Public Affairs Institute – Agenda

Sample schedule below. The 2020 schedule will be posted by September.

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Topics, speakers and the final schedule for 2020 will be announced by September.
View the full 2019 schedule here.

Sample schedule below. The 2020 schedule will be posted by September.

Monday, January 7

2:30 p.m.
Registration Begins

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

5 p.m.
Welcome Remarks & Introductions

5:30 p.m.
Plenary Session

Soltis_Anderson_Kristen

Kristen Soltis Anderson
Author: The Selfie Vote, Where Millennials Are Leading America

6:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception & Dinner

Tuesday, January 8

7 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet

8:15 a.m.
Plenary Session

Diamond_Jared

Jared Diamond
Author: Guns Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction (1998)
Professor of geography and physiology, UCLA

9:15 a.m.
Break

9:30 a.m.
Classroom Sessions

Soltis_Anderson_Kristen

Kristen Soltis Anderson
Author: The Selfie Vote, Where Millennials Are Leading America

11 a.m.
Break

11:15 a.m.
Plenary Session: Crisis Averted: Using Analytics to Manage Controversies 

pinkham_headshot_hr

Doug Pinkham
President
Public Affairs Council

12:15 p.m.
Lunch Buffet

1 p.m.
Optional Headshots

1:45 p.m.
Classroom Sessions

Diamond_Jared

Jared Diamond
Author: Guns Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction (1998)
Professor of geography and physiology, UCLA

3:15 p.m.
Break

3:30 p.m.
Classroom Sessions

Morrison_Ian

Ian Morrison
Health care futurist, author and past president of the Institute for the Future

5 p.m.
Reception

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

Wednesday, January 9

7 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet

8:15 a.m.
Classroom Sessions

Burwell_Frances

Frances Burwell
Distinguished fellow, Future Europe Initiative, The Atlantic Council

9:45 a.m.
Break

10 a.m.
Classroom Sessions

Free

11:45 p.m.
Plenary Session

Graves_Chris

Christopher Graves
Founder of the Ogilvy Center for Behavioral Science

12:45 p.m.
Boxed Lunches

1:15 p.m.
Plenary Session

Mataric Maja

Dr. Maja Matarić
Chan Soon-Shiong Professor of Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics,
University of Southern California

2:15 p.m.
Free Afternoon

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

Thursday, January 10

7 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet

8:15 a.m.
Classroom Sessions

Graves_Chris

Christopher Graves
Founder of the Ogilvy Center for Behavioral Science

9:45 a.m.
Break

10 a.m.
Classroom Sessions

Burwell_Frances

Frances Burwell
Distinguished fellow, Future Europe Initiative, The Atlantic Council

11:30 a.m.
Lunch Buffet

1 p.m.
Classroom Sessions

Morrison_Ian

Ian Morrison
Health care futurist, author and past president of the Institute for the Future

2:30 p.m.
Break

2:45 p.m.
Classroom Sessions

Mataric Maja

Dr. Maja Matarić
Chan Soon-Shiong Professor of Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics,
University of Southern California

4:15 p.m.
Break

4:30 p.m.
Capstone Session and Graduation

5:15 p.m.
Farewell Reception & Dinner

Sample schedule below. The 2020 schedule will be posted by September.

Monday, January 7

2:30 p.m.
Registration Begins

5 p.m.
Welcome Remarks & Introduction

5:30 p.m.
Plenary Session

Soltis_Anderson_Kristen

Kristen Soltis Anderson
Author: The Selfie Vote, Where Millennials Are Leading America

6:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception & Dinner

Tuesday, January 8

7 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet

8:15 a.m.
Plenary Session

Diamond_Jared

Jared Diamond
Author: Guns Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction (1998)
Professor of geography and physiology, UCLA

9:15 a.m.
Break

9:30 a.m.
Classroom Sessions

Diamond_Jared

Jared Diamond
Author: Guns Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction (1998)
Professor of geography and physiology, UCLA

11 a.m.
Break

11:15 a.m.
Plenary Session: Crisis Averted: Using Analytics to Manage Controversies 

pinkham_headshot_hr

Doug Pinkham
President
Public Affairs Council

12:15 p.m.
Lunch Buffet

1 p.m.
Optional Headshots

1:45 p.m.
Classroom Sessions

Burwell_Frances

Frances Burwell
Distinguished fellow, Future Europe Initiative, The Atlantic Council

3:15 p.m.
Break

3:30 p.m.
Classroom Sessions

Soltis_Anderson_Kristen

Kristen Soltis Anderson
Author: The Selfie Vote, Where Millennials Are Leading America

5 p.m.
Reception

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

Wednesday, January 9

7 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet

8:15 a.m.
Classroom Sessions

Morrison_Ian

Ian Morrison
Health care futurist, author and past president of the Institute for the Future

9:45 a.m.
Break

10 a.m.
Classroom Sessions

Free

11:45 p.m.
Plenary Session

Graves_Chris

Christopher Graves
Founder of the Ogilvy Center for Behavioral Science

12:45 p.m.
Boxed Lunches

1:15 p.m.
Plenary Session

Mataric Maja

Dr. Maja Matarić
Chan Soon-Shiong Professor of Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics,
University of Southern California

2:15 p.m.
Free Afternoon

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

Thursday, January 10

7 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet

8:15 a.m.
Classroom Sessions

Morrison_Ian

Ian Morrison
Health care futurist, author and past president of the Institute for the Future

9:45 a.m.
Break

10 a.m.
Classroom Sessions

Graves_Chris

Christopher Graves
Founder of the Ogilvy Center for Behavioral Science

11:30 a.m.
Lunch Buffet

1 p.m.
Classroom Sessions

Mataric Maja

Dr. Maja Matarić
Chan Soon-Shiong Professor of Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics,
University of Southern California

2:30 p.m.
Break

2:45 p.m.
Classroom Sessions

Burwell_Frances

Frances Burwell
Distinguished fellow, Future Europe Initiative, The Atlantic Council

4:15 p.m.
Break

4:30 p.m.
Capstone Session and Graduation

5:15 p.m.
Farewell Reception & Dinner

Sample schedule below. The 2020 schedule will be posted by September.

Monday, January 7

2:30 p.m.
Registration Begins

5 p.m.
Welcome Remarks & Introductions

5:30 p.m.
Plenary Session

Soltis_Anderson_Kristen

Kristen Soltis Anderson
Author: The Selfie Vote, Where Millennials Are Leading America

6:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception & Dinner

Tuesday, January 8

7 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet

8:15 a.m.
Plenary Session

Diamond_Jared

Jared Diamond
Author: Guns Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction (1998)
Professor of geography and physiology, UCLA

9:15 a.m.
Break

9:30 a.m.
Classroom Sessions

Morrison_Ian

Ian Morrison
Health care futurist, author and past president of the Institute for the Future

11 a.m.
Break

11:15 a.m.
Plenary Session: Crisis Averted: Using Analytics to Manage Controversies 

pinkham_headshot_hr

Doug Pinkham
President
Public Affairs Council

12:15 p.m.
Third Year Class Photo

Lunch Buffet

1 p.m.
Optional Headshots

1:45 p.m.
Classroom Sessions

Soltis_Anderson_Kristen

Kristen Soltis Anderson
Author: The Selfie Vote, Where Millennials Are Leading America

3:15 p.m.
Break

3:30 p.m.
Classroom Sessions

Diamond_Jared

Jared Diamond
Author: Guns Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction (1998)
Professor of geography and physiology, UCLA

5 p.m.
Reception

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

Wednesday, January 9

7 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet

8:15 a.m.
Classroom Sessions

Free

10 a.m.
Classroom Sessions

Burwell_Frances

Frances Burwell
Distinguished fellow, Future Europe Initiative, The Atlantic Council

11:30 a.m.
Break

11:45 p.m.
Plenary Session

Graves_Chris

Christopher Graves
Founder of the Ogilvy Center for Behavioral Science

12:45 p.m.
Boxed Lunches

1:15 p.m.
Plenary Session

Mataric Maja

Dr. Maja Matarić
Chan Soon-Shiong Professor of Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics,
University of Southern California

2:15 p.m.
Free Afternoon

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

Thursday, January 10

7 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet

8:15 a.m.
Classroom Sessions

Mataric Maja

Dr. Maja Matarić
Chan Soon-Shiong Professor of Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics,
University of Southern California

9:45 a.m.
Break

10 a.m.
Classroom Sessions

Morrison_Ian

Ian Morrison
Health care futurist, author and past president of the Institute for the Future

11:30 a.m.
Lunch Buffet

1 p.m.
Classroom Sessions

Burwell_Frances

Frances Burwell
Distinguished fellow, Future Europe Initiative, The Atlantic Council

2:30 p.m.
Break

2:45 p.m.
Classroom Sessions

Graves_Chris

Christopher Graves
Founder of the Ogilvy Center for Behavioral Science

4:15 p.m.
Break

4:30 p.m.
Capstone Session and Graduation

5:15 p.m.
Farewell Reception & Dinner