Public Affairs Institute – Agenda

Public Affairs Institute

How the 2020 Elections Are Transforming Politics and Business

Amy Walter
National Editor, Cook Political Report

Understanding the New Terrorism
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Gov. Tom Ridge
First Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Former Governor of Pennsylvania

The U.S. Supreme Court: Laying Down the Law
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Jeffrey L. Fisher
Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
Co-Director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic

Dynamics of the Relationship Economy
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Jerry Michalski
Information Technology Expert and Futurist
Founder, Sociate

How to Be an Antiracist
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Ibram X. Kendi
Founding Director, Antiracist Research & Policy Center
Professor of History and International Relations, American University

The Great Divide: Religion and Politics
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Laura R. Olson
Professor of Political Science, Clemson University
Director of the Ph.D. Program in Policy Studies

Click on the following tabs to view a tentative schedule for each class year.
Download the full 2020 schedule here.

Monday, January 6

2:30 p.m.         Registration Begins Pelican Foyer

3:30 p.m.         Mandatory Orientation for First-Year Class Sandpiper

5:00 p.m.         Welcome Remarks & Introductions Pelican

5:30 p.m.         Plenary Session: Amy Walter Pelican

6:30 p.m.         Welcome Reception & Dinner Poolside

Tuesday, January 7

7:00 a.m.         Breakfast Buffet Top of the Surf

8:15 a.m.         Plenary Session: Laura Olson Pelican

9:15 a.m.         15-min. Break

9:30 a.m.         Plenary Session: Tom Ridge Pelican

10:30 a.m.       15-min. Break

10:45 a.m.       Breakout: Amy Walter Sand Dollar

12:15 p.m.       Lunch Buffet Catalina Terrace

2:00 p.m.         Optional Headshots Courtyard

3:30 p.m.         15-min. Break

3:45 p.m.         Breakout: Laura Olson Sand Dollar

5:15 p.m.         Reception Ocean Terrace

6:30 p.m.         Class Off-Site Dinners

Wednesday, January 8

7:00 a.m.         Breakfast Buffet Top of the Surf

8:15 a.m.         Plenary Session: Ibram Kendi Pelican

9:15 a.m.         15-min. Break

9:30 a.m.         Plenary Session: Jerry Michalski Pelican

10:30 a.m.       15-min. Break

10:45 a.m.       Breakout: Jerry Michalski Sand Dollar

12:15 p.m.       Lunch Buffet Catalina Terrace

1:00 p.m.         Breakout: Tom Ridge Sand Dollar

2:30 p.m.         Free Afternoon

6:30 p.m.         Class Off-Site Dinners

Thursday, January 9

7:00 a.m.         Breakfast Buffet Top of the Surf

8:15 a.m.         Plenary Session: Jeff Fisher Pelican

9:15 a.m.         15-min. Break

9:30 a.m.         Plenary Session: Doug Pinkham Pelican

10:30 a.m.      15-min. Break

10:45 a.m.       Breakout: Ibram Kendi Sand Dollar

12:15 p.m.       Lunch Buffet Catalina Terrace

1:45 p.m.         Free Period

3:45 p.m.         Breakout: Jeff Fisher Sand Dollar

5:15 p.m.         Capstone Session and Graduation Pelican

6:00 p.m.         Farewell Reception & Dinner Poolside

Monday, January 6

2:30 p.m.         Registration Begins Pelican Foyer

5:00 p.m.         Welcome Remarks & Introductions Pelican

5:30 p.m.         Plenary Session: Amy Walter Pelican

6:30 p.m.         Welcome Reception & Dinner Poolside

Tuesday, January 7

7:00 a.m.         Breakfast Buffet Top of the Surf

8:15 a.m.         Plenary Session: Laura Olson Pelican

9:15 a.m.         15-min. Break

9:30 a.m.         Plenary Session: Tom Ridge Pelican

10:30 a.m.       15-min. Break

10:45 a.m.       Breakout: Laura Olson Sandpiper

12:15 p.m.       Lunch Buffet Catalina Terrace

2:00 p.m.         Breakout: Amy Walter Sandpiper

3:30 p.m.         15-min. Break

3:45 p.m.         Optional Headshots Courtyard

5:15 p.m.         Reception Ocean Terrace

6:30 p.m.         Class Off-Site Dinners

Wednesday, January 8

7:00 a.m.         Breakfast Buffet Top of the Surf

8:15 a.m.         Plenary Session: Ibram Kendi Pelican

9:15 a.m.         15-min. Break

9:30 a.m.         Plenary Session: Jerry Michalski Pelican

10:30 a.m.       15-min. Break

10:45 a.m.       Breakout: Tom Ridge Sandpiper

12:15 p.m.       Lunch Buffet Catalina Terrace

1:00 p.m.         Breakout: Jerry Michalski Sandpiper

2:30 p.m.         Free Afternoon

6:30 p.m.         Class Off-Site Dinners

Thursday, January 9

7:00 a.m.         Breakfast Buffet Top of the Surf

8:15 a.m.         Plenary Session: Jeff Fisher Pelican

9:15 a.m.         15-min. Break

9:30 a.m.         Plenary Session: Doug Pinkham Pelican

10:30 a.m.      15-min. Break

10:45 a.m.       Breakout: Jeff Fisher Sandpiper

12:15 p.m.       Lunch Buffet Catalina Terrace

2:00 p.m.         Breakout: Ibram Kendi Sandpiper

3:30 p.m.         Free Period

5:15 p.m.         Capstone Session and Graduation Pelican

6:00 p.m.         Farewell Reception & Dinner Poolside

Monday, January 6

2:30 p.m.         Registration Begins Pelican Foyer

5:00 p.m.         Welcome Remarks & Introductions Pelican

5:30 p.m.         Plenary Session: Amy Walter Pelican

6:30 p.m.         Welcome Reception & Dinner Poolside

Tuesday, January 7

7:00 a.m.         Breakfast Buffet Top of the Surf

8:15 a.m.         Plenary Session: Laura Olson Pelican

9:15 a.m.         15-min. Break

9:30 a.m.         Plenary Session: Tom Ridge Pelican

10:30 a.m.       15-min. Break

10:45 a.m.       Breakout: Tom Ridge Sand Castle

12:15 p.m.       Lunch Buffet Catalina Terrace

2:00 p.m.         Breakout: Laura Olson Sand Castle

3:30 p.m.         15-min. Break

3:45 p.m.         Breakout: Amy Walter Sand Castle

5:15 p.m.         Reception Ocean Terrace

6:30 p.m.         Class Off-Site Dinners

Wednesday, January 8

7:00 a.m.         Breakfast Buffet Top of the Surf

8:15 a.m.         Plenary Session: Ibram Kendi Pelican

9:15 a.m.         15-min. Break

9:30 a.m.         Plenary Session: Jerry Michalski Pelican

10:30 a.m.       15-min. Break

10:45 a.m.       Breakout: Ibram Kendi Sand Castle

12:15 p.m.       Class Photo Courtyard
                          Lunch Buffet Catalina Terrace / Free Afternoon

6:30 p.m.         Class Off-Site Dinners

Thursday, January 9

7:00 a.m.         Breakfast Buffet Top of the Surf

8:15 a.m.         Plenary Session: Jeff Fisher Pelican

9:15 a.m.         15-min. Break

9:30 a.m.         Plenary Session: Doug Pinkham Pelican

10:30 a.m.      15-min. Break

10:45 a.m.       Free Period

12:15 p.m.       Lunch Buffet Catalina Terrace

2:00 p.m.         Breakout: Jeff Fisher Sand Castle

3:30 p.m.         15-min. Break

3:45 p.m.         Breakout: Jerry Michalski Sand Castle

5:15 p.m.         Capstone Session and Graduation Pelican

6:00 p.m.         Farewell Reception & Dinner Poolside