Monday, May 6, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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This Norman and Florence Brody Family Foundation Public Policy Forum will be a moderated discussion with Dean Robert Orr and Stefanie Sanford. To succeed in the 21st century, American students need to master two vital codes of modern life: technology and the United States Constitution.
Stefanie Sanford, chief of global policy and external relations for the College Board, will explain how to harness these powerful forces in public life. As a state policymaker and a senior officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Sanford has spent her career shaping public policy. Encouraging the next generation of students to own their future and play an active in civic life is crucial for both individual success and the health of democracy.
Introducing students of all backgrounds to advanced computer science and the core values of American democracy will help answer some of the biggest challenges we face. In an era of declining faith in big institutions — from government to business to media — mastering the codes of technology and the Constitution can help restore trust and open the way for progress. Instead of feeling buffeted by powerful forces beyond our control, Sanford offers a vision of engaged, confident citizenship for the 21st century.
SPP Atrium, Van Munching Hall