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UOG Master of Public Administration Students Host Forums to Discuss Migrant Crimes and Medical Marijuana

04/22/14

The University of Guam School of Business and Public Administration (SBPA) announce a series of two public forums during the month of May. The forums are hosted by the Master of Public Administration Administrative Law Class under the supervision of Assistant Professor, Ron Aguon.

The first forum, Compact Impact: Migrant Crime Issues will be held from 12 noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the IT&E Lecture Hall, Room 131 in the Jesus & Eugenia Leon Guerrero SBPA Building. This forum will feature experts and community stakeholders to discuss issues and strategic solutions to migrant crime concerns on island.

There are seventeen confirmed panelists including: Governor Eddie B. Calvo, Speaker Judith T. Won Pat, and FSM Consul General Robert Ruecho. Panel members be will presenting their position on migrant crime as well as what the community can do to minimize the rate of migrant crimes committed on Guam. This will be a great opportunity for the public to attend and possibly formulate a position after hearing the opinions of the balanced panel.

"As Public Administration students, we look at important issues in our community, then research and share ways to address these issues," said forum chairperson and Master of Public Administration student, Anthony R. Quenga. "The topic of migrant crimes has been quite prevalent for the several months now, and as a class we're offering this platform to discuss the issue in a balanced and organized form.”

A second forum on the subject of Medical Marijuana will be held on 12 noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the IT&E Lecture Hall, Room 131 in the Jesus & Eugenia Leon Guerrero SBPA Building. This forum will also include medical experts and community stakeholders to discuss the Medical Marijuana Legislation proposed by Senator Tina Muna Barnes. 

The public is invited to both forums. For more information or any inquiries, please contact AnalynGatus Akigami via email: pa540.uogspring14.prom@gmail.com.
 
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