015

Kimberly Boynton, CEO, Crouse Hospital

“Crouse Hospital: The Inside Story”

September 10, 2015

Troy Waffner, Acting Director, NYS Fair

The Great New York State Fair – What’s New, What’s Next?”
April 30, 2015 Ivory Tower Panelists:
David Rubin, SU, moderator
Tim Byrnes, Colgate University
Lisa Dolak, SU College of Law
Bob Greene, Cazenovia College
Tara Ross, Onondaga Community College
“The University in the Community”
April 23, 2015 Indu Gupta, MD, MPH, Onondaga County Commissioner of Health Public Health in Onondaga County
April 16, 2015 Manny Breland
John & Dolores Brulé
Marshall Nelson
Liz Page

Walt Shepperd

“Civil Rights in Syracuse: Then and Now”

April 9, 2015 Frank Kobliski, Executive Director, Centro

“The CNY Regional Transportation Authority”

April 2, 2015 Jason Smorol, General Manager, Syracuse Chiefs

“Get On Board with the Syracuse Chiefs”

March 26, 2015 Ann Rooney, Deputy County Executive for human Services The Dilemma of Public Welfare
March 19, 2015 Walt Dixie, Jubilee Homes
Andy Mager, Syracuse Cultural Workers
Ursula Rozum,
Syracuse Peace Council
Peter Sarver, Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse (ACTS)
“The Meaning of ‘Social Action’ in Syracuse”
March 12, 2015 Robert Simpson, President, CenterState CEO “How Big is Home Base?” (12-county region)
March 5, 2015 Mayor Stephanie Miner, City of Syracuse “Our Major Strengths and Weaknesses, As Seen From City Hall”
February 26, 2015 Meg O’Connell, Executive Director, The Allyn Foundation
Dominic Robinson, Work Train Director, CenterState CEO
“Work Train Collaborative: Investing in Skills Training for Low-Income Syracuse Residents”
February 19, 2015 Katelyn Wright, Executive Director, Greater Syracuse Land Bank
Kerry Quaglia, Executive Director, Home HeadQuarters
“Creating Housing Opportunities, Revitalizing Neighborhoods”
February 12, 2015 Quentin Wheeler, President, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry “Environmental Challenges in the 21st Century and SUNY ESF”
February 5, 2015 Matt Godard, owner, Café Kubal
Jim Barr, co-chair, SADA Charity Preview
Laura Serway, Cindy Seymour, owners,
Laci’s Tapas Bar
Nancy Marshall, founder, InKind
“Creative Philanthropy: Entrepreneurial Perspectives on Social Responsibility”

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Date Speaker Topic
December 18, 2014 Sharon Contreras, Superintendent, Syracuse City School District ”Strategic Plan Update: Moving the SCSD Forward – A Conversation with Superintendent Contreras?”
December 4, 2014 Bea Gonzalez, Member, Commission on Local Government Modernization; Joseph Stefko, PhD., CEO, Center for Governmental Research “Consensus CNY Update – Baseline Data Report”
November 20, 2014 Joanne Mahoney, County Executive “A Conversation with the Onondaga County Executive”
November 13, 2014 Sally Santangelo, Executive Director, CNY Fair Housing “An Assessment of Fair Housing for Onondaga County and the City of Syracuse”
November 6, 2014 Janet Agostini, President, Friends of the Zoo; Ted Fox, Director, Rosamond Gifford Zoo “Why Zoos and Aquariums Matter: the Future of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo”
October 30, 2014 Rep. Dan Maffei, Democratic Candidate; John Katko, Republican Candidate; Prof. Grant Reeher, Moderator “24th Congressional District Election”
October 23, 2014 Gene Conway, Republican Candidate Toby Shelley, Democratic Candidate Prof. Grant Reeher, Moderator “Onondaga County Sheriff’s Race”
October 16, 2014 Susan Lerner, Executive Director, Common Cause, New York “Fair Elections and the Redistricting Ballot Proposition”
October 9, 2014 Stephen Butler, Executive Director, CNY Arts; Jeffrey Woodward, Managing Director, Syracuse StageCarol Eaton, Vice President of Marketing, Syracuse Convention and Visitors BureauBarbara Bartlett, Director, Lorenzo Historic Site “Engage CNY Cultural Plan”
October 2, 2014 Kent Syverud, Chancellor and President, Syracuse University “A Conversation with Chancellor Syverud”
September 25, 2014 Jody Manning, District Superintendent, OCM BOCES; Jeffrey Craig, Assistant Superintendent for Instruc-tional Support Support Services, OCM BOCESColleen Viggiano, Assistant Superintendent for Stu-dent Services, OCM BOCES “A Regional Vision: College, Career and Citizenship Readiness in CNY”
September 18, 2014 Dominic Robinson, Northside UP; Janie Mills, Salt WorksMike Melara, Catholic Charities Project ; Joseph Adam Sudmann, My Lucky Tummy; Seth Mulligan, UP Start Syracuse. “Social Entrepreneurship in Syracuse: 4 Models”
September 11, 2014 Vice Adm. Robert B. Murrett, (Ret.) Deputy Director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT), Syracuse University “Global Security Challenges and Issues for the U.S.”
April 24, 2014 Jenn O’Connor, New York State Director, America’s Edge “The Central New York Skills Gap”
April 17, 2014 Barbara Fought, Professor, Newhouse School, Syracuse UniversityKristi Andersen, Professor, Maxwell SchoolLisa Dolak, Professor, Syracuse University College of LawTara Ross, Professor of History, Onondaga Community CollegeDavid Rubin, Professor, Newhouse SchoolBob Spitzer, Professor of Political Science, SUNY Cortland “Ivory Tower Hour””
April 10, 2014 Ludger Viefhues-Bailey, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Gender, and Culture, Le Moyne College “Religious Opposition and Marriage Equality: Game Over?”
April 3, 2014 Esteban Gonzalez, Chief Custody Deputy, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office; president, American Jail Association “The Onondaga County Justice Center and the State of Corrections in America”
March 27, 2014 Frederick Floss, Executive Director, Fiscal Policy Institute “The Minimum Wage Debate”
March 20, 2014 David Bottar, Executive Director, CNY Regional Planning and Development Board “VisionCNY: Central New York Regional Sustainability Plan”
March 13, 2014 Ryan McMahon, Chairman, Onondaga County Legislature “Onondaga County Legislature: Current Agenda and Future Plans”
March 6, 2014 Stephanie Miner, Mayor, City of Syracuse “A Conversation with Mayor Miner”
February 27, 2014 Mark Donnelly, Executive Director, OCRRAKhristopher Dodson, Associate Director, Environmental Finance Center, Syracuse Center of Excellence “Creating a New Waste Management Policy for Onondaga County”
February 20, 2014 Charles Benjamin, President, Near East Foundation “Mideast Peace Talks, Syrian Refugees, and the Syracuse University Connection”
February 13, 2014 Neil Murphy, Cathy Richardson and Jim Walsh, Co-chairs, Government Modernization Commission “Rethinking the Structure of Local Government”
February 6, 2014 Tom Kazmierczak, Executive Director, Landmark TheatreLisa Smith, Managing Director, Syracuse OperaCatherine Underhill, Managing Director, Symphoria “New Faces On the CNY Art Scene: What Does the Future Hold For Our Community’s Arts Institutions?”
January 30, 2014 Daniel Maffei, US Congressman, 24th District of NY “A Conversation with Congressman Dan Maffei”

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Date Speaker Topic
December 12, 2013 Dr. Casey Crabill, President, Onondaga Community College “What’s New at the Community’s College”
December 5, 2013 Sharon Contreras, Superintendent, Syracuse City School District “Great Expectations: Update on the SCSD Strategic Plan”
November 21, 2013 Katelyn Wright, Executive Director, Greater Syracuse Land Bank Vito Sciscioli, Board Chair, Greater Syracuse Land Bank “Greater Syracuse Land Bank”
November 14, 2013 Marc Norman, Director, UPSTATE, Syracuse University School of Architecture “ALT -81: Reimagining Urban Expressways”
November 7, 2013 Ann Rooney, Deputy County Executive for Human ServicesDavid Sutkowy, Commissioner of the County’s Department of Social Services “Onondaga County’s Human Services Reorganization and What it Means for the Delivery of Human Services to County Residents”
October 31, 2013 Robert Simpson, President and Chief Executive Officer, CenterState CEO “Regional Economic Development Update”
October 24, 2013 Syracuse Police Department Chief Frank L. Fowler “Ensuring a Safe City”
October 17, 2013 Sara Wall Bollinger, Executive Director for Health Planning at HealtheConnections “Affordable Health Care Act and the New State Health Exchanges”
October 10, 2013 Robert Long, MPA, Commissioner Onondaga County Department of Mental HealthMark Cattalani, MD, Clinical Director, Hutchings Psychiatric CenterRobert Gregory, MD, Professor and Interim Chair of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical UniversityNarayana Reddy, MD, Department Chair, Mental Health Services, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center “Our Mental Health Service Delivery System: Where Do We Stand?”
October 3, 2013 Jose Cossa, Seeds of Peace Coordinator, InterFaith Works of CNY and teen panel “Seeds of Peace: Reducing racial tension and violence in our schools and community”
September 26, 2013 Frank Lazarski, President, United Way “Assessing Community Needs, Priorities, and Trends”
September 19, 2013 Joanie Mahoney, Onondaga County Executive “Onondaga County Budget: Maintaining a Healthy Balance”
September 12, 2013 Vice Adm. Robert B. Murrett, (Ret.) Deputy Director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT), Syracuse University “Intelligence, Surveillance and National Security”
May 2, 2013 Cynthia Morrow, MD, MPH, Onondaga County Health CommissionerThomas H. Dennison, Ph.D., Director, Program in Health Services Management and Policy Associate Director, CNY MPH Director, Lerner Center for Public Health “State of the County’s Health”
April 25, 2013 Robert Frawley, Deputy Director of the NYS Council on Children and Families and Co-chair, New York State Early Childhood Advisory Council “Building Success for Children, Ensuring Success for New York”
April 18, 2013 Merike Treier, Executive Director, Downtown Committee of SyracuseDavid Nutting, Chairman & CEO, VIP Structures “Downtown Developments”
April 11, 2013 Heidi Holtz, OCL Board Member and Study Co-ChairKristen Mucitelli-Heath, OCL Board Member and Study Co-Chair “The World at Our Doorstep – Embracing Refugee Resettlement”
April 4, 2013 Mayor Stephanie Miner “Unprecedented Challenges for Cities”
March 28, 2013 Thomas P. DiNapoli, NYS Comptroller “A Conversation with the New York State Comptroller”
March 21, 2013 Kevin Tampone, CoordinatorCNY Political Leadership Institute “Politics 101: Navigating the Political Process”
March 14, 2013 Svante Myrick, Mayor, City of Ithaca “Paying It Forward: Ithaca’s Millennial Mayor”
March 7, 2013 Robert Spitzer, PhD, Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department, SUNY Cortland “Is Gun Policy at a Crossroads in America?”
February 28, 2013 Bill Brod, Publisher, Syracuse New Times and Family Times “The Syracuse New Times: CNY’s Locally-Owned Newsweekly”
February 21, 2013 Nirav Shah, MD, MPH, NYS Health Commissioner “An Update on New York State’s Medicaid Redesign”
February 14, 2013 Gregg Tripoli, Executive Director, Onondaga Historical Association “OHA at 150: New Exhibits, New Products and a New Museum on the Lake”
February 7, 2013 David J. Valesky, NYS Senator, 53rd Senate District “A Conversation with Senator Valesky”

