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Sphere Summit

2022 Sphere Summit: Foundations of Civic Culture

Dates and Times
Location
Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Featured Speakers
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Allan Carey

Director, Sphere Education Initiatives

Caryn-Rossiter
Caryn Rossiter

Manager, Sphere Education Initiatives, Cato Institute

Chris Edwards
Chris Edwards

Kilts Family Chair in Fiscal Studies

David Boaz
David Boaz

Distinguished Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Erec Smith
Erec Smith

Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition, York College

Gene Healy
Gene Healy

Senior Vice President for Policy, Cato Institute

Ilya Somin
Ilya Somin

Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School

Jennifer Huddleston
Jennifer Huddleston

Technology Policy Research Fellow, Cato Institute

John Samples
John Samples

Vice President, Cato Institute and Board Member, The Oversight Board

John Tomasi
John Tomasi

President, Heterodox Academy

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Jonathan Rauch

Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

Justin Logan
Justin Logan

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Mustafa Akyol
Mustafa Akyol

Senior Fellow, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute

Peter Goettler
Peter Goettler

President and CEO of the Cato Institute

Scott Lincicome
Scott Lincicome

Director of General Economics and Trade, Cato Institute

Trevor Burrus
Trevor Burrus

Former Research Fellow, Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute

Walter Olson
Walter Olson

Senior Fellow, Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute

Will Duffield
Will Duffield

Policy Analyst, Cato Institute

Akilah Alleyne

Associate Director for K‑12 Education, Center for American Progress

Alex Nowrasteh
Alex Nowrasteh

Director of Economic and Social Policy Studies, Cato Institute

Betty Nordengren

English Language Learning Teacher, Benjamin District 25

Caroline Fredrickson

Senior Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice and visiting Georgetown Law Professor

Carrie Sheffield

Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Forum

Chris Griswold

Policy Director, American Compass

Darrel M. West

Vice President and Director of Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

David Trigaux

Program Director, Washington Urban Debate League

Deepak Gupta

Founding Principal, Gupta Wessler

Irshad Manji
Irshad Manji

Founder, Moral Courage College

Jorge Lima

Vice President of Immigration, Stand Together

Katie Kizer

Foreign Policy Writer and Strategist

Louise Sheiner

The Robert S Kerr Senior Fellow for Economic Studies and Policy Director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Brookings Institution

Lora Ries

Director of Border Security and Immigration Center and Senior Research Fellow for Homeland Security, Heritage Foundation

Nadine Strossen
Nadine Strossen

Former President, American Civil Liberties Union; and John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law Emerita, New York Law School

Nury Turkel

Vice Chair, United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

Rachel Hoff

Policy Director, Ronald Reagan Institute

Ramesh Ponnuru

Editor, National Review, and Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Robert Doar

President and Morgridge Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Sarah Rosen Wartell

President, Urban Institute

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Sean Kinnard

Psychology and AP World History Teacher, Yorktown High School

Serge Danielson‐​Francois

AP Seminar and AP Research Teacher, Divine Chile High School

Yascha Mounk

Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Johns Hopkins University

Yuval Levin

Director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies, American Enterprise Institute

About

Sphere Summit, a full‐​scholarship professional development program for grades 5–12 educators, returns as a fully in‐​person experience in Washington, DC, and will run July 10–14 and July 24–28. Benefits include room and board, 20+ hours of professional development, classroom resources, and a $500 travel stipend upon completion of the program.

Program Schedule

Sunday, July 10
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REGISTRATION

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WELCOME RECEPTION

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WELCOME REMARKS

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KEYNOTE

Yascha Mounk
Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Johns Hopkins University

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DINNER

Monday, July 11
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BREAKFAST

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CIVIC CULTURE AND FOUNDATION
Is Free Speech Being Chilled in the Classroom – And Beyond?


