Meg & Sam Flax Lecture Series on Public Policy

The Meg & Sam Flax Lecture Series invites top scholars, policymakers, and practitioners to speak to a wide audience of Georgia Tech students and faculty on issues of urgent importance in public policy. Our goal is not just a better understanding of current issues, but to get diverse perspectives on the proper role(s) for government in solving crucial problems. Because they practice at the cutting-edge of their fields, or on the front-lines of government policy, the Flax Lecturers speak not from philosophy or theory, but from facts, data, and experience. Topics range from science & technology policy to energy and the environment, from pandemic threats to sustainable development,  from artificial intelligence and cyber-security to monetary policy, and even outer space. All Flax lectures are free of charge. Members of the broader Georgia Tech and Atlanta community are welcome to attend.  Started in the Fall of 2019, the series is still ongoing.

 

List of Events: 

Michelle Nunn"How to Save the World: Understanding Non-Profits and How Tech Students Can Help"


Speaker: Michelle Nunn

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 12:00pm

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Millett-Crowley Flyer"Community-Based Design Practices for Health Equity"

Speaker: Prof. Christina Harrington
Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 11:00am

 

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Millett-Crowley Flyer
"Public Health and Racial Inequality: The links between Covid-19 and the Summer BLM Protests"
Speakers: Greg Millett and Jeff Crowley
Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 11:00am

 

 

 

 

Noveck Flyer

A Masterclass on Solving Public Problems and Policy Engineering
1:00pm-2:00pm 
 
Technology and the Future of Work: How AI and Big Data are Changing the Job Market
3:00pm-4:30pm
Speaker: Beth Simone Noveck
Friday, March 6, 2020
 

 

 

 

 

Barke Event Flyer"How Can Scientists & Engineers Influence Public Policy?: Lessons Learned from the Field"

 
Speaker: Prof. Richard Barke
Friday, February 21, 2020 at 4:30pm
 

 

 

 

Muller Flyer

"Iran-US Cyberattack: What is the Risk?"
 
Speakers: Prof. Milton Muller, Prof. Hans. Klein, and Prof. Mark Zachary Taylor
Monday, January 27, 2020
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sainton Flyer

"The Art of the Ebola Response: Lessons Learned from the Field"
 
Speaker: John Saindon
Thursday, October 10, 2019