The Muriel Pfaelzer Bodek Fund for Library Public Events

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Apple pie, series of 5 pictures from whole pie to a single piece
Image used for the 3-lecture series, American Pie: The Politics of Food in the 21st Century

Established in 2001 by Gordon S. Bodek, College 1942 in honor of his wife, this fund generously supports a lecture series on current public affairs.

Past lectures include:

The Next Government of the United States: Why Our Institutions Fail Us and How to Fix Them (2008)
Donald F. Kettl, Robert A. Fox Leadership Professor of the Department of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
PDF (Donald F. Kettl)

un-Spun: finding facts in a world of {disinformation} (2007)
Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication and Walter and Leonore Annenberg Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania
PDF (Kathleen Hall Jamieson)

An Agenda for Ethics in a Morally Divided America
Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law Anita Allen-Castellitto, University of Pennsylvania

Gun Barrel Democracy? Democratic Constitutionalism Following Military Occupation: Reflections on the US Experience in Japan, Germany, Afghanistan, and Iraq
Stanley N. Katz, Professor of Public and International Affairs & Director, Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies, Princeton University

Enemy Aliens and American Freedoms: Liberty and Security After September 11
David Cole, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

Let's Roll: America's Middle East Policy After 9.11
Robert Vitalis, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Middle East Center, University of Pennsylvania

What's Wrong With Cloning Your Cat?
Arthur Caplan, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Chairman of the Department for Medical Ethics, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania