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2022 Sphere Summit: Incorporating Civic Culture into Advanced Subjects

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

Dana Kopelman
Dana Kopelman

Executive Director of AP Instruction, College Board

David Boaz
David Boaz

Distinguished Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Erec Smith
Erec Smith

Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition, York College

Eric Gomez
Eric Gomez

Director of Defense Policy Studies, Cato Institute

Ilya Somin
Ilya Somin

Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School

Jennifer Huddleston
Jennifer Huddleston

Technology Policy Research Fellow, Cato Institute

Jeff Miron
Jeff Miron

Director, Undergraduate Studies, Department of Economics, Harvard University; and Director, Economics Studies, Cato Institute

John Quesenberry
John Quesenberry

AP Government and AP U.S. History Teacher, Woodrow Wilson High School

John Samples
John Samples

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

Jonathan Rauch headshot
Jonathan Rauch

Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

Michael Cannon
Michael Cannon

Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute

Norbert Michel
Norbert Michel

Vice President and Director of the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives

Peter Goettler