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Date Speaker Topic
December 13, 2012 John DeFrancisco, New York State Senator “A Conversation with Senator DeFrancisco”
December 6, 2012 David Aitken, Executive, Destiny USA “Destiny USA”
November 29, 2012 Joanne Mahoney, Onondaga County ExecutiveMegan Costa, Syracuse-Onondaga County Planning Agency “Onondaga County Sustainable Development Plan”
November 15, 2012 David Cay Johnston, Visiting Distinguished Lecturer, Syracuse University College of Law and Whitman School of Management “How Corporate Socialism is Devastating America”
November 8, 2012 Ivory Tower Panelists “2012 Elections”
November 1, 2012 Robert McClure, Professor of Political Science and Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy Emeritus, Maxwell School of Syracuse University “On the Election”
October 25, 2012 Dr. Kamal Jabbour, ST, USAF Senior Scientist for Information Assurance “Cyber Security”
October 18, 2012 Stephen A. Rogers, Editor and Publisher, The Post-Standard Tim Kennedy, President, Syracuse Media Group “Changes at The Post-Standard
October 11, 2012 Sharon Contreras, Superintendent, Syracuse City School District “Great Expectations”
October 4, 2012 Andy Mager, Syracuse Peace CouncilJake Edwards, Onondaga Nation “Two Row Wampum Renewal”
September 27, 2012 Joanne Mahoney, Onondaga County Executive “Onondaga County Budget”
September 20, 2012 Alan Thornton, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Rescue Mission “125 Years of Changing Lives”
September 13, 2012 Marilyn Higgins, VP, Community Engagement and Economic Development, Syracuse UniversityLinda Hartsock, Director, Connective Corridor, Syracuse UniversityMaarten Jacobs, Director, Near Westside Initiative “Two Bold Ideas Four Years Later: The Connective Corridor and Near Westside Initiative
April 26, 2012 Peter Dunn, President & CEO, CNY Community Foundation “Philanthropic Trends, Grant Initiatives & Generational Wealth Transfer“
April 19, 2012 Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey, President, Say Yes to Education “Say Yes to Education“
April 12, 2012 Stephanie Miner, Mayor, City of Syracuse “The City Budget: Navigating a Fiscal Crisis”
April 5, 2012 John McCabe, MD, CEO, SUNY Upstate Medical University “Mergers, Affiliations, Consolidations: The Changing Healthcare Landscape in Central New York “
March 29, 2012 Ryan McMahon, Chairman, Onondaga County Legislature “A Conversation with the Chairman of the Onondaga County Legislature”
March 22, 2012 Dominic Robinson, Director, Northside UP “The Northside Urban Partnership “
March 15, 2012 Julie A. Cecile, Esq., Executive Director, McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Site “Identifying and Ending Child Abuse: The Child Advocacy Center Approach”
March 8, 2012 Thomas M. Keck, Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics; Chair, Department of Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs “SCOTUS and the 2012 Election”
March 1, 2012 Colonel (Ret.) Ann Wright, Anti-War Activist “Dissent: Speaking Out For Peace”
February 23, 2012 Christina Reale, Commissioner of Aviation, City of Syracuse Bill Fisher, Deputy County Executive, Onondaga County, Chair, Syracuse Regional Airport Authority “Hancock Airport and the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority”
February 16, 2012 Jeff Mickle, Sports Development Director, Syracuse Convention and Visitors BureauJohn Simone, General Manager, Syracuse ChiefsVance Lederman, General Manager, Syracuse Crunch “The Business of Local Professional Sports”
February 9, 2012 Peter Vogelaar, Executive Director, Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees “Utica: Many Cultures, One Community”
February 2, 2012 Matthew J. Driscoll, President and CEO of the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation “New York State Executive Budget”

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Date Speaker Topic
December 15, 2011 Joshua Dekaney, Part-Time Instructor, Percussion; Interim Director, Center for Live Music in the 21st Century, Syracuse UniversityMark Nerenhausen, Professor of Practice and Founding Director Janklow Arts Leadership Program Interdisciplinary, Syracuse University “The Syracuse Philharmonic: New Music for CNY Audiences”
Dec. 8, 2011 Matt Millea, Deputy County Executive for Physical Services, Onondaga CountyTom Rhoads, Commissioner, Onondaga County Department of Water Environment Protection Save the Rain Update: Putting Syracuse on the (Green) Map
Dec. 1, 2011 Bob Herz, Director, South Side Innovation CenterMargaret Butler, Director, Entrepreneurial Assistance ProgramJoanne Lenweaver, Director, WISE Women’s Business CenterEl-Java Williams Abdul-Qadir, Director, PRIME SSIC: Building the Future
Nov. 17, 2011 Kate Auwaerter, Preservation Planner & Public Art Coordinator, City of SyracuseBrendan Rose, Syracuse Public Artist in ResidenceSharon BuMann, Professional Sculptor “Public Art: Policy and Practice in Syracuse and Beyond
Nov. 10, 2011 Barbara Croll Fought, Professor, S.I. Newhouse School, Syracuse UniversityLisa Dolak, Professor, College of Law, Syracuse UniversityRobert Greene, Professor, Cazenovia CollegeTara Ross, Professor, SUNY OCCDavid Rubin, Professor and Dean Emeritus, S.I. Newhouse School, Syracuse UniversityRobert Spitzer, Professor, SUNY Cortland The Ivory Tower Half Hour
Nov. 3, 2011 Jason Helgerson, Medicaid Director, State of New York Bending the Cost Curve: NYS’s Medicaid Redesign
Oct. 27, 2011 Pam Hyland, President / CEO Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, IncGregg Tripoli, Executive Director Onondaga Historical Association “The Journey of a Lifetime”
Oct. 20, 2011 E.J. McMahon, Senior Fellow Manhattan Institute/Empire Center for New York State Policy “New York’s Public Sector Retirement Bomb”
Oct. 13, 2011 Sharon Contreras, Superintendent Syracuse City School District “Ensuring Successful Students and Schools”
Oct. 6, 2011 David Mankiewicz,Senior Vice President, Director of Infrastructure & Urban Initiatives, CenterState CEO “Creating a New Regional Economic Development Strategy”
Sept. 29, 2011 Joanne Mahoney, Onondaga CountyExecutive “The Proposed County Budget and Outlook for the Future”
Sept. 22, 2011 Robert J. Daino, President & CEO, WCNY “WCNY: Building a Connected Community”
Sept. 15, 2011 Paul Kronenberg, M.D., President,
Crouse Hospital
“Crouse Hospital Update”
April 28, 2011 Mayor Stephanie Miner, City of Syracuse “A Look at the 2011-2012 Budget and Plans for the Future”
April 21, 2011 Dr. Ruben Cowart, President and CEO, Syracuse Community Health Center Community Health Centers: A Sustainable System of Cost-Effective, Comprehensive, Patient–Centered Primary Health Care
April 14, 2011 Randi Bregman, Executive Director, Vera HouseChauncey Brown, Men’s Outreach Program Coordinator, Vera House Ending Domestic and Sexual Violence: What Can We All Do?
April 7, 2011 Rhonda O’Connor, Director of Community Engagement,Visions for Change “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: The Circles Approach
March 31, 2011 Frank Kobliski, Executive Director, Centro Centro: New Opportunities and Budget Challenges
March 24, 2011 Eric Schneiderman, NYS Attorney General “A Conversation with the Attorney General”
March 17, 2011 Heidi Holtz, Director of Grantmaking, The Gifford FoundationStephen Butler, Executive Director, Cultural Resource Council IDEAS Collaborative
March 10, 2011 David Holder, President Syracuse Convention and Visitors Bureau “Meet Syracuse”
March 3, 2011 Paul Beyer, NYS Smart Growth Director “The Smart Growth Initiative”
Feb. 24, 2011 Miriam Elman, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Syracuse University “Egypt and the Middle East”
Feb. 17, 2011 Walt Dixie, Executive DirectorLaRhonda Ealey, Urban Garden/FarmstandMelvin Baker, YouthbuildPatrice Change, Supermarket Jubilee Homes: A Multi-Pronged Approach to Neighborhood Revitalization
Feb. 10, 2011 Kathryn Ruscitto, President and CEO “New Directions for St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center”
Feb. 3, 2011 Grant Reeher, Director, Campbell Public Affairs Institute, Syracuse UniversityMary Clare Hatch-Pennello, Greater Syracuse League of Women Voters “Restructuring the Redistricting Process in New York State”
Jan. 27, 2011 Debbie L. Sydow, Ph.D., President, Onondaga Community College “Reinventing the Community’s College”
Jan. 20, 2011 Sarah Merrick, Onondaga County DSSTony Discenza, Homeless Task ForceLinda Wright, Salvation ArmyMike Melera, Catholic Charities “The Changing Face of Homelessness in Onondaga County”22

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Date Speaker Topic
Dec. 2, 2010 Frank Fowler, Chief, Syracuse Police Department A Conversation with Chief Fowler
Nov. 18, 2010 Gregg Tripoli, Executive Director, Onondaga Historical Association Our Entrepreneurial History
Nov. 11, 2010 James Cody, Director, Syracuse VA Medical Center VA Health Care: “What Lies Ahead?””
Nov. 4, 2010 David Rubin, Professor, Newhouse School, Syracuse UniversityLisa Dolak, Professor, College of Law, Syracuse UniversityTara Ross, Professor, SUNY OCCRobert Spitzer, Professor, SUNY Cortland The Ivory Tower Hour
Oct. 28, 2010 Roger Evans, New York State Department of Labor Economic Analyst for Central New York “Employment, Unemployment, and Jobs in Central New York”
Oct. 21, 2010 David Smith, M.D., Upstate Medical University “An Update on Upstate ”
Oct. 14, 2010 Congressman Dan MaffeiAnn Marie BuerkleProf. Grant Reeher, Moderator “The 25th District Congressional Election”
Oct. 7, 2010 Leonard Burman, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Professor of Public Affairs at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University “Tax Cuts, the Budget, and the US Economy”
Sept. 30, 2010 Thomas Slater, Executive Director, Food Bank of Central New York “The Changing Face of Hunger in CNY”
Sept. 23, 2010 Joanne Mahoney, Onondaga County Executive “The Proposed County Budget and Outlook for the Future”
Sept. 16, 2010 Robert Duffy, Mayor, Rochester, New York; candidate for NYS LieutenantGovernor “The Upstate Agenda”
April 29, 2010 Peter Sames, Town Supervisor, Town of Seneca FallsPhil Dressing, Chair, Village Dissolution Committee “Consolidating Governments: The Village of Seneca Falls Dissolution Plan”
April 22, 2010 Bruce Selleck, H.O. Whitnall Professor of Geology, Colgate University Dereth Glance, Executive Director of the Citizens Campaign for the Environment “Hydrofracking”
April 15, 2010 Stephanie Miner, Mayor, City of Syracuse “The First 100 Days…and Beyond”
April 8, 2010 Congressman Daniel Maffei “Health Care Reform: What Does It Mean to CNY”
April 1, 2010 Michael Hooker, Executive Director, OCWA “Onondaga County Water Authority: The Challenge of Growth”
March 25, 2010 Randy Wolken, President, Manufacturers Association of Central New York “Gauging the State of Manufacturing in Central New York”
March 18, 2010 Kenneth Mokrzycki, Director of Administration, City of Syracuse James Rowley, CFO, Onondaga County Department of Management and Budget James Rhinehart, Chair, Onondaga County Legislature, and Chair, Sales Tax Committee “Dollars and Sense: Sales Tax Revenue”
March 11, 2010 Deborah Freund, Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and Economics and CPR Senior Research Associate, Maxwell School “Controlling Health Care Costs”
March 4, 2010 Panel discussion with Professor Grant Reeher as moderator and Board of Education members:Patricia BodyCalvin CorridersLaurie Menkin “Issues Facing the Syracuse City School Board”
Feb. 25, 2010 Catherine Bertini, Professor of Public Administration, Maxwell School “Effective Humanitarian Action”
Feb. 18, 2010 The Media UnitAn award-winning show about racism and racial healing. “From the Back of the Bus”
Feb. 11, 2010 Tucker Culbertson, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University College of Law “The Supreme Court, the First Amendment, and Campaign Spending”
Feb. 4, 2010 Megan Costa, Manager of Planning Services Syracuse-Onondaga County Planning Agency Joanie Mahoney, Onondaga County Executive “The New County Sustainable Development Plan”

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Date Speaker Topic
Dec. 10, 2009 Colleen Sawyer, Executive Director, Hutchings Psychiatric Center & Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center Deborah Welch, Director Of Mental Health Services, St. Joseph’s Hospital Robert Long, MPA, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health Dr. Mantosh J. Dewan, Distinguished Service Professor and Chair, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Upstate University Health System “Our Mental Health Service Delivery System: Where Do We Stand?”
Dec. 3, 2009 Linda Hartsock, Director of the Center for CleanTech Entrepreneurship, The Tech Garden Robert Simpson, President & CEO, Metropolitan Development Association David Wall, Director of Corporate and Public Partnerships, SUNY OCC “Creating a Green Economic Development Strategy”
Nov. 26, 2009 Happy Thanksgiving!  
Nov. 19, 2009 BJ Adigun, Adminstrative Director, Green Technology Onondaga County Dept. of Water Environment Protection “Save the Rain! Onondaga County’s Green Infrastructure Program”
Nov. 12, 2009 Jonnell Allen, Syracuse University Community Geographer and founding member Syracuse Grows Matt Potteiger, Prof. of Landscape Architecture, SUNY ESF and founding member, Syracuse Grows Kyong Soh, Grindstone Farm “You are Where You Eat: Ingredients for a Local Food System”
Nov. 5, 2009 Arsalan Kahnemuyipour, Syracuse University “Iran’s Presidential Election and its Aftermath”
Oct. 29, 2009 David Rubin, Professor, Newhouse School, Syracuse UniversityKristi Andersen, Professor, Maxwell School, Syracuse UniversityLisa Dolak, Professor, College of Law, Syracuse UniversityJohn Robert Greene, Professor, Cazenovia CollegeRobert Spitzer, Professor, SUNY Cortland The Ivory Tower Hour
Oct. 22, 2009 Otis Jennings Steve Kimatian Stephanie Miner Prof. Grant Reeher, Moderator “Mayoral Candidate Forum”
Oct. 15, 2009 Richard Brodsky, 92nd Assembly District “Why We Need a State Constitutional Convention”
Oct. 8, 2009 Dr. Cynthia Morrow, Onondaga County Health Commissioner “Dealing with Pandemic Flu”
Oct. 1, 2009 Tom Dennison, Ph.D., moderatorDr. Paul Kronenberg, President, Crouse HospitalDr. David Page, Family Care Medical GroupDr. David Smith, President, SUNY Upstate Medical Ctr.Dr. Arthur Vercillo, Regional President, Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield “Health Care Reform Panel”
Sept. 24, 2009 Onondaga County Executive Joanne Mahoney “A Look at the Proposed County Budget and Plans for the Future”
Sept. 17, 2009 J. Michael Haynie, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University “Returning from War: Helping Veterans Reenter Civilian Life”
Sept. 10, 2009 Dr. Cornelius Murphy, President, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry “Going Green: The Journey to Becoming Sustainable”
April 30, 2009 1500th TMR PROGRAM!!! William Thomas, MD; Founder, The Eden Alternative “The Green House Project: Revolutionizing Elder Care Policy”
April 23, 2009 NYS Senator David Valesky “Revisiting Reform: The NYS Legislature”
April 16, 2009 Stuart Brown, Professor of Economics and International Relations; Senior Research Associate, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Syracuse University “The Financial Crisis: Causes and Solutions”
April 9, 2009 Richard Daines, MD; New York State Health Commissioner “The Obesity Prevention Agenda: Addressing a Public Health Crisis”
April 2, 2009 Grant Reeher, Associate Professor, Maxwell School of Syracuse UniversityJohn Freie, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science, Le Moyne College “Is it Time to Change How We Elect the President?”
March 26, 2009 Lorraine Branham, Dean, S.I. Newhouse School of Public CommunicationsVin Crosbie, Adjunct Professor, S.I. Newhouse School of Public CommunicationsStan Linhorst, Senior Managing Editor, The Post-Standard “The Future of the News Media”
March 19, 2009 Monique Fletcher, Director, Westside Community School StrategySarah Merrick, Program Coordinator, Onondaga County Department of Social ServicesVito Sciscioli, Executive Director, Syracuse 20/20 “The Westside Community School Strategy”
March 12, 2009 Robert M. Simpson, President & CEO Metropolitan Development Association “Essential CNY: Five Years of the MDA’s Essential New York Initiative”
March 5, 2009 Steven Kern, Director Everson Museum “Changes and Connections at the Everson”
Feb. 26, 2009 Jonathan Gradess, Executive Director NYS Defenders Association “The State of Public Defense in New York”
Feb. 19, 2009 Deborah VanAmerongen, Commissioner NYS Division of Housing & Community Renewal “The Upstate Equity Fund: Promoting Private Investment in Affordable Housing”
Feb. 12, 2009 Robert Bifulco, Jr.; Assoc. Professor, Maxwell School, Syracuse UniversityGreg Speranza; Principal, Southside Charter AcademyPeter Murphy, NYS Charter School Association “Public School Choice and Syracuse’s Charter Schools”
Feb. 5, 2009 Jim D’Agostino, Director; Nell Donaldson, Transportation Planner Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council “The I-81 Challenge: Deciding the Future of I-81”
Jan. 29, 2009 Mayor Matthew J. Driscollwill answer audience questions on topics ranging from the City’s fiscal health, the progress of the Schools’ Renovation Project, the Hancock International Airport proposed Authority and terminal renovations, economic development projects within the City, energy/sustainable initiatives, and more.”  

