On Saturday June 15, 2013, Guild Hall in collaboration with the Roosevelt Institute hosted a summer symposium that engaged the public in discussions with leading experts on some of the most pressing issues challenging our community, country and the world at-large. Curated by Ellen Chesler, Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, and Jacqueline Adams, former CBS News Correspondent, the community forum centered on education, the environment, and the economy.
INNOVATIONS IN EDUCATION
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….but how do we do it? Jacqueline Adams probes Innovations in Education with panelists Kahlil Byrd, CEO of Students First; Priscilla Campbell, East Hampton High School teacher; Josh Zoia, superintendent of KIPP NYC; and Reena Bhatia, Vice President of Education Programs at LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation).
AFTER SANDY: WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE?
Is climate change real? What can we expect in the future, and what are the ramifications for the shorelines of the East Coast, Southern Long Island and the East End? Dava Sobel, popular science writer and author of the bestselling Longitude and Galileo’s Daughter, moderates After Sandy: What Can We Do About Climate Change? with expert environmental scientists Steve Cohen, Sabine Marx and Adam Sobel from Columbia University’s Earth Institute and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
THE UNITED STATES & CHINA: FUTURE PROSPECTS
What is China’s role in the health of our global economy? In The United States & China: Future Prospects, Elizabeth Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies at Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), moderates 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.
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ABOUT THE HAMPTONS INSTITUTE
Inaugurated in 2010, the Hamptons Institute is dedicated to presenting a range of intellectual and professional perspectives on the most challenging issues confronting our country and the world. Its aim is to engage in thoughtful debate and deliberation on concerns to which we may bring differing points of view around subjects that range from economics and business to politics and public policy, from arts and culture, to the role of the media. The founding curators were Mickey Straus, Guild Hall Chair, and Ellen Chesler, Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow.