Pizza and Politics

Pizza and Politics is a laid-back, students-only program featuring local professionals and free pizza! Pizza and Politics unites KU students with experts in various fields from voting rights to environmental policy to economics, so there’s something for everyone! At these informal events, students get an in-depth look at relevant issues and they are encouraged to ask questions and interact with the guests. Pizza and Politics programs occur on the KU campus from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 4 times per semester. Come late or leave early, just don’t miss out!

Spring 2020 Pizza & Politics

“An Insider’s Guide to Intelligence: 2000-2020″
Friday, February 21st, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Guest: Ron Marks

Fall 2020 Pizza & Politics

“Voting in a Pandemic”
Friday, October 9th, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Guest: Douglas County Clerk Jaime Shew

“What’s Happening to Democracy in Hong Kong?” 
Friday, November 13th, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Guest: Virginia Harper Ho, Professor & Associate Dean for International & Comparative Law, University of Kansas School of Law

“Pizza, Politics, and Pups” 
Friday, December 4th, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Guests: Shannon Wells and Teresa Johnson of the Lawrence Humane Society

Fall 2021 Pizza & Politics

“Pros and Cons of the Green New Deal”
Friday, October 8th, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Guests: Ed Cross, President of Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association, and Dorothy Marie Daley, Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Kansas

“The Importance of Voting”
Friday, October 22nd, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Guest: Jaime Shew, Douglas County Clerk

“The Economic Impacts of Student Loans and Student Loan Forgiveness”
Friday, October 29th, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Guest: Jo Lugovskyy, Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the KU Department of Economics

“Addressing Homelessness in Lawrence”
Friday, November 12th, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Guest: Brad Finkeldei, Mayor of Lawrence