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Date Speaker Topic
Dec. 11, 2008 Rebecca Livengood, Director, Grants Management, Syracuse Housing Authority; 2008 OCL Study ChairpersonDoug Sutherland, Franklin Properties; OCL Board of Directors “Interstate-81: Thinking Creatively About Alternatives to the I-81 Viaduct in Syracuse”
Dec. 4, 2008 Fred P. Pestello, PhD, President, Le Moyne College “Le Moyne: ‘A Place the World Needs Now More than Ever’”
Nov. 20, 2008 Wayne O’Connor, Executive Director “Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection?”
Nov. 13, 2008 Louis Kriesberg, Professor Emeritus, Syracuse UniversityMary MacDonald, Professor, Religious Studies, Le Moyne CollegeAnis Obeid, M.D., Cardiovascular SpecialistsMinna Buck, Moderator “What is the Syracuse Area Middle East Dialogue Group? (SAMED)
Nov. 6, 2008 Jeffrey Stonecash, Maxwell Professor, Syracuse University “The 2008 Elections and Likely Impacts?””
Oct. 30, 2008 Linda Hartsock, CNY Regional Director, Empire State Development “The Changing Economic Landscape of Central New York”
Oct. 23, 2008 Rachael Gazdick, Executive Director, Say Yes to Education and Economic Development, Syracuse University School of EducationDebra Schoening, Supervising Director of School Improvement, Syracuse City School District “Say Yes to Education?””
Oct. 16, 2008 Mr. Howie HawkinsMr. Dan MaffeiMr. Dale Sweetland Prof. Grant Reeher, Moderator “The 25th District Congressional Election”
Oct. 9, 2008 Yom Kippur – no TMR scheduled  
Oct. 2, 2008 Kevin Walsh,Onondaga County SheriffJim Rowley, Town of Clay Supervisor “Town of Clay Police – Sheriff’s Department Merger”
Sept. 25, 2008 David Rubin, Professor, Newhouse School, Syracuse UniversityKristi Andersen, Professor, Maxwell School, Syracuse UniversityTim Byrnes, Professor, Colgate UniversityLisa Dolak, Assoc. Dean, College of Law, Syracuse UniversityJohn Robert Greene, Professor, Cazenovia CollegeTara Ross, Onondaga Community CollegeRobert Spitzer, Professor, SUNY Cortland “Ivory Tower Half Hour?””
Sept. 18, 2008 Onondaga County Executive Joanne Mahoney “A Look at the Proposed Budget and Plans for the Future”
Sept. 11, 2008 Professor David M. Crane, Syracuse University College of Law “The Tyranny of Terror”
May 1, 2008 Marilyn Higgins, VP for Community Engagement and Economic Impact, Syracuse University(May 1 TMR will meet at The Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse.) “Near Westside Initiative”
April 24, 2008 Sharon Brangman, M.D., Director of Gerontology, Upstate Medical University
“Not Just Skin Deep: A Look at Disparities in Health Care”
April 17, 2008 Lynn-Beth Satterly, M.D., M.S., founder, Amaus Health ServicesFr. Neal Quartier, rector, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
“Church, Community, and University Partnering to Address Social Vulnerability through Access to Health Care and Beyond…”
April 10, 2008 Thomas R. Suozzi, Nassau County Executive and Chair, NYS Commission on Property Tax Relief
“Reducing the Property Tax Burden”
April 3, 2008 Thomas Bersani, M.D., President,
Onondaga County Medical Society
“From the Physician’s Perspective: Increasing Access to Health Care”
March 27, 2008 Congressman James Walsh
“Syracuse Neighborhood Initiative: Community Impact”
March 20, 2008 Gary Miguel, Chief of Police, Syracuse Police Department
“A Conversation with the Syracuse Chief of Police”
March 13, 2008 Elizabeth Liddy, Dean, Trustee Professor School of Information Studies
“Syracuse University’s iSchool”
March 6, 2008 Ramon Rivera, Partner, Mackenzie Hughes, LLC
“Immigration Reform and the 2008 Election”
Feb. 28, 2008 Stewart Hancock, Jr.
Retired Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals
“Current Cases: New York’s Death Penalty Statute”
Feb. 21, 2008 Michael Wasylenko
Senior Associate Dean, Maxwell School
“The U.S. Fiscal Crisis”
Feb. 14, 2008 Owen Shapiro, Director
Syracuse International Film Festival
“A World Showcase in Central New York: Syracuse International Film Festival”
Feb. 7, 2008 Kevin Walsh
Sheriff, Onondaga County
“Protecting the Community: A Conversation with Sheriff Walsh”

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Date Speaker Topic
Dec. 13, 2007 Dame Margaret Doughty, internationally recognized leader in the field of literacy coalition development “Creating a Community-Wide Literacy Plan”
Dec. 6, 2007 Daniel Hege, Music Director, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra
“The Hege Perspective: The SSO as a Vibrant Element of the CNY Landscape”
Nov. 29, 2007 Dominic Robinson, New Program Development Coordinator
Franciscan Collaborative Ministries
“Franciscan Ministries”
Nov. 15, 2007 Robert J. Daino, President & CEO
“WCNY: Connected”
Nov. 8, 2007 Professor Mehrzad Boroujerdi, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
“The State of US – Iranian Relations”
Nov. 1, 2007 Bill Magnarelli www.magnarelli.comJoanie Mahoney www.joanie2007.comProfessor Grant Reeher, Moderator “Conversation with the Candidates for County Executive”
Oct. 25, 2007 Timothy Bond Producing Artistic Director, Syracuse Stage “Conversation with Timothy Bond”
Oct. 18, 2007 Steven M. Cohen, Counselor & Chief of Staff for the NYS Attorney General
New York State Office of the Attorney General
“OAG on the Road”
Oct. 11, 2007 Ruth Colvin and Robert Hood “Promoting Literacy and Economic Development in Haiti”
Oct. 4, 2007 Goodwin Cooke Maxwell Professor of Practice “Darfur and the Responsibility to Protect”
Sept. 27, 2007 David Rubin, Dean, Newhouse School, Syracuse University
Kristi Andersen, Professor, Maxwell School, Syracuse University
Lisa Dolak, Assoc. Dean, College of Law, Syracuse University
John Robert Greene, Professor, Cazenovia College
Robert Spitzer, Professor, SUNY Cortland
Ivory Tower Half Hour
Sept. 20, 2007 Bruce Kingma Associate Provost for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Syracuse University “The Syracuse Campus-Community Entrepreneurship Initiative”
Sept. 13, 2007 Nicholas J. Pirro Onondaga County Executive “An Update from the County Executive”
April 26, 2007 Margery Conner, DirectorAngela Douglas, Project ManagerMaritza Alvarado, MD “Bridges Out of Poverty and Applications to Health Care”
April 19, 2007 Mayor Matthew Driscoll, City of Syracuse “Q&A with Mayor Driscoll”
April 12, 2007 Alan Wright, producer, WCNY-TV’s “Mind Your Own Business”Gail Cowley, V.P., Cowley & Associates, competition judge “Mind Your Own Business”
April 5, 2007 Christiaan du Preez, Founding member of the Democratic Party in South Africa “Dealing with Terror”
March 29, 2007 Dr. Paul Kronenberg, CEO, Crouse Hospital “Crouse Hospital and the Future of Health Care in Upstate New York”
March 22, 2007 Arthur C. Brooks, Professor of Public Administration and Director of the Nonprofit Studies Program at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs “Why Giving Matters”
March 15, 2007 Marsha Weissman, Executive Director, Center for Community Alternatives “Community Reintegration: Restoring Citizenship and Civil Rights”
March 8, 2007 Michael McMahon, Co-owner and Operator, McMahon’s EZ Acres Farm in Cortland County “Immigrant Labor and the Agriculture Industry”
March 1, 2007 William Smullen, Director of National Security Studies at Maxwell School of Citizenship “Traversing the National Security Landscape”
Feb. 22, 2007 Marty Mack, Deputy Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs, Governor’s Office
“The New York State Budget and the Upstate Agenda”
Feb. 15, 2007 Marsha Weissman, Executive Director, Center for Community Alternatives
“Community Reintegration: Restoring Citizenship and Civil Rights”
Feb. 8, 2007 Frank Kobliski, Executive Director, CENTRO
“Transportation Matters: Public Transit in Syracuse and Central New York”
Feb. 1, 2007 Dr. James Wiggins, Executive Director, InterFaith Works of Central New York
“What’s in a Name?: Why Interfaith Dialogue is Important in a Polarized World”

