The Janus Forum

The Janus Forum provides a place for members of the community to come together and discuss opposing views freely and passionately. We provide a forum where students can explore the multitude of views that exist, and then arrive at their own opinions.

The Janus Forum is a catalyst for developing timely, interesting, and rigorous discussion of public affairs. The Janus Forum is sponsored by the Department of Political Science thanks to the generous support of Thomas W. Smith (Miami ’50).

The Spring 2020 Janus Forum HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

  • No Admission Charge — Ticket Required Open to the Public — Limited Seating
  • Tickets are available at the Miami University Box Office in the Campus Avenue Building (513) 529-3200. 


Julian Castro

  • U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (2014 - 2017)
  • Mayor of San Antonio, Texas (2009 - 2014)
  • Former Candidate for the 2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination

Bertha Madras

  • Professor of Psychobiology, Harvard Medical School
  • Deputy Director for Demand Reduction in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (2006 - 2008)
  • President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis (2017)

For more information, contact:

Dr. Patrick Haney
Professor & CAS Associate Dean

Annika Fowler
President of the JANUS Forum

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updated: 03/10/2020