Events

CU Denver School of Public Affairs strives to be an educational resource by offering a number of timely and relevant events each year. Community members, students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to learn more about current topics and participate in ongoing discussions involving the fields of public administration, local governance, environmental sustainability, education and criminal justice. Consider joining us as we host subject experts and take a deeper look into the issues and opportunities facing local, state and national leaders. If you have questions about any of our events, please contact us at spa.events@ucdenver.edu.

Update about our events due to the coronavirus

In response to an official announcement from CU Denver regarding changes to the campus events policy, the School of Public Affairs will be holding all of our events virtually, unless otherwise indicated, until we are permitted to resume our in-person programming. This affects events such as our First Friday Breakfast and Criminal Justice Series, as well as our co-hosted events. Those not already on our events mailing list can subscribe to receive updates and invitations to our events.

First Friday Breakfast: The 2019 Legislative Session Under the Golden Dome: What Can We Expect?

| 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Room Number : Terrace Room (2nd Floor)
Lawrence Street Center
1380 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO
Contact :
Kathryn Werner
Email :
kathryn.werner@ucdenver.edu
Phone :
303-315-0016

Every legislative session is unique, and some are surprising.  This year is no exception!

With democratic control of all three institutions, a new governor and many new legislators, this year’s dynamics may be different. Major topics to be addressed during the 2019 session include kindergarten and preschool, lowering health care costs, addressing 
structural budget issues, fracking and environmental protection, and others.

We are almost halfway through the 2019 Colorado legislative session, with the session closing in early May. In light of considerable nationwide uncertainty caused by government shutdowns and changing priorities, our expert panelists will discuss what progress has been made, how the session has been shaping up, and what exciting opportunities and challenges lie ahead.

Please join us for this engaging and valuable discussion. 

Panelists:

  • Chris Hansen, Colorado State Representative and Joint Budget Committee Member (Democrat)
  • David Oppenheim, Legislative Director, Polis Administration
  • Bob Rankin, Colorado State Senator and Joint Budget Committee Member (Republican)

Moderator:

  • Tanya Mares Kelly-Bowry, Vice President of Government Relations, University of Colorado

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First Friday Breakfast: The 2019 Legislative Session Under the Golden Dome: What Can We Expect?

| 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Cost/fee: Free
Room Number: Terrace Room (2nd Floor)
Lawrence Street Center
1380 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO
Contact:
Kathryn Werner
Email:
kathryn.werner@ucdenver.edu
Phone :
303-315-0016

Every legislative session is unique, and some are surprising.  This year is no exception!

With democratic control of all three institutions, a new governor and many new legislators, this year’s dynamics may be different. Major topics to be addressed during the 2019 session include kindergarten and preschool, lowering health care costs, addressing 
structural budget issues, fracking and environmental protection, and others.

We are almost halfway through the 2019 Colorado legislative session, with the session closing in early May. In light of considerable nationwide uncertainty caused by government shutdowns and changing priorities, our expert panelists will discuss what progress has been made, how the session has been shaping up, and what exciting opportunities and challenges lie ahead.

Please join us for this engaging and valuable discussion. 

Panelists:

  • Chris Hansen, Colorado State Representative and Joint Budget Committee Member (Democrat)
  • David Oppenheim, Legislative Director, Polis Administration
  • Bob Rankin, Colorado State Senator and Joint Budget Committee Member (Republican)

Moderator:

  • Tanya Mares Kelly-Bowry, Vice President of Government Relations, University of Colorado
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