• Register for the President’s Panel on Politics and Policy with Greg Lindsay on Feb. 22

    The UMB President’s Panel on Politics and Policy on Feb. 22 will feature globalization, urbanization, and innovation expert Greg Lindsay, who will discuss the future of cities and urban communities.

  • A Conversation with NPR’s Nina Totenberg

    National Public Radio’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent discussed the Supreme Court, her longtime friendship with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and other issues at the President's Panel on Politics and Policy on Feb. 14, 2023.

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  • A Conversation with Mara Liasson and Jonah Goldberg

    President’s Panel on Politics and Policy

    NPR political correspondent and conservative columnist discuss the 2022 midterm election results with UMB President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS.

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The President's Panel on Politics and Policy is a speaker series that began in January 2017 and is designed to examine issues important to the UMB community.

With so much at stake in terms of health and higher education policy, federal budget priorities, and issues of civil rights and social justice, UMB encourages the University community to take part in these timely conversations.

Past Speakers

Feb. 14, 2023 - A Conversation with NPR’s Nina Totenberg

Renée McDonald Hutchins, JD, dean of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, moderated a discussion with Nina Totenberg, National Public Radio’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent, after an introduction by UMB President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS.

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Nov. 17, 2022 - Post-Election Analysis

Mara Liasson, National Public Radio political correspondent, and Jonah Goldberg, conservative syndicated columnist, political analyst, and commentator

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April 7, 2022 - Misinformation

Chris Wallace, veteran journalist

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April 29, 2021 - Social Justice and Structural Racism in Baltimore

Kurt L. Schmoke, JD, University of Baltimore president and former Baltimore mayor

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Feb. 17, 2021 - How to Be an Anti-Racist

Ibram X. Kendi, PhD, MA, historian, professor, and best-selling author

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Nov. 5, 2020 - Post-Election Analysis

Michael Steele, JD, MSNBC political analyst and former Maryland lieutenant governor

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Feb. 25, 2020 - Politics, Parties, and Public Service

Michael Steele, JD, MSNBC political analyst and former Maryland lieutenant governor

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March 5, 2019 - Covering the Trump Presidency

Maggie Haberman, The New York Times White House correspondent and CNN political analyst

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Nov. 27, 2018 - National Politics and Community Organizing

Barbara Mikulski, MSW ’65, Johns Hopkins University professor of public policy, former U.S. senator from Maryland

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May 1, 2018 - The Intersection of Federal Policy and State Priorities 

Former Maryland governors Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and Parris N. Glendening
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Oct. 31, 2017 - Creating Change

Derreck Kayongo, Business Visionary, Global Soap Project Founder, and CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights
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May 2, 2017 – Federal Budget Outlook

Matt Hourihan, American Association for the Advancement of Science
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March 21, 2017 – Higher Education

Goldie Blumenstyk, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Feb. 28, 2017 – Social Justice

Frank Bruni, The New York Times
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Jan. 31, 2017 – Health Care

Karen Fisher, JD, Chief Public Policy Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges
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