January 2014 (Public Forum)
"Mississippi's Castle Doctrine and Open Carry Gun Laws–Public Policy, Public Opinion, and Public Accountability," Is there a need for continuous discussion?
Research and Public Forum hosted by the Institute of Government, Jackson State University at the Student Center Theater on 2nd floor, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Conducted by Institute Associates, Attorney Terry Wallace and Attorney James Mozingo
November 22, 2013 (Presentation)
"Opportunities for Collaboration and Utilization of Human Capital and Resources between the Institute of Government and the College of Public Service at Jackson State University."
Presented by the Institute of Government administrative staff, Dr. Otha Burton and Ms. Christine Nielsen at the November College of Public Service meeting in the the Dean's lecture classroom at the Jackson Medical Mall involving the School of Policy and Planning, School of Social Work, and the School of Health Sciences. Attendance was approximately 50.
September 30, 2013 "Data Driven Modeling for Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation," A developing model for decision-making by Dr. Johnny Gilleylen, Institute Associate. Target Audience: Graduate Students and Faculty
Location: Jackson Medical Mall, College of Public Service, 350 W. Woodrow Wilson, Room 147, Time: 10:00 a.m. to noon – Attendance approximately 25.
September 26, 2013 "New Mayor's Perspective of the First 100 Days" Summit Discussion of Newly elected African American Mayors from Municipalities in Central Mississippi Sponsors: MS Legislative Black Caucus (Senator Kenny Jones) Jackson State University, Institute of Government (Dr. James Renick, Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dr. Otha Burton, Jr., Executive Director, Institute of Government) Session A: "New Mayor's Perspective of the First 100 Days" Facilitator: Dr. D'Andra Orey, Professor, Institute Associate Session B: "Passing the Torch of Leadership-Being Prepared to Take It" Facilitator: Dr. Shonda Lawrence, Associate Professor, Institute Associate
Open to General Public and JSU campuses
Location: Dollye Robinson College of Liberal Arts, Lecture Room 166/266, 9:30 a.m., Attendance approximately 320.
"Meet and Greet Mayors" immediately following summit discussions at the JSU Student Center, Ballroom A, at 12 noon.
August 23, 2013 University Campus Think Tank
August 7, 2013 Executive Advisory Board of Directors