Jonathan Rauch
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

Nadine Strossen
Former President, American Civil Liberties Union; and John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law Emerita, New York Law School

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APPLICATION WORKSHOP
Debate and Civil Discourse

David Trigaux
Program Director, Washington Urban Debate League

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CIVIC CULTURE AND FOUNDATIONS
Polarization in America

Gene Healy
Senior Vice President for Policy, Cato Institute

Darrel M. West
Vice President and Director of Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

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KEYNOTE: UNDERSTANDING EACH OTHER

Robert Doar
President and Morgridge Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Peter Goettler
President and CEO, Cato Institute

Sarah Rosen Wartell
President, Urban Institute

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POLICY DISCUSSIONS
The Second Amendment Today

Trevor Burrus
Research Fellow, Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute

Deepak Gupta
Founding Principal, Gupta Wessler

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SOCIAL MEDIA AND TECH POLICY

Will Duffield

Policy Analyst, Cato Institute
Jennifer Huddleston
Policy Counsel, NetChoice
Carrie Sheffield
Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Forum

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BREAK

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APPLICATION WORKSHOPS
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
iCivics
Retro Report

Allan Carey
Director, Sphere Education Initiatives

Caryn Rossiter
Manager and Senior Trainer, Sphere Education Initiatives

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BREAK

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RECEPTION

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KEYNOTE

John Tomasi
Inaugural President, Heterodox Academy

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DINNER

Tuesday, July 12
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BREAKFAST

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APPLICATION WORKSHOPS
Constitutionalism

Izzit​.org
National Constitution Center
Bill of Rights Institute

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BREAK

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UNDERSTANDING EACH OTHER
Three Most Pressing Problems

David Boaz
Distinguished Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Ramesh Ponnuru
Editor, National Review, and Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

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LUNCH

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UNDERSTANDING EACH OTHER
Cases Before the Court

Caroline Fredrickson
Distinguished Visitor from Practice, Georgetown Law

Walter Olson
Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Ilya Somin
Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School

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POLICY DISCUSSIONS
Religious Freedom

Mustafa Akyol
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute

Nury Turkel
Vice Chair, United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

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BREAK

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APPROACHES TO DELIVERY IN EDUCATION

Irshad Manji
Founder, Moral Courage College

Erec Smith
Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition, York College

Akilah Alleyne
Associate Director for K‑12 Education, Center for American Progress

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APPLICATION WORKSHOPS
Moral Courage College

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FREE EVENING IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

Wednesday, July 13
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BREAKFAST

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APPLICATION WORKSHOPS
Foundation for Teaching Economics
Stossel in the Classroom

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BREAK

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POLICY DISCUSSIONS
Federal Spending and Debt

Chris Edwards
Director of Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute

Louise Sheiner
The Robert S Kerr Senior Fellow for Economic Studies and Policy Director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Brookings Institution

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SPHERE IN THE CLASSROOM

Serge Danielson‐​Francois
AP Seminar and AP Research Teacher, Divine Chile High School

Sean Kinnard
Psychology and AP World History Teacher, Yorktown High School

Betty Nordengren
English Language Learning Teacher, Benjamin District 25

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LUNCH

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POLICY DISCUSSIONS
Contemporary Issues in Immigration

Jorge Lima
Vice President of Immigration, Stand Together

Alex Nowrasteh
Director of Economic and Social Policy Studies, Cato Institute

Lora Ries
Director of Border Security and Immigration Center and Senior Research Fellow for Homeland Security, Heritage Foundation

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FOREIGN POLICY: THE ROLE OF THE UNITED STATES ABROAD

Rachel Hoff
Policy Director, Ronald Reagan Institute

Kate Kizer
Foreign Policy Writer and Strategist

Justin Logan
Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

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BREAK

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SHOULD THE UNITED STATES ADOPT AN INDUSTRIAL POLICY?

Scott Lincicome
Director of General Economics and Trade, Cato Institute

Chris Griswold
Policy Director, American Compass

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THE HEALTH OF OUR DEMOCRACY (CONFERENCE CENTER)

Yuval Levin, Director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies, American Enterprise Institute

Jonathan Rauch
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

John Samples
Vice President, Cato Institute

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BREAK

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RECEPTION

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KEYNOTE

Rep. Ro Khanna (D‑CA)
Rep. Nancy Mace (R‑SC)

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DINNER

Thursday, July 14
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BRUNCH

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SPHERE ON THE ROAD

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CLOSING REMARKS