Jim Kessler - It's Worse Than It Looks: Lessons for Democrats from Election 2016

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Jim Kessler, policy strategist at a leading centrist think tank in Washington, DC, dissects the 2016 Presidential Election and comes to a chilling conclusion (if you’re a Democrat). . . it’s worse than it looks. He will offer ideas for a Democratic road back to power.

Heather Tow-Yick - Innovation in Education: Policy Vs. Implementation

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Heather Tow-Yick will speak about the role of a delivery unit in a central office for a school system. She will reflect on what she has learned since becoming the first Chief Transformation Officer of Providence Public Schools in June 2016. She will also discuss the role of innovation specialists in supporting central office transformation, the improvement of supports for schools, and the focus on the instructional core.

Scott Warren ’09 - Educating for Democracy: The Prospects and Importance for Civics Education in the Era of Trump and Brexit

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Scott Warren ’09, co-founder of Generation Citizen (GC), will speak about the ramifications of failing to educate the next generation of citizens and how GC is attempting to change the tide by working with schools to bring civics education back into the classroom. GC has worked with more than 40,000 students in six states, including recent moves to begin work in Texas and Oklahoma, and has become a national leader in the civics education space.

Christel Alvergne - Human Development Achievement: Does "Local" Matter in Solving World Poverty?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

For more than 50 years, the world has embraced the ambition of a world without poverty. Universal Human Development has become the ultimate goal of bilateral and multilateral developing policies. Alvergne will touch on why and how local development finance is crucial to enhance living standards, reduce poverty, and cope with the world’s growing population in a manner that is socially and environmentally sustainable.