Institute of Politics

Agenda

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 pm

 

General Registration and Lunch

1:00 – 1:15

 

Welcome by Patrick Gallagher, Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh

1:15 – 1:30

 

Introduction of Coleman Award Winner Aradhna Oliphant by Mark Nordenberg

1:30 – 1:45

 

Program Overview and Introductions by Mark Nordenberg, Chancellor Emeritus and Chair, Institute of Politics, University of Pittsburgh

1:45 – 2:25

 

Can Manufacturing Make it in America and the Future of Workforce Development by Sree Ramaswamy, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute

2:25 – 2:45

 

Open Discussion

2:45 – 3:00

 

Break

3:00 – 3:40

 

Automation, the Future of Work, and the New American Dream by Mark Kamlet, University Professor Of Economics And Public Policy; Provost Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University

3:40 – 4:00

 

Open Discussion

4:00 – 4:40

 

Uncivil Agreement: How Politics Became Our Identity by Lilliana Mason, , Department of Government & Politics, University of Maryland

4:40 – 5:00

 

Open Discussion

5:00 – 5:30

 

Reception

5:30 – 6:30

 

Dinner & Introduction of Coleman Award Winner Laura Ellsworth by Mark Nordenberg

6:30 – 7:15

 

The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics by Salena Zito, author, The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics; columnist, New York Post and Washington Examiner; political analyst, CNN

7:15 – 7:45

 

Open Discussion

7:45 – 8:00

 

Closing Remarks by Mark Nordenberg

Friday, September 21, 2018

7:30 – 8:30 am

 

Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45

 

Introduction of Coleman Award Winner Saleem Ghubril by Mark Nordenberg

8:45 – 9:15

 

Truth Decay: An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American Public Life by:

  • Jennifer Kavanagh, Associate Director, Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program, RAND Arroyo Center; Political Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
  • Michael D. Rich, President and Chief Executive Officer, RAND Corporation

9:15 – 9:45

 

Open Discussion

9:45 – 10:00

 

Break

10:00 – 10:40

 

Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It by The Honorable Jason Altmire, former member, U.S. House of Representatives

10:40 – 11:00

 

Open Discussion

11:00 – 11:40

 

Mobilizing the Political Middle by Ryan Clancy, Chief Strategist, No Labels

11:40 – 12:00 pm

 

Open Discussion

12:00 – 12:15

 

Closing Remarks by Mark Nordenberg

12:15 – 1:15

 

Lunch