The current federal government shutdown is the longest in history. There seems to be no end in sight. How did we get here? What is going on? How will it end? What does this mean for politics and society? What have been the impacts at OSU, in Oregon, in the nation and beyond? This “flash” panel conversation brings together expert faculty and staff from across OSU to discuss the history, politics, and economics of the shutdown. We’ll focus most sharply on the latest developments and the effects the shutdown is having on students, and on advanced research projects and programs. Jan. 22, 4 p.m., MU 213. Lightly catered; open to all.