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Dec. 14, 2006 Andy Breuer, Adapt CNY, Inc. – Wilson Building, Mike Villa, AnCor, Inc. – Symphony Place at Hotel Syracuse Square “Reinventing Downtown: A Look at Two Approaches to Creating Downtown Housing and Restoring Architectural Landmarks”
Dec. 7, 2006 Craig Watters, Asst. Prof. of Entrepreneurship & Emerging EnterprisesNola Miyasaki, Exec. Dir. of Entrepreneurship Programs, Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship whitman.syr.edu/eee/ssic/index.html “South Side Entrepreneurial Connect Project”
Nov. 30, 2006 Kevin McAuliffe, Attorney, Green & Seifter Attorneys; Stephanie Miner, Councilor-at-Large, Syracuse Common Council; Don Western, Director, Onondaga County Office of Economic Development “How We Do Economic Development”
Nov. 16, 2006 Bob Dineen, President & CEO, Renewable Fuels Association www.ethanolrfa.org/ “Renewal Fuels”
Nov. 9, 2006 Charlotte Grimes, Knight Chair in Political Reporting, Syracuse University “The 2006 Elections: What Happened and What Does It Mean?”
Nov. 2, 2006 Congressman James Walsh, Dan Maffei, Grant Reeher, Associate Professor, Moderator “The 25th Congressional District Election”
Oct. 26, 2006 David R. Smith, M.D., President SUNY Upstate Medical University “Upstate Medical University: Engaging Excellence”
Oct. 19, 2006 Kent Gardner, New York Matters; NYS Senator Dave Valesky; NYS Assemblyman Jeff Brown “Ripe for Reform: How Changing the Legislative Process Can Help Tackle New York State Issues”
Oct. 12, 2006 Mark Barone, Senior Director, Engagement Initiatives, Syracuse University “Artists in Residence: The Paducah Experience
Oct. 5, 2006 Frank Woolever, veteran activist “In the Footsteps of Gandhi: Experiences in Nonviolence and Civil Disobedience”
Sept. 28, 2006 Hugo Acosta, Owner-Publisher, CNY Latino newspaper www.CNYLatino.com “Connecting to Central New York’s Fastest Growing Ethnic Population”
Sept. 21, 2006 David Rubin, Dean, Newhouse School, Syracuse University; Kristi Andersen, Maxwell School, Syracuse University; Bob Greene, Cazenovia College; Bob Spitzer, SUNY Cortland; Lisa Dolak, College of Law, Syracuse University “Ivory Tower Hour”: A special edition of WCNY’s discussion show http://wcny.org
Sept. 14, 2006 Goodwin Cooke, Professor, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs www.maxwell.syr.edu/psc/faculty/Cooke.asp “The Middle East Revisited”
April 27, 2006 Nancy Cantor, Chancellor, Syracuse University “University-Community Engagement Initiatives”
April 20, 2006 Darlene Kerr, President, Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce “Vision for Central New York”
April 13, 2006 Dr. Cynthia Morrow, MD, MPH, Commissioner, Onondaga County Health Department “Protecting the Community: A Look at Pandemic Flu”
April 6, 2006 Doug Sutherland, Managing Partner, Franklin Properties, LLC “Observations on Revitalizing Downtown Syracuse”
March 30, 2006 CNY Community Foundation Panel “Partnering for Success in Literacy”
March 23, 2006 Mike Jesanis, President and CEO, National Grid USA “An Update on Energy Issues from the National Grid Perspective”
March 16, 2006 Daniel Lowengard, Superintendent of Schools “Syracuse City School District: Issues and Plans”
March 9, 2006 Mayor Matthew Driscoll “The Four-Year Plan: A Vision for the Next 1000 Days”
March 2, 2006 Arthur Brooks, Associate Professor, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs “Gen X&Y and the Future of Civic Participation”
Feb. 23, 2006 Nasir Ali, VP, New Venture Development, Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commercehttp://www.syracusetechnologygarden.com/ “Entrepreneurship and a Sustainable Economy”
Feb. 16, 2006 David Richardson, Proesssor of Economics and International Relations, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairshttp://www.maxwell.syr.edu/econ/ “Where Does Syracuse Fit in the Global Economy”
Feb. 9, 2006 David Shaffer, Public Policy Institute of New York Statehttp://www.ppinys.org/ “Why New York State is Bad for Business”
Feb. 2, 2006 Kenneth Dauria, Senior Director of Syracuse Operationshttp://www.bms.com/static/ehs/facili/data/syracu.html “The Future of Bristol-Myers Squibb in Syracuse”

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Dec. 8, 2005 Joyce Latham, Executive Director, Onondaga County Public Library http://www.onlib.org/ “Dewey or Don’t We? The Case For A Modern Library”
Dec. 1, 2005 Deborah Stanley, President, SUNY Oswego http://www.oswego.edu/ “SUNY Oswego and Regional Initiatives”
Nov. 17, 2005 Robert Daino, President & CEO, WCNY http://www.wcny.org/ “WCNY – Meeting the Needs of Central New York”
Nov. 10, 2005 Professor Robert Rabin, College of Law, Syracuse University “The Changing Role of Organized Labor”
Nov. 3, 2005 Professor Thomas Keck, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University “Law, Politics and the Supreme Court”
Oct. 27, 2005 Don Mitchell, Chair, Geography Department; Jonnell Allen, Community Geographer, Geography Department, Syracuse University; Heidi Holtz, Director of Community Grantmaking, Gifford Foundation; Addie Hightower, assets mapping committee http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/geo/default.htm “Community Geography: Toward Social Justice”
Oct. 20, 2005 General Montgomery Meigs, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/news/releases/040324_meigs.asp “The Outlook for U.S. Policy and Presence in Iraq”
Oct. 13, 2005 State Senator Martin Golden, 22nd Senate District, Brooklyn; Chair, Senate Committee on Aging http://www.senatorgolden.com “Preparing for the Baby Boom Generation: An Aging Policy for New York State”
Oct. 6, 2005 David Rubin, Dean of the Newhouse School, Moderator; Mayor Matthew Driscoll, Democratic Party Candidate; Howie Hawkins, Green Party Candidate; Joanie Mahoney, Republican Party Candidate “Mayoral Candidate Forum”
Sept. 29, 2005 Dorothy Stoneman, Founder, YouthBuild USA; Walt Dixie, Executive Director, Jubilee Homes YouthBuild http://www.youthbuild.org “Unleashing the Positive Energy of At-Risk Youth”
Sept. 22, 2005 Terry Turnipseed, Assistant Professor, College of Law, Syracuse University “Private Property v. Public Interest: The Eminent Domain Debate”
Sept. 15, 2005 David Rubin, Dean, Newhouse School, Syracuse University; Kristi Andersen, Maxwell School, Syracuse UniversityBob Greene, Cazenovia CollegeRogan Kersh, Maxwell School, Syracuse UniversityBob Spitzer, SUNY Cortland “Ivory Tower Hour”: A special edition of WCNY’s discussion show (http://wcny.org)
Sept. 8, 2005 The Media Unit “Angels with Broken Wings”: A No-Holds Barred Look at Gang Violence
April 28, 2005 Bob Thompson, Director, Center for the Study of Popular Television, Syracuse University Newhouse School “Season Finale”
April 21, 2005 Kent Gardner, Ph.D., Director of Economic Analysis, Center for Governmental Research, Inc.http://www.cgr.org Local Government Consolidation 101: Current Theory & Practice
April 14, 2005* Dave Moynihan, CPA, Testone Marshall & Discenza; Joe Mareane, CFO, Onondaga County; Ken Mokryzski, Director of Administration, City of Syracuse(*TMR followed at 9:30 a.m. by an Onondaga Citizens League panel discussion on “Municipal Collaborations: Town and Village Service Agreements.”) City and County Finances: What’s in our Fiscal Future?
April 7, 2005 Chief Sid Hill, Onondaga Nation Healing Central New York & Onondaga Lake: The Onondaga Land Rights Action
March 31, 2005 Grant Reeher, associate professor of political science and senior research associate, Center for Policy Research, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs Is the Revolution Coming? Medicare and the Big Picture in Health Care Politics
March 24, 2005 Ed Szczesniak, Commissioner of Elections, Onondaga County Board of Elections IN MEMBERS LOUNGE Inaction in Albany (Again): Will New Yorkers Be Able to Vote in 2006?
March 17, 2005 Betsy Wiggins and Danya Wellmon, Women Transcending Boundaries Women Transcending Boundaries: Respect and Understanding through Education
March 10, 2005 Marine Staff Sgt. Jimmy Massey (Ret.) A Soldier’s Experiences in Iraq
March 3, 2005 Madonna Harrington Meyer, associate professor of sociology, senior research associate in the Center for Policy Research, and director of the Syracuse University Gerontology Center Social Security Reform: What’s Needed?
Feb. 24, 2005 Edward Bogucz, Executive Director, Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (CoE-ES) Can Syracuse Become the World Leader in Environmental Technology?
Feb. 17, 2005 SUNY Chancellor Robert King The State University of New York: Higher Education To Be Proud Of
Feb. 10, 2005 Panel discussion with experts and actors from Syracuse Stage’s “Visiting Mr. Green” ‘Can You Hear Me Now?’ – Bridging the Communication Gap Between Us and Them
Feb. 3, 2005 Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor A Conversation with Chancellor Nancy Cantor

