Guild Hall in collaboration with the Roosevelt Institute presents three panels bringing a range of intellectual perspectives to the most challenging issues confronting our country and the world. Attend one session or the whole day!
JUNE 15, 2013
President Obama has called education equality “the civil rights issue of our time.” Parents, teachers, funders, students – everyone knows the key to a competitive U.S. workforce in the future is improving public education.
Join former CBS News Correspondent Jacqueline Adams as she probes a series of innovations intended to fix what’s wrong in education with panelists Kahlil Byrd, CEO of Students First; Josh Zoia, Superintendent of KIPP NYC and founder of the KIPP schools in Lynn, MA; Reena Bhatia, Vice President of Education Programs of the LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation), which provides low-cost financing options for school construction, freeing up more funds for the classroom; and Priscilla Campbell, a classroom teacher at East Hampton High School, President of the East Hampton Teacher’s Association and Chairperson of the Long Island President’s Council.
12:00 pm Luncheon for Fellows, Sponsors and Speakers in the Minikes Garden at Guild Hall
1:30 pm AFTER SANDY: WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE?
Dava Sobel, popular science writer and author of the bestselling Longitude and Galileo’s Daughter, will moderate a panel of experts in the environmental sciences from Columbia University’s Earth Institute and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, including Steve Cohen, environmental policy expert; Sabine Marx, research scientist and expert in environmental risk perceptions; and Adam Sobel, atmospheric scientist specializing in the dynamics of weather and climate.
3:00 pm Reception with Light Refreshments
3:30 pm THE UNITED STATES & CHINA: FUTURE PROSPECTS
Elizabeth Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies at Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), will moderate a discussion with James Steinberg, former Deputy U.S. Secretary of State and current Dean of the Maxwell School of Public Policy at Syracuse University, and Frank Newman, former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, former CEO of Shenzhen Development Bank and author of Why is China Booming While the American Economy Lags?
$20/$18 Members General Admission per session
Free to Students (21 years and under) with ID
$5,000 Senior Fellow includes VIP admission for 2 to all programs, reserved seating, luncheon in the Minikes Garden and a “Key to the Green Room”
$500 Fellow includes VIP admission to all programs, reserved seating and luncheon in the Minikes Garden
$250 Cum Laude includes donation to Guild Hall and admission to all programs
Lead Sponsors: Chubb Group and their cornerstone agent Dayton Ritz & Osborne