Series & Symposia

Throughout the year, the Institute’s Center for Critical Issues hosts convenings focusing on politics and issues of public policy. The public is invited to join us for lectures and discussions on a broad array of timely and relevant topics critical to progress in the state, nation, and world, including climate change, American foreign policy, American democracy, immigration, criminal justice, wealth and poverty, and racial justice.

Among the internationally recognized speakers who have headlined these events are Bill Clinton, Sandra Day O’Connor, Christine Todd Whitman, Newt Gingrich, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Tom Brokaw, David Petraeus, Charles Bolden, Stapleton Roy, Chuck Todd, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Bryan Stevenson.

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