Thursday Morning Roundtable

Thursday Morning Roundtable is sponsored by Syracuse University’s Office of Community Engagement. TMR brings together a mix of citizens representing business, non- profit, educational, and government organizations to examine community issues. Since its inception in 1965, more than 1,600 programs have been delivered to TMR audiences.

Upcoming Schedule

Meetings begin at 8:00 a.m. at  the Warehouse at 350 W. Fayette Street.

February 2019 Schedule
February 7Syracuse Police Department: New ChiefChief Kenton Buckner, Chief of Police for the City of Syracuse, will speak about his plans for the department. This is a collaboration with FOCUS Greater Syracuse.
February 14Gridlock in U.S. Federal GovernmentDr. Shana Gadarian, Associate Professor of Political Science at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, will speak about the most recent federal government shutdown and the gridlock in Washington.
February 21InkululekoZuko Gqadavama, Resource Development Coordinator for Inkululeko, a nonprofit education program in Makhanda, South Africa, will speak about his experience as a member of the “born-free” or after the apartheid ended generation.
February 28Electoral Reforms in New York Dustin Czarny, Commissioner of Elections (D), will present on the recently passed electoral reforms in New York State.

TMR can be heard on WCNY-FM, 91.3, on Sundays at 8 p.m. and at


Much of the value of TMR stems from the mix of participants and viewpoints. One of TMR’s objectives is to assemble a cross-section of citizens from business, government, and various types of nonprofit organizations. Regular attendance is expected and is considered critical to achieving the program’s objectives. It is important to not limit attendance to particular topics or speakers, as the greatest benefit often comes from presentations on topics that may not be familiar or of perceived personal interest.

TMR welcomes individuals who:

  • Bring diversity of viewpoint to the Roundtable
  • Exhibit interest in a broad range of social and public issues
  • Have a reputation as a “doer” and will use information gained through TMR in the community
  • Is a contributor to community endeavors
  • Make a commitment to regular attendance

If you are interested in becoming a member, please:

  • Submit the application below.
  • In the application, you will be asked to upload an up-to-date resume.
  • In the application, you will be asked to upload letter of reference.

Applications are reviewed quarterly.

Apply to TMR

Syracuse University Office of Community Engagement
350 W. Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone:  315-443-5593
Fax: 315-443-6153