Established in 2007, The Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society (FOCIS) is a special initiative designed to focus the university's problem-solving resources on an eclectic range of topics important to the campus community and beyond. FOCIS lectures and related events bring together the institution's teaching, research and service missions to advance the frontiers of knowledge, promote informed debate and encourage responsible citizenship in an increasingly fast-paced, interconnected and complex world.
It hardly seems possible, but the Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society is entering its 10th year of presenting innovative programs here at Wayne State for the greater Detroit community. Without you our success wouldn't be possible. Thank you! We are excited to celebrate this occasion with a two-part lecture series kicking off on September 18 with former President of Mexico Vicente Fox. Learn more about the 10th Anniversary Lecture Series and RSVP.
In the News
- Former Mexico President Vicente Fox is featured speaker at Wayne State’s FOCIS 10th anniversary event, Sept. 18
- Wayne State University receives $100,000 Kresge Foundation grant to support CitizenDetroit
- CitizenDetroit project to engage more residents in contributing to city decision-making and revitalization with $750,000 from Knight Foundation
- CitizenDetroit chosen as Knight Challenge winner for young-voter program