The Roundtable in 2020

2020 Annual Meetings

We’re beginning to fill in our revised 2020 schedule.  Instead of our two in-person meetings, we’ll be hosting a series of virtual meetings with speakers throughout the summer and fall.


Education for Democracy

August 18

Our first meeting is with David Mathews, president of the Kettering Foundation, a distinguished historian and classics scholar, who authored a groundbreaking book on public support for public education and previously served as president of the University of Alabama, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

Roundtable’s 2020 Agenda

Among the other prominent experts who have, to date, agreed to meet with us:

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, election and polling expert and frequent guest on national television and cable public affairs programs.

Norman J. Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, leading authority on the U.S. Congress and frequent guest on national television and cable public affairs programs.

Frank Sullivan, Jr., Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, who served for 19 years as a justice on the Indiana Supreme Court, where he authored nearly 500 majority opinions.

Vanessa Siddle Walker, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of African American and Education Studies, Emory University, a researcher who has explored school segregation and the hidden history of Black educators who demanded justice for children.

Joel Westheimer, University Research Chair in Democracy and Education, University of Ottawa. His work is dedicated to the critical exploration of democratic ideals in education and society and his publications include the book Pledging Alliegance: The Politics of Patriotism in America’s Schools.

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