Public Policy Programs and Events

Jacksonville University is a leading venue in Florida for public policy education, discussion, and debate. This includes conferences, forums, lectures, summits, debates, and a classroom speaker series for MPP students. Since 2013, the Institute has hosted over 55 public policy programs on the Jacksonville University campus, including 11 televised debates and forums.

Political candidates on stage during a televised debate at Jacksonville University.

Debates

In partnership with WJXT Channel 4, the Institute has hosted live televised debates in local, state, and federal elections.

Debates

George A. Lopez speaks at the 2018 Hesburgh Lecture.

Hesburgh Lectures

In partnership with the Notre Dame Club of Greater Jacksonville, the Institute hosts an annual lecture on relevant policy topics.

Hesburgh Lectures

 
Keynote Mo Elleithee speaks at the February 2018 JU PPI Board Meeting.

Guest Speakers & Lectures

The Institute is pleased to bring in several policy experts each year to speak on a wide variety of public policy issues.

Guest Speakers & Lectures

A televised forum with a town-hall-style crowd gathered on stage.

Forums & Conferences

The Institute promotes public education and open discussion of policy issues by hosting events on topics like education, justice, and gun safety.

Forums & Conferences