“Hot Topics in American and International Politics.” Help set the discussion agenda and join the conversation with Dr. Pierre Atlas, Professor of Political Science at Marian University and monthly opinion columnist for the Indianapolis Business Journal. Audience members will suggest two or three current political topics to explore and discuss with Dr. Atlas. Although the topics you choose may be controversial and not all Oasis members might agree with each other, the conversation will stay civil and respectful! Dr. Atlas’ research and teaching expertise includes Middle East politics, international relations, US domestic and foreign policy, and gun laws and gun culture.