The All-Volunteer Force — Is it Working?



What if we had a war and no one showed up on our side? War requires a lot of human resources and recruiting enough volunteers to maintain a professional military at required levels can be difficult. Are military recruiting methods fair, efficient, and sustainable? Personnel costs, enlistment standards, repeated tours of duty and other policies have been modified in the short-term but what are the long-term effects on a democratic society of an all-volunteer force?

Join Dean Trevor Brown, Major General Dennis Laich, and Prof. John Mueller as we discuss how these policies affect our military force now and in the future and what the alternatives could be.


Tuesday, September 27
5:30p.m. - 7p.m. (program begins at 5:45 pm)
John Glenn College of Public Affairs
1810 College Rd
Room 130 (LEC)
Columbus, Ohio 43210

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Effective Paths to Reducing Food Insecurity in the United States



Food insecurity has become one of the leading nutrition-related health challenges in the United States. The lack of reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable, nutritious food is affecting the health, education and economic well-being of more than 40 million Americans.

Join Dr. Craig Gundersen from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign’s Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics and Dr. Neal Hooker, professor of Food Policy at the Glenn College, as we discuss ways to reduce food insecurity.


Thursday, October 6
4:15p.m. - 5:30p.m. (program begins at 4:30p.m.)
John Glenn College of Public Affairs
1810 College Rd
Third floor library lounge
Columbus, Ohio 43210

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