Sphere Summit: Teaching Civic Culture Together

Sphere Summit: Teaching Civic Culture Together


July 13–15 2020
Online Seminar

Hosted by the Cato Institute

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Schedule


All sessions are held over Zoom on Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Monday • July 13, 2020 • 12:45–5:15PM EDT
12:45 – 1:15PM Welcome and Remarks
Peter Goettler, President and CEO, Cato Institute

CIVIC CULTURE AND FOUNDATION:
1:15 – 2:00PM Divided Politics, Divided Nation
Darrell M. West, Vice President and Director of Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

2:00 – 2:15PM Break

POLICY DISCUSSIONS:
2:15 – 3:00PM Free Speech: How One of Our Most Cherished Shared Values Fell Prey to the Partisan Maelstrom, and Why We Must Save It
Jonathan Rauch, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution
Nadine Strossen, Former President, American Civil Liberties Union; and John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law Emerita, New York Law School
Moderated by Caleb O. Brown, Director of Multimedia, Cato Institute

3:00 – 3:45PM Federalism and Civil Rights
Caroline Fredrickson, Senior Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice
Ilya Shapiro, Director, Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute
Moderated by Walter Olson, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

3:45 – 4:00PM Break

4:00 – 5:00PM KEYNOTE ADDRESS & WORKSHOP
Jonathan Haidt, Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership, Stern School of Business, New York University; and Cofounder, Heterodox Academy
Debra Mashek, Executive Director, Heterodox Academy

5:00 – 5:15PM Closing

Tuesday • July 14, 2020 • 11:45AM–5:00PM EDT
11:45AM – 12:15PM Welcome
Peter Goettler, President and CEO, Cato Institute
Julian K. Braxton, Director of Community and Inclusion; History Faculty, The Winsor School

12:15 – 1:15PM WORKSHOPS AND BREAKOUTS
Breakout Groups to Develop and Discuss Classroom Applications

To participate, please select one of the following workshops:
  • Free Speech and Civil Discourse in the Classroom
    Hosted by Bill of Rights Institute
  • Interactive Constitution
    Hosted by National Constitution Center
  • Running Election Year Classroom Discussions Without Fear
    Hosted by Foundation for Individual Rights (FIRE)
At the conclusion of the workshops return to the Zoom General Session.

CIVIC CULTURE AND FOUNDATION:
1:15 – 2:00PM What is Civil Society?
Tom G. Palmer, Executive Vice President for International Programs, Atlas Network

2:00 – 2:15PM Break

2:15 – 3:00PM Human​Progress​.org
Chelsea Follett, Managing Editor of Human​progress​.org
Sean Kinnard, Psychology and AP World History Teacher, Yorktown High School

POLICY DISCUSSIONS:
3:00 – 3:45PM Putting “Justice” Back in Our Criminal Justice System
Jeff Miron, Director, Undergraduate Studies, Department of Economics, Harvard University; and Director, Economics Studies, Cato Institute
Clark Neily, Vice President for Criminal Justice, Cato Institute
Amy Swearer, Legal Fellow, Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, Heritage Foundation
Somil Trivedi, Senior Staff Attorney, Criminal Law Reform Project, American Civil Liberties Union
Moderated by Caleb O. Brown, Director of Multimedia, Cato Institute

3:45 – 4:00PM Break

4:00 – 4:45PM The Three Languages of Politics
Arnold Kling, Senior Affiliated Scholar, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

4:45 – 5:15PM KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA)
Moderated by Jeff Vanderslice, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute

5:15 – 6:15PM Optional Virtual Happy Hours

To participate, please join us at one or more of the virtual happy hours:
  • Virtual Happy Hour
    Hosted by Cato’s Caleb Brown and Izzit.org’s Rob Chatfield
  • Virtual Happy Hour
    Hosted by BRI’s Gary Coletti and FIRE’s Bonnie Snyder
  • Virtual Happy Hour
    Hosted by Cato’s Arnold Kling and Tom Palmer
Wednesday • July 15, 2020 • 11:45AM–5:15PM EDT
11:45AM – 12:00PM Welcome

12:00 – 1:00PM WORKSHOPS AND BREAKOUTS
Breakout Groups to Develop and Discuss Classroom Applications

To participate, please select one of the following workshops:
  • History & Civics Pedagogy for In‐​person and Online Classrooms
    Hosted by Bill of Rights Institute
  • National Constitution Center, 4th and 14th Amendments
    Hosted by National Constitution Center
  • The “Goldilocks” Principle and Maintaining A Temperate
    Classroom Climate for Healthy Discourse

    Hosted by Foundation for Individual Rights
  • Promote Critical Thinking and Engaging Classroom Discussion
    Hosted by Stossel in the Classroom
  • Teaching Across the Disciplines: Government, Economics,
    Philosophy, and History

    Hosted by Words & Numbers
At the conclusion of the workshops return to the Zoom General Session.

1:00 – 1:15PM Sphere in the Classroom
Joseph Croker, Upper School English and Media Arts Teacher, Harpeth Hall
Bonnie Moses, Upper School Social Science Teacher, Harpeth Hall
Contrell Terrell, Special Education Teacher, Lamar County School District

POLICY DISCUSSIONS
1:15 – 2:00PM Challenges and Opportunities in the Future of Education
Grace Kiboko, Graduate, Iowa BIG
Lynn Moody, Superintendent, Rowan‐​Salisbury School System
Kelly Young, President, Education Reimagined
Moderated by Caleb O. Brown, Director of Multimedia, Cato Institute

2:00 – 2:15PM Break

2:15 – 3:00PM The Inclusive Economy
Michael A. Lewis, Professor, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, CUNY
Ramesh Ponnuru, Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; and Senior Editor, National Review
Michael D. Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Moderated by Emily Ekins, Research Fellow, Cato Institute

3:00 – 3:45PM The Healthcare Divide
Michael Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute
Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

3:45 – 4:00PM Break

4:00 – 4:45PM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism
Anne Applebaum, Staff writer for The Atlantic and a Pulitzer‐​prize winning historian
Moderated by Tom G. Palmer, Executive Vice President for International Programs, Atlas Network

4:45 – 5:15PM Closing

5:15 – 6:15PM Optional Virtual Happy Hour

  • Virtual Happy Hour
    Hosted by Caleb Brown, Tom Palmer, and Michael Cannon