Lou Frey Institute Symposia

Contemporary issues facing the nation.

This archive contains presentations of more than 100 nationally and internationally recognized scholars, public leaders and policy experts.

2016 Road to the White House

2016 Road to the White House

Fall 2015

New technologies and new campaign finance rules are changing the ways in which American political parties compete to win elections. This symposium will bring sc

The Federal Budget: Making Tough Choices

The Federal Budget: Making Tough Choices

Fall 2014

The Federal budget deficit is just under 500 billion dollars. Resolving that deficit will require difficult decisions about what we, as a nation, wish to do abo

From the Chambers to the Cloud: Connecting Citizens and Local Governments

From the Chambers to the Cloud: Connecting Citizens and Local Governments

Spring 2014

New technologies are providing new ways for citizens to engage with their governments and with each other to work on community issues. This symposium brings tec

Simulation: Evolutionary Past, Boundless Future

Simulation: Evolutionary Past, Boundless Future

Fall 2013

Senator Bill Nelson and Congressman John Mica will be the opening keynotes when approximately 500 students from across the state of Florida visit UCF's campus t

Water and Florida's Future

Water and Florida's Future

Spring 2013

Speakers from government, industry and the environmental community gathered during the Frey Institute's Spring symposium to discuss a welter of questions about

The U.S. Constitution: Confronting the 21st Century

The U.S. Constitution: Confronting the 21st Century

Fall 2012

First among the priorities of the Frey Institute is communicating the founding ideals of the country and how those impose obligations of informed engagement amo

The Federal Budget: An Unsolvable Crisis?

The Federal Budget: An Unsolvable Crisis?

Spring 2012

Shifting in format, the spring 2012 symposium adopted a workshop series of presentations designed to provide our audience, primarily high school students, with

Campaign 2012: New Rules of the Road?

Campaign 2012: New Rules of the Road?

Fall 2011

As the symposia have developed, the Frey Institute has sought to tailor its message to its primary audience: high school and college students. Today's "digital

The U.S. and China: What Does the Future Hold?

The U.S. and China: What Does the Future Hold?

Spring 2011

From human rights to monetary policy and national security, the United States' relationship with China is often troubled and challenging for the president and C

Florida's Future: The Space Program and Beyond

Florida's Future: The Space Program and Beyond

Fall 2010

Florida and the Space Program have been intertwined for decades. The Fall 2010 symposium considered NASA's uncertain future and its impact on Florida's economy.

Congress and Bipartisanship: Can't We All Just Get Along?

Congress and Bipartisanship: Can't We All Just Get Along?

Spring 2010

Many Americans criticize Congress for its members' unwillingness to comprise and not act in a bipartisan fashion. The Frey Institute's spring 2010 focuses on th

New Generation. New Economy. New Opportunities

New Generation. New Economy. New Opportunities

Fall 2009

The Frey Institute continued its tradition of discussing topical questions and issues relevant to a multigenerational audience in the fall of 2009. As students

The First 100 Days

The First 100 Days

Spring 2009

The spring 2009 Frey Institute symposium combined serious and comedic analyses of how the Obama administration has handled economic policies, national security

Considering the Middle East

Considering the Middle East

Fall 2008

The region of the Middle East has been critical to U.S. and world politics in the past few decades. The Frey Institute in its fall 2008 symposium considered suc

The Road to the White House: Tough Choices

The Road to the White House: Tough Choices

Spring 2008

The spring 2008 symposium continued the theme set in the fall event: presidential elections. Presenters included policy commentators, political activists from m

Presidential Elections: The Road to the White House

Presidential Elections: The Road to the White House

Fall 2007

In the fall of 2007, the Frey Institute symposium addressed the coming presidential election in 2008. Commentators included Thomas Mann of The Brookings Institu

Environmental Policy: Issues, Concerns, and Solutions

Environmental Policy: Issues, Concerns, and Solutions

Spring 2007

The Frey Institute addressed environmental policy in the spring 2007 symposium, as global warming and water quality concerns make headlines across the country.

U.S. Immigration Policy: Open Borders or Closed Doors?

U.S. Immigration Policy: Open Borders or Closed Doors?

Fall 2006

In the fall 2006 symposium, the Frey Institute once again addressed a controversial and emotional issue: immigration policy for the nation. Speakers at the even

A Day with the Florida Governors

A Day with the Florida Governors

Spring 2006

The Frey Institute once again made history when it hosted all of the former Florida governors at one event. Governors Claude Kirk, Reubin Askew, Bob Graham, Bob

Church and State: Blurring the Line?

Church and State: Blurring the Line?

Fall 2005

In the fall of 2005, the Frey Institute continued its tradition of addressing topical issues in a balanced manner. The fall symposium, now in a single-day forma

Money and Politics: Are Elections for Sale?

Money and Politics: Are Elections for Sale?

Spring 2005

The spring 2005 symposium explores in-depth the relationship between money and elections in the constitutional republic of the United States. Speakers included

The Space Program: Past and Future, Public or Private?

The Space Program: Past and Future, Public or Private?

Fall 2004

This year, 2004, marks the 35th anniversary of man's triumphant landing on the surface of the Moon, fulfilling President John F. Kennedy's vision to land a man

The Impact of Watergate: A 30-Year Retrospective

The Impact of Watergate: A 30-Year Retrospective

Spring 2004

During the third Frey Institute symposium, the 30th anniversary of the Watergate scandal and President Nixon's eventual and historic resignation was considered.

The U.S. and the U.N.: Building Block or Stumbling Block for American Foreign Policy?

The U.S. and the U.N.: Building Block or Stumbling Block for American Foreign Policy?

Fall 2003

In the wake of the U.S.'s increased military posture on the global stage following 9-11, the Frey Institute considered the evolving relationship between the nat

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