- Wednesday, May 27
Forum: Harnessing Faith to Work for Justice
The Center for American Progress (CAP) will host a discussion on the role of the faith community in addressing current public policy challenges such as economic inequality, racism and sexism, and poverty. The discussion will include two prominent faith leaders who are working to effect policy change in their communities: Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago; and Rabbi Jonah Pesner, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington, D.C. The panel will be moderated by Jocelyn Frye, senior fellow at CAP, and include opening remarks by Sally Steenland, director of CAP\'s Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative. The event will be held from 12-1 p.m. EDT at CAP in Washington, D.C
- Thursday, June 4
Forum: The Science of Early Learning: A Foundation for Expanding Opportunity
How can we use recent discoveries in neuroscience and molecular biology to address critical issues in education, economics, and criminal justice? The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) will host an event with Jack P. Shonkoff, director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, to discuss his work developing science-based approaches to strengthen foundations for at-risk children in the United States. Other participants include Katharine B. Stevens, research fellow in education policy studies at AEI, and Robert Doar, Morgridge Fellow in Poverty Studies at AEI. The event will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. at AEI in Washington, D.C.
- Monday, June 22
The American Dream in Crisis? A Discussion with Robert Putnam, Charles Murray, and William Julius Wilson
Robert Putnam\'s new book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, argues that a growing opportunity gap threatens socioeconomic mobility in the United States. AEI will host a conversation with Putnam to discuss the extent to which policymakers and community leaders should be concerned about his findings, as well as the role that culture and public policy play in these trends. Participants will include Charles Murray, W.H. Brady Scholar at AEI; William Julius Wilson, Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University; and Robert Doar, Morgridge Fellow in Poverty Studies at AEI. The event will be held from 12-1:30 p.m. EDT at AEI in Washington, D.C.