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Dec. 9, 2004 Dave Valesky, Senator-Elect, NYS Senate, 49th District “The Candidate and the Campaign: Running Against an Incumbent in the NYS Legislature”
Dec. 2, 2004 Rep. Jim Walsh, US House of Representatives and Bill Byrne, Chair, Syracuse Neighborhood Initiative “Revitalizing Syracuse’s Neighborhoods: Successes and Strategies”
Nov. 18, 2004 “New York State Government: The Case for Constitutional Change”NYS Assemblyman Richard L. Brodsky, 92nd Assembly District http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=092 New York State Government: The Case for Constitutional Change
Nov. 11, 2004 Aggie Lane, PartnershipLouise Poindexter, PartnershipVernell Bentley, PartnershipRev. Sam Hudson, PartnershipAlma Lowry, Professor and Co-director of Syracuse University’s Public Interest Law Firm http://onondagacreek.org IN DRUMLINS MEMBERS LOUNGE (park and enter on restaurant side of the building) Partnership for Onondaga Creek: Title VI and Environmental Civil Rights
Nov. 4, 2004 F. William Smullen, Director of the Maxwell School’s National Security Studies program, former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin L. Powell http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/nss/About%20NSS/Director.htm “The Election and Foreign Policy: To Look Backward is to See Forward “
Oct. 28, 2004 Roger Goodman, Director, Drug Policy Project, King County Bar Association, Seattle, Washington http://www.kcba.org/druglaw/index.html Is It Time to End the War on Drugs?
Oct. 21, 2004 Jeremy Creelan, Associate Counsel, Brennan Center at NYU School of Law http://www.brennancenter.org/ New York State’s Legislative Process is Broken: Here’s How to Fix It
Oct. 14, 2004 Rob Simpson, Assistant to the President, Metropolitan Development Association; Steve Carlic, Assistant Managing Editor, The Post-Standard; Nick Fruscello, Co-President & Chief Technology Officer, Quantum City Solutions ’40 Below’: What Can Syracuse Do to Attract and Retain Young Professionals?
Oct. 7, 2004 Nicholas Pirro, Onondaga County Executive http://ongov.net Update from the County Executive
Sept. 30, 2004 Mark Green, author, The Book on Bush, founder and president of the New Democracy Project (http://newdemocracyproject.org), a NYC-based national affairs institute of the political left. “Promoting Progressive Patriotism”
Sept. 23, 2004 Robert Odawi Porter, Professor of Law, Dean’s Research Scholar of Indigenous Nations LawDirector, Center for Indigenous Citizenship, Law & GovernanceSenior Associate Dean for ResearchSyracuse University “The Indian Nations and the Future of Central New York”
Sept. 16, 2004 David Rubin, Dean, Newhouse School, Syracuse UniversityKristi Andersen, Maxwell School, Syracuse UniversityBob Greene, Cazenovia CollegeBob Spitzer, SUNY Cortland “Ivory Tower Hour”: A special hour-long version of WCNY’s (http://wcny.org) weekly discussion show
Sept. 9, 2004 Tom Suozzi, Nassau County Executive and founder of Fix Albany (http://fixalbany.com) “Taking Reform into the Political Arena”
April 29, 2004 Kenneth A. Shaw, Chancellor, Syracuse University “A Conversation with the Chancellor”
April 22, 2004 John Zogby, CEO, Zogby International “Political Landscape 2004”
April 15, 2004 Linda Carty, Chair, African-American Studies, Syracuse UniversityPaula Johnson, Professor of Law, Syracuse University “Brown v. Board of Education: Civil Rights and Education 50 Years Later”
April 8, 2004 James Wiggins, Executive Director, Interreligious Council of Central New York “The Changing Face of Syracuse: How is Religious DiversityAffecting Our Community?”
April 1, 2004 Eliot Spitzer, Attorney General, New York State “From the Office of the Attorney General: New York State Issues”
March 25, 2004 Jim Introne, President, Loretto Management Corporation; Ron Lagoe, Executive Director, Hospital Executive Council; David Sutkowy, Commissioner, Onondaga County Department of Social Services “Medicaid and Medicare: Systems in Need of Reform?”
March 18, 2004 Debbie Sydow, President, Onondaga Community College “The Changing Face of Syracuse: OCC Today and Tomorrow”
March 11, 2004 Charlotte Grimes, Knight Chair in Political Reporting, Newhouse School, Syracuse University “Political Reporting: Beyond Campaign Coverage”
March 4, 2004 Joan Riehm, Deputy Mayor, Louisville Metro Government “Metro Government: The Louisville Experience”
Feb. 26, 2004 Randall Wolken, President, Manufacturers Association of Central New York “The Changing Face of Syracuse: Central New York Manufacturing – Past, Present and Future”
Feb. 19, 2004 Dimon Liu, Human Rights Activist , Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow “International Trade, Human Rights and U.S.- China Relations”
Feb. 12, 2004 Mitchel Wallerstein, Dean, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs “The Threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction: What’s Worth Worrying about Here at Home and Abroad?”
Feb. 5, 2004 Sean Kirst, columnist, The Post-Standard “The Changing Face of Syracuse: Where Do We Stand and Where Are We Headed?”

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Dec. 11, 2003 Robert Moss, Artistic Director, Syracuse Stage “There’s No Place Like Home: A Conversation with Bob Moss”
Dec. 4, 2003 Barrie H. Gewanter, Executive Director, Central New York Chapter, New York Civil Liberties Union “The Patriot Act and Our Eroding Civil Liberties”
Nov. 20, 2003 Patricia Longstaff, Associate Professor, Syracuse University Newhouse School of Public Communications “Who Should Own the Media?”
Nov. 13, 2003 Marilyn Higgins, Vice President, Economic & Community Development, Niagara Mohawk, a National Grid Company “The Changing Face of Syracuse: What are the Possibilities for Central New York’s Economic Future?”
Nov. 6, 2003 Harry Freeman-Jones, Artist and Gay Activist “The Changing Face of Syracuse: Reflections of a Gay Activist”
Oct. 30, 2003 Rebecca Chopp, Ph.D., President, Colgate University “A Vision for Higher Education”
Oct. 23, 2003 Tom Quinn, CEO, Community General Hospital “The Community Hospital You Don’t Know”
Oct. 16, 2003 Rev. Bill Lott, Coordinator, Targeted Community Intervention Program “The Changing Face of Syracuse: Young People in Trouble”
Oct. 9, 2003 Karen DeCrow, former president, National Organization for Women, and current Vice President, Greater Syracuse NOW “The Changing Face of Syracuse: A Woman’s Place”
Oct. 2, 2003 Ann C. Michel, President, Knowledge Systems & Research, Inc., and co-chair, Syracuse 20/20 “The Changing Face of Syracuse: Change is a Challenge!”
Sept. 25, 2003 Mary Ann Shaw, Associate of the Chancellor, Syracuse University, and Chair of the Steering Committee for the CNY Children’s Hospital, and Thomas Welch, M.D., Chair, Department of Pediatrics, SUNY Upstate Medical University. “Central New York’s Children’s Hospital: Because Children Are Not Just Small Adults”
Sept. 18, 2003 Honorable Nicholas J. Pirro, County Executive, Onondaga County “A Conversation with the County Executive”
Sept. 11, 2003 Ambassador Goodwin Cooke, Professor of Practice and Director of Undergraduate Studies, International Relations Program, Syracuse University “9/11 Revisited”
May 22, 2003 “Homeland Security: Mission Impossible?” Thomas J. Maroney, Professor of Law, Syracuse University College of Law, and United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York
May 15, 2003 “Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed And What We Can Do About It”Also: Announcement of the Recipient of the 2003 TMR Community Service Award Judge James P. Gray, Civil Trial Calendar, Superior Court of Orange County, California
May 8, 2003 “Healthcare In Central New York: Threshold or Precipice?” Ben Moore, Executive Director of University Hospital, and Vice President of Hospital Affairs at SUNY Upstate Medical University
May 1, 2003 “Where Race Matters: The Supreme Court And The University Of Michigan Case On Affirmative Action” Paula C. Johnson, Associate Professor, Syracuse University College of Law
April 24, 2003 The ‘Bohemian Quotient’: Why It’s Important and How Syracuse Measures Up Lou Musante, Catalytix, A Richard Florida Creativity Group
April 17, 2003 “War Against Iraq: Legal Issues” William C. Banks, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor, Syracuse University College of Law Professor of Public Administration Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
April 10, 2003 “Late for 19 Years Straight – Why This Year’s State Budget Is Different” Erik Kriss, Albany Bureau Correspondent, The Post-Standard
April 3, 2003 “After the Iraqi War: Is Iran Next?” Mehrzad Boroujerdi, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Political Science, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University
March 27, 2003 Frank Mauro, Executive Director, Fiscal Policy Institute, AlbanyEdmund J. McMahon, Jr., Senior Fellow for Tax and Budget Studies, Manhattan Institute Center for Civic Innovation, Albany “Balancing the State Budget: Is Governor Pataki’s Proposal on Target ”
March 20, 2003 Margaret G. Hermann, Professor of Political Science; and Director, Global Affairs Institute, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University “Hussein v. Bush: Leadership Profiles and Perspectives”
March 13, 2003 Keith D. Watenpaugh, Assistant Professor, Middle Eastern Studies, Dept. of History; and Associate Director, Center for Peace and Global Studies
LeMoyne College, Syracuse
“Beyond Oil and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Iraq and America’s New Empire”
March 6, 2003 David Speltz, President and CEO, Crouse Hospital, Syracuse “Restructuring Crouse Hospital”
Feb. 27, 2003 Linda Rosenberg, Senior Deputy Commissioner, NYS Office of Mental Health “The Public Mental Health System: Whom Does it Serve?”
Feb. 20, 2003 Robert Wedgeworth, President, ProLiteracy Worldwide “The World’s Largest Adult Volunteer Literacy Organization – Headquartered in Syracuse”
Feb. 13, 2003 Todd S. Hutton, President, Utica College “The Griffiss Institute: Developing a World-Class Center of Cybersecurity Research in Upstate New York”
Feb. 6, 2003 Timothy Douglas, Director, Syracuse Stage “The Crucible: Seeing the Play in a Different Way”
Jan. 30, 2003 Kenneth A. Shaw, Chancellor Syracuse University “SU: What’s New, What’s Next”
Jan. 23, 2003 Jacob Alan Roberts, Executive Director, The Institution of a Now Culture – Contemporary Urban Art Culture & Community (ThINC) “The Creative Class: How Does Syracuse Rate?”
Jan. 16, 2003 Charles T. Driscoll, Jr., Distinguished Professor and Chair Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University “Acid Rain and the Adirondacks: Diagnosis and Prognosis”

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Date Speaker Topic
Dec. 12, 2002 Master of Ceremonies: Dick Carbery Bring a Book! to benefit The Christmas Bureau, jointly sponsored by the Salvation Army and United Way of Central NY.Needed: New books for children and teens. Families average 3 children each, so a donation of three books will help a whole family. Monetary donations are also welcome. Holiday Party
Dec. 5, 2002 Robert D. McClure, Senior Associate Dean, Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University “Congressional Elections 2002: A Referendum on War?”
Nov. 21, 2002 Robert F. Baldwin, Jr., Chair, Destiny USA Benefits Maximization Committee “BeMax: How Can We Spur Economic Spin-Off from DestinyUSA?”
Nov. 14, 2002 Frank Lazarski, Executive Director Syracuse 20/20; Laurie Black, Coordinator, Community School; David Cecile, Principal, Shea Middle School, Syracuse “Shea Community School: Partnering with Families and Community to Enhance Learning”
Oct. 31, 2002 F. William Smullen III, Deputy Director, National Security Studies Program, Syracuse University and former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell and of the U.S. Dept. of State. “To Go or Not to Go to War in Iraq”
Oct. 24, 2002 Michael Addario, Rural Metro; Robert Carmona, STRIVE National “Curtailing Violence through Jobs: Strategies That Work”
Oct. 17, 2002 Lee Davis, Executive Director, New York Indoor Environmental Quality Center, Inc. “Creating Healthy Buildings – and Healthy Job Growth – Through Collaboration”
Oct. 10, 2002 Ann C. Cea, M.D., President, Medical Society of the State of New York, and Yank D. Coble, Jr., M.D., President, American Medical Association “Challenges for Patients and Physicians in Today’s Health Care Environment”
Oct. 3, 2002 Dr. Robert Spitzer, Professor, Political Science Department, SUNY Cortland “The NYS Gubernatorial Election and the Role of Third Party Candidates”
Sept. 26, 2002 Frank Mauro, Executive Director, Fiscal Policy Institute, Albany, NY “Secrets of the State Budget Process”
Sept. 19, 2002 Honorable Nicholas J. Pirro, County Executive, County of Onondaga “Fighting to Control Our Destiny”
Sept. 12, 2002 Ambassador Melvyn Levitsky, Professor of International Relations and Public Administration, The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University “U.S. Foreign Policy: Coping With Post – 9/11 Challenges”
May 30, 2002 Matthew J. Driscoll, Mayor, City of Syracuse “SyraStat: Improving Efficiency of Government Services”
May 23, 2002 David Rufus, Youth Services Director, Syracuse Housing Authority “The Alliance Network: Civic Leadership in Action”
May 16, 2002 Ron Deutsch, Executive Director, SENSES “Welfare Reform: What’s Working, What’s Next?”
May 9, 2002 Stephen C. Jones, Ed.D., Superintendent, Syracuse City School District “Shared Responsibility for Students’ Success: Progress Report”
May 2, 2002 Catherine Bertini, Former Executive Director, United Nations World Food Program “WPF: The United Nations Frontline Agency in the Battle Against Global Hunger”
April 25, 2002 Edward R. Beauvais, President & CEO, Northern Airlines “Why It Makes Sense to Base an Airline in Syracuse”
April 18, 2002 John DeFrancisco, N.Y. State Senate “State of the Arts: A Quality of Life Issue”
April 11, 2002 Peter Cappuccilli, Jr., Director, New York State Fair “How the State Fair and Off-Season Events Impact the Local Economy”
April 4, 2002 Lt. Col. Glen R. DeWillie, District Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo Dist., and Chair, Executive Committee, Onondaga Lake Partnership “The Army Corps of Engineers and the Onondaga Lake Partnership”
March 28, 2002 Jeff Stonecash, Prof. of Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University “Reapportionment: Distorting Democracy or Much Ado About Nothing?”
March 21, 2002 Brandon Gordon, Dir., The Midstate School Finance Consortium “An Equitable New School Aid Formula: A Radical Idea for New York State?”
March 14, 2002 Bonnie Pierce, Coordinator, Central New York Labor-Religion Council “The Proposed Living Wage Law: What Would It Mean for Syracuse?”
March 7, 2002 Rick Sergel, Pres. and Chief Exec. Officer, National Grid, USA “Niagara Mohawk, A National Grid Company: Will It Energize the Upstate Economy?”
Feb. 28, 2002 Matthew J. Driscoll, Mayor, City of Syracuse “A Conversation With the Mayor”
Feb. 21, 2002 Michael Fields, Pres. and Chief Exec. Officer, WCNY-TV/CLASSIC-FM, Syracuse, New York “The Role of Public TV in the Community”
Feb. 14, 2002 Imam Ahmed Kobeisy, Islamic Society of Central New York “Central New York’s Islamic Community”
Feb. 7, 2002 Heidi Holtz, Dir. of Communications, Syracuse Stage; Vivian Moore, Dir., Multicultural Resources, OCC, & Co-Chair, Dialogue Circles; Timothy Douglas, Dir. of “A Lesson Before Dying” “If All of CNY Read the Same Book: Building Community Through Shared Experience”
Jan. 31, 2002 Michael Connor, Exec. Editor, The Syracuse Newspapers “What’s New at the Newspaper?”
Jan. 24, 2002 Ken Barker, Ph.D., Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, SUNY Upstate Medical University “The Stem Cell Research Debate”
Jan. 17, 2002 William C. Banks, Professor of Law, Syracuse University College of Law “National Security, Counter-Terrorism, and Civil Liberties”
Jan. 10, 2002 Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator, New York “A Conversation With Senator Schumer”

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Date Speaker Topic
Dec. 13, 2001 Political Satire – Holiday Party (Masters of Ceremonies: Dick Carberry, Marilyn Pinsky, and Mary Anne Winfield) “ ‘Tis the Season”
Dec. 6, 2001 Ann C. Michel, Pres., Knowledge Systems & Research, Inc., Co-Chair of Syracuse 20/20 “Voter Feedback – Advice for the Newly Elected Mayor of Syracuse”
Nov. 29, 2001 Panel: Arthur C. Brooks, Assoc. Prof. of Public Admin., Center for Policy Research, Syracuse UniversityMarci Henderson, Exec. Dir., American Red CrossLynn Shepard Scott, Onondaga Co. Executive’s OfficeMark Wagner, Pres., United Way of CNY “Struggling to Make Ends Meet: The 9-11 Crisis and Effects of Local Human Service Agency Support”
Nov. 15, 2001 Robert J. Thompson, Director, Center for the Study of Popular Television, Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University “Media Response to the Crisis”
Nov. 8, 2001 Joan A. Deppa, Prof., Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University; David Thomson, M.D., Assoc. Prof., SUNY Upstate Medical University “Facing Up to Bioterrorism”
Nov. 1, 2001 Robert D. McClure, Senior Assoc. Dean, Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University “Intelligent Patriotism”
Oct. 25, 2001 Goodwin Cooke, Prof. of International Relations, Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University “The U.S. and the Muslim Middle East: Sources of Antagonism”
Oct. 18, 2001 Arthur O. Eve, Deputy Speaker, New York State Assembly, Buffalo, New York “Stop the Violence: The Role of Community Leadership in Reducing Youth Violence”
Oct. 11, 2001 Curtis Johnson, President, The Citistates Group, St. Paul, Minneapolis “Civic Leadership: Collaborating with Strangers”
Oct. 4, 2001 Michael Roizen, M.D., Dean, College of Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University “Why Our Community Needs a Children’s Health Center”
Sept. 27, 2001 Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Council of Economic Advisors, Wash., D.C. “The Labor Market Effects of Family-Friendly Policies”
Sept. 20, 2001 Robert Doucette, President, Armory Development & Management, Inc. “Something About Cities”
Sept. 13, 2001 Nicholas Pirro, Onondaga County Executive “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”
June 14, 2001 Bernard Mahoney, Jennifer Daniels, Minchin Lewis Mayoral Candidate Panel
June 7, 2001 Katherine O’Connell, Matthew Driscoll, and Joseph O’Hara Mayoral Candidate Panel
May 31, 2001 Michael Addario, Chair, Onondaga Co. EMS Advisory Board & Division General Manager, Rural/Metro Medical Services of CNY “Health Care Costs: Impact on Emergency Medical Services”
May 24, 2001 Ward Stone, NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation ­ Wildlife Pathology Unit “West Nile Virus: Can We Prevent an Outbreak in 2001?”
May 17, 2001 Robert W. Weisenthal, M.D., President, Onondaga County Medical Society “Health Care Crisis: The Physicians’ Perspective”
May 10, 2001 Ambassador Melvyn Levitsky, Professor of International Relations & Public Administration, The Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University “The Bush Administration and U.S. Foreign Policy”
May 3, 2001 Mary L. Cotter, President, Time Warner Cable, Syracuse Division “Wired for the Future: Delivering Broadband for Central New York”
April 26, 2001 Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Chair, Professor of Economics, Syracuse University “President Bush’s Tax Plan”
April 19, 2001 Arnold Goldstein, Prof. Emeritus, Special Education Dir., Ctr. for Research of Aggression, School of Ed., Syracuse University “Aggression and School Violence”
April 12, 2001 William A. Johnson, Jr., Mayor, City of Rochester “Civic Leadership and Community Change”
April 5, 2001 Samuel Gorovitz, Prof. of Philosophy & Public Administration, Syracuse University “Human Cloning and the Ethics of Genetic Engineering”
March 29, 2001 William F. Allyn, CEO, Welch Allyn Ventures, LLC “Doing Business in Central New York”
March 22, 2001 Ben Moore III, Exec. Director, SUNY Upstate Medical University “Financial Prognosis: The Hospital in Today’s Health Care Environment”
March 15, 2001 Daniel Hege, Music Director, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra “Syracuse Symphony Orchestra: Its Role in Our Community”
March 8, 2001 Michael Corso, Chief of Residential Advocacy, NYS Public Service Commission, Dept. of Public Service “New York State Power ­ Is an Energy Shortage Possible Here?”
March 1, 2001 Keith Alford, Project Director,Jack Lawyer, Advisory Committee; Rosamond Gifford Community Exchange Forum,with Kathryn Goldfarb, Cecilia Resti, and Ned Duell “Educational Enhancement through School/Community Collaboration”
February 22, 2001 Mary Lerner, Exec. Director, Hospice of CNYJoel Potash, Medical Director, Hospice of CNYJames Clark, Producing Director, Syracuse Stage “When Art Imitates Life and Gets it Right”
February 15, 2001 Seymour Sacks, Prof. Emeritus, Dept. of Economics, Syracuse UniversityArthur Paris, Assoc. Prof., Sociology, Dept. of Sociology, Syracuse UniversityTheardis Martino, Coord., The Family Self-Sufficiency Program, Syracuse Housing Authority “Syracuse and Its Black Community”
February 8, 2001 John Robert Greene, Ph.D., Professor, History & Humanities, Cazenovia College “What the Heck Happened? The Two Presidential Elections of 2000”
February 1, 2001 Paula Freedman, Director of Planning, Onondaga Co. Dept. of Long Term CareSandy Martin, Executive Director, Home Aides of CNYEileen Bailitz, CEO, St. Camillus Health & Rehabilitation Ctr. “The Staff Shortage Crisis in Long Term Care”
January 25, 2001 Anne Baker, Director, Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park “What’s New at the Zoo ­ 2001 and Beyond”
January 18, 2001 William Sanford, Chairman, Onondaga Co. LegislatureSam Laguzza, Legislator, 16th District, Onondaga Co. LegislatureJoanne Mahoney, Councilor-At-Large, Syracuse Common Council “Carousel Center Expansion: A Good Deal for the Community”
January 11, 2001 Edward Green, Green & Seifter CPA’s, PCKaren Kitney, Director, Syracuse Onondaga Co. Planning AgencySarah Merrick, VicePresident, United Way of CNY “2001: A Syracuse Odyssey ­ What We See for the Next Year and Beyond”

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Date Speaker Topic
December 14, 2000 Katherine O’Connell, Councilor, City of SyracuseHon. Bernard Kraft, Legislator, Onondaga Co.Sen. John DeFrancisco, State of New York “Carousel Center Mall Expansion: What Are The Questions on the Tax Deal?”
December 7, 2000 Dr. Mark John Tierno, President, Cazenovia College “The Phenomenology of Rapid Technological Change”
November 30, 2000 Thomas Dennison, Health Services Mgmt. & Policy Program, Maxwell School, Syracuse University “The Drivers of Change in U.S. Health Care”
November 16, 2000 Hon. James C. Tormey, Administrative Judge, 5th Judicial Dist. Of the State of NY; Hon. Brian F. DeJoseph, Supervising City Court Judge, City of Syracuse “The Creation of a Drug Treatment Court and Community Court in Onondaga County”
November 9, 2000 Charles J. Beirne, S.J., President, LeMoyne College “LeMoyne College as a Catholic and Jesuit College: Its Role in Central New York”
November 2, 2000 Goodwin Cooke, Prof. of International Relations, Syracuse University “The Presidential Election and the Issue of Humanitarian Intervention”
October 26, 2000 Jeffrey M. Stonecash, Prof. of Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University “The 2000 Elections and the Enduring Debate About the Role of Government”
October 19, 2000 Minister Don Muhammad, Dorchester, MA; Mickey Roache, former Police Commissioner, Boston; Franklin Tucker, former Dir. Of the Barron Ctr., Boston Public Schools “Reduce the Violence in Syracuse”
October 12, 2000 David Aitken, Executive Director, Syracuse Lakefront Development Corporation “The Syracuse Lakefront: Moving Forward One Step At A Time”
October 5, 2000 Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., President, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry “What’s New at ESF”
September 28, 2000 Mr. Eliot Spitzer, NYS Attorney General “State Issues in New York State: From the Office of the Attorney General”
September 21, 2000 Dr. Debbie Sydow, PresidentOnondaga Community College “The Philosophy and Practice of Servant Leadership”
September 14, 2000 Nicholas PirroOnondaga County Executive “WHASSUP?” plus question and answer session
June 8, 2000 Mayor Roy Bernardi, City of Syracuse “Syracuse’s Financial Future”
June 1, 2000 Michael Tomlan, Director Historic Perservation Planning Cornell University “Historic Preservation: Housing and Neighborhoods”
May 25, 2000 Gregory Eastwood, M.D., PresidentDr. Kenneth Barker, Ph.D., Provost & V.P. for Academic Affairs, SUNY Upstate Medical University “Upstate Medical University and the Institute for Human Performance”
May 18, 2000 Professor Deborah Freund, Vice Chancellor and Provost, Syracuse University “What’s Up at SU”
May 11, 2000 Bruce Kenan, Partner, Pyramid Companies “Carousel Center Expansion”
May 4, 2000 Professor Kristi Andersen Chair, Dept. of Political Science Syracuse University “Gender Gap in Voting”
April 27, 2000 Eric Mower, CEOEric Mower & Associates “An Overview of the Syracuse Neighborhood Initiative”
April 20, 2000 Rafael Cestero, Director Enterprise Foundation “What Works in Community Development: the Enterprise Story”
April 13, 2000 Samuel Sage, President, Atlantic States Legal FoundationLouches Powell, Jr., Onondaga Creek Partnership “Onondaga Lake Clean-Up Project: A Different View”
April 6, 2000 Judge Langston McKinney, Syracuse City Court Judge “Drug Courts and the Changing Criminal Justice System”
March 30, 2000 Minch Lewis, City of Syracuse “Fiscal Condition of the City and Prospects for Financial Viability”
March 23, 2000 H. Carl McCall, Comptroller of the State of New York “Current Perspectives on Issues Facing New York State”
March 16, 2000 Robert McClure, Sr. Associate Dean, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs “The Process of the Shrinking Presidency: Minimizing Leadership”
March 9, 2000 Jan Quitzau, Executive Director, Syracuse Convention and Visitors Bureau “Economic Impact of Tourism in Central New York”
March 2, 2000 Robert Hanson, Executive Director, InterReligious Council of Central New York “Syracuse USA: An Interreligious City”
February 24, 2000 Robert Bellafiore, Exective Director, Charter Schools Institute, SUNYMargaret Brooks, Lead Applicant, Syracuse Charter SchoolRoss Whaley, Chairman of the Board, Central New York Charter School for Science and Math “Charter Schools: Policy and Proposals”
February 17, 2000 Wendy Puriefoy, President, Public Education Network “Local Education Funds: Strategies to Improve Public School Performance”
February 10, 2000 Richard Elander, Acting Commissioner, Onondaga County Dept. of Drainage & SanitationSusan Miller, Asst. Director Lake Improvement Project Office, Onondaga Dept. of Drainage and Sanitation “Onondaga Lake Improvement Project Update and Midland Avenue Combined Sewer Overflow Project”
February 3, 2000 Stephen S. Webb, Professor of History, Syracuse University “Iroquois Land Claims: Past and Present”
January 27, 2000 Dr. Stephen C. Jones, Superintendent, Syracuse City School District “How Leaders Help Schools Build Success”
January 20, 2000 Rep. James T. Walsh, Member of Congress, 25th District, New York “The Path to Peace: The U.S. and the Peace Process in Northern Ireland”
January 13, 2000 Kathryn H. Ruscitto, Sr. Vice President for Policy and Program Development, Loretto “So What Does 110 Look Like? – Eldercare Issues in the 21st Century”

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Date Speaker Topic
December 9, 1999 Vincent J. Cama, Senior Vice President, Knowledge Systems & Research, Inc. “Transition from the 20th to the 21st Century: Major Business Trends”
December 2, 1999 David J. Miller, Executive Director, National Audubon Society of New York “Smart Growth: Showing How the Economy and the Environment Come Together”
November 18, 1999 John Robert Greene, Professor of History and Communication, Cazenovia College “Warm-up 2000: A Look at the Upcoming (In Progress?) Presidential Election”
November 11, 1999 Marshall Blake, President, SEIU 1199 Upstate and President, Greater Syracuse Labor Council “Resurgence of the American Labor Movement: True or False?”
November 4, 1999 Stephen M. Smits, Director Central New York Developmental Services Office “From Institution to Community: A Look at Life Since Closing of the Syracuse Developmental Center”
October 28, 1999 Joan Durant, Executive Director, YWCALinda Hall, Executive Director, Human Rights CommissionDr. Jerome F. Melvin, Superintendent North Syracuse Central School District “Week Without Violence: Turning It Into a Yearlong Plan”
October 21, 1999 Dr. Carolyn Lewis, Executive Director, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Washington, DC “How Good Is the Quality of Care in Our Hospitals?”
October 14, 1999 Dr. Silvio Torres-Saillant, Director, Latino-Latin American Studies Program, Syracuse University “Latinos and the Narrative of the American Experience”
October 7, 1999 Andres Duany, Principal, Duany, Plater, Zyberk & Co., Miami, FL “New Urbanism and the Onondaga County Settlement Plan”
September 30, 1999 Rev. Dr. James Shopshire, Sr., Professor of Urban Ministry, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC “Using Faith-Based Initiatives for Community Betterment”
September 23, 1999 Karen Dewitt, Government and Political Reporter, NY Public Radio “NYS Government: Possibilities for Reform?”
September 16, 1999 Nicholas Pirro, County Executive “Destination New Millennium – A Check List for Arrival”
September 9, 1999 John Falge, Chief, Syracuse Police Department “My Visions for the Future of the Syracuse Police Department”

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