Public Affairs Institute – Agenda

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“Crises of the Modern World”

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

“How Generational Shifts Will Transform American Politics”

Soltis_Anderson_Kristen

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

“Health Care in a Changing Business Environment “

Morrison_Ian

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

“Transatlantic Relations and Global Business”

Burwell_Frances

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

“The Future of Work”

Mataric Maja

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

“The Psychology of Politics and Marketing”

Graves_Chris

Christopher Graves
Founder of the Ogilvy Center for Behavioral Science

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

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

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