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

Schedule

Monday, July 13, 2020


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 – 12:15PM Welcome
Julian K. Braxton, Director of Community and Inclusion; History Faculty, The Winsor School
Peter Goettler, President and CEO, Cato Institute

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

CIVIL 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 Hour

Wednesday, July 15, 2020


11:45AM – 12:00PM Welcome

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

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, 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

4:45 – 5:15PM Closing

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