JU Public Policy Institute: 2015 Milestones

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The Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute finished an extraordinary year of progress in 2015, with substantive political debates, a much-cited inaugural GOP primary poll, important lectures, the conferring of the first MPP degrees in the history of Florida, and more.




Dr. Janet Breslin-Smith

Policy Matters Lecture Series – The former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, James Smith, and his wife, Dr. Janet Breslin-Smith, who taught at the U.S. National War College, gave insightful, nuanced and thoughtful presentations in the first-ever Policy Matters Lecture Series presentation. Sponsored by St. Vincent’s HealthCare, the lecture was covered by WJXT and the Florida Times-Union, attended by more than 200 people and received extraordinary praise from many attending.


Image from WJCT. Director Rick Mullaney with Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams

Policy Matters Radio Show – In partnership with WJCT 89.9 FM, JU PPI Director Rick Mullaney hosts an hour-long live radio show called Policy Matters. In 2015, guests included internationally regarded water policy expert James Workman, City Council President Greg Anderson, and Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams.


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