Immigration: Myths/Realities and the Future

Americans understand that we all are immigrants whether our ancestors arrived willingly for economic opportunity or sought refuge and asylum from persecution. Most of our families have stories about struggles as newcomers as well as the uplifting and positive stories…

JOBS: The Future of Jobs in America

Much controversy and discussion are taking place about what the future job market will look like. Many Americans are anxious over the uncertainties and want to know.  Can manufacturing return? Is innovation key to the future? What role will technology…

Post 2020: The Future of Democracy

The year 2020 will remain in the American conscience as the year of two major challenges: the COVID virus and the BIG Lie undermining voter confidence in the 2020 election results. Both were fraught with polarized thinking and positions. It…

Free Speech: Testing the Limits of the First Amendment

This timely program addresses language as a weapon, hate speech, incitement, the internet, and how the first amendment is being tested. Speakers: Dr. Kurt Braddock is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at American University, where he is…

The Electoral College: Is it time to replace it?

Every four years, millions of Americans wonder why they choose their presidents through the Electoral College, an arcane institution that permits the loser of the popular vote to become president and narrows campaigns to swing states. Most Americans have long…

A Nation Divided and Polarized: Can We Discuss Solutions?

A divided and polarized nation can be toxic to democracy. What has fostered the divide and can a bridge to civility and common ground be achieved? Join our distinguished experts for an important discussion that is critical to our nation’s…