The Future of US Education - 8:00pm EDT
What does the future hold for US public education? What role will charter schools and unions play? Newark Public Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy, and Maryland Department of Education State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery discuss the state of public education. Jean-Claude Brizard, the Senior Advisor to The College Board & Former Chief Executive of Chicago Public Schools, moderates.
The conversation around education will be preceded by two other sessions in the Leadership In Action Series, which begins at 6:30pm EDT.
In Conversation With Lynda Resnick - 6:30pm EDT
President and CEO of The Aspen Institute Walter Isaacson interviews Lynda Resnick, the accomplished entrepreneur behind such brands as POM Wonderful, Fiji Water and Teleflora on the increasing importance of philanthropy in her life. Lynda is working to transform the lives of residents of the Central Valley of California; spearheading initiatives in education, healthcare, and employment among others.
The Middle East: New Ingredients for Prosperity - 7:15 EDT
Three Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) Fellows from the Middle East—Deema Bibi, the CEO of INJAZ in Jordan; Ghassan Hasbani, the President of the SAWT Foundation in Lebanon; and Yoav Ventura, the Vice President of Planning & Strategy for University of the People in Israel—share their perspectives on the region. Despite numerous political and social challenges across the Middle East, each of them is engaged in initiatives making a major positive impact. Jim Pickup, President of the Middle East Investment Initiative, moderates.