• Tuesday, October 7 Forum: Entrepreneurship for Human Flourishing: The Role of Business in Overcoming Poverty
    The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) will hold a forum to discuss a new book, Entrepreneurship for Human Flourishing (AEI Press, 2014), which argues that entrepreneurial business, not just charity, is a real engine for helping the poor. Author Peter Greer, president and CEO of HOPE International, will give a presentation on the book, followed by a panel discussion about how the free enterprise system creates opportunities for individuals to lead productive lives. Panelists include Elyse Bealer of Merck Worldwide, and Jonathan O’Connor of M&T Bank. The event will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. EDT at AEI in Washington, D.C.
  • Friday, October 10 Deadline: Public Comment Period on Draft Refreshed Standards for Education Leaders
    The Council of Chief State School Officers, with support from The Wallace Foundation, is seeking feedback from the public on draft standards for education leaders that aim to ensure district and school leaders are able to improve student achievement for all children and meet new, higher expectations. The standards are voluntary. States, districts, schools and university and nonprofit leadership preparation programs use the standards to guide preparation, practice, support and evaluations for district and school leaders, including superintendents, principals, assistant principals and teacher leaders. The public comment period will last from now until October 10. After that period, the standards will be finalized and released later this fall.
  • Wednesday, October 15 Forum: Losing Our Way: An Evening with Bob Herbert and Leslie Stahl
    Dēmos and the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service will host a conversation with Dēmos senior fellow Bob Herbert’s about his new book, Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America (Doubleday). In the book, Herbert, a former op-ed columnist for The New York Times, tells the stories of individuals and families paying the price for America’s bad choices in recent decades. With an eye on the policy landscape and the current political season, Herbert and moderator Leslie Stahl, correspondent for CBS’s "60 Minutes," will discuss sensible solutions that could re-assert middle-class power and put America back on track. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at New York University in New York City.