Sphere Summit: Teaching Civic Culture Together

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SUNDAY, JULY 14

3:30 - 6:30PM Registration
6:30 - 9:00PM DINNER PROGRAM

A Conversation with Annie Duke
   
MONDAY, JULY 15
8:00 - 9:00AM Breakfast
  CIVIC CULTURE AND FOUNDATIONS
9:00 - 10:00AM Darrell M. West — Divided Politics, Divided Nation 
10:00 - 11:00AM Jonathan Rauch and Nadine Strossen — Free Speech: How One of Our Most Cherished Shared Values Fell Prey to the Partisan Maelstrom, and Why We Must Save It
11:00 - 11:30AM Break, Networking, and Informal Discussions
11:30 - 12:30PM POLICY DISCUSSIONS (Key issues examined from diverse perspectives.)

Jeffrey Miron and Monique Morrissey — Do Budgets and Demographics Threaten Social Programs?
12:30 - 1:30PM Lunch
1:15PM - 1:45PM Mark Davis and Peter Goettler
1:45 - 2:30PM UNDERSTANDING EACH OTHER

Arnold Kling — The Three Languages of Politics
2:30 - 3:30PM WORKSHOPS AND BREAKOUTS

Breakout Groups to Develop and Discuss Classroom Applications
3:30 - 6:30PM Free Time
6:30 - 9:00PM DINNER PROGRAM

A Conversation with Donald E. Graham
   
TUESDAY, JULY 16
8:00 - 9:00AM Breakfast
  CIVIC CULTURE AND FOUNDATIONS
9:00 - 10:00AM Tom G. Palmer — What is a Civil Society?
10:00 - 11:00AM Chelsea Follett — Human Progress.org
11:00 - 11:30AM Break, Networking, and Informal Discussions
11:30 - 12:30PM POLICY DISCUSSIONS (Key issues examined from diverse perspectives.)

Michael Cannon and Sherry Glied — The Health Care Divide
12:30 - 1:30PM Lunch
1:30 - 2:30PM UNDERSTANDING EACH OTHER (Reflections from a progressive, conservative, and libertarian.)

David Boaz, Steven Clemons and David French — Our Five Most Pressing Problems
2:30 - 4:30PM Jeffrey Rosen and Kerry Sautner — The Interactive Constitution
4:30 - 6:30PM Free Time
6:30 - 9:00PM DINNER PROGRAM

Stefanie Sanford — Civics in the Age of Social Media
   
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17
8:00 - 9:00AM Breakfast
  CIVIC CULTURE AND FOUNDATIONS
9:00 - 10:00AM Tom G. Palmer — The Contemporary Emergence of Populism
10:00 - 11:00AM Emily Ekins — Sphere in the Classroom
11:00 - 11:30AM Break, Networking, and Informal Discussions
11:30 - 12:30PM POLICY DISCUSSIONS (Key issues examined from diverse perspectives.)

Clark Neily and Hayne Yoon — Putting “Justice” Back in Our Criminal Justice System
12:30 - 1:30PM Lunch
1:30 - 2:30PM UNDERSTANDING EACH OTHER (Reflections from a progressive, conservative, and libertarian.)

Ibrahim B. Anoba, Ramesh Ponnuru and Winnie Stachelberg — Values, Beliefs, and Objectives
Moderated by Tom G. Palmer
2:30 - 3:30PM WORKSHOPS AND BREAKOUTS

Breakout Groups to Demonstrate and Share Classroom Applications
3:30 - 6:30PM Free Time
6:30 - 9:00PM DINNER PROGRAM

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) — Working Together in Congress: An Evening on Capitol Hill
   
THURSDAY, JULY 18
8:00 - 9:00AM Breakfast
  CIVIC CULTURE AND FOUNDATIONS
9:00 - 10:00AM Jason L. Riley and Michael D. Tanner — The Inclusive Economy
   

Additional speakers will be added in the near future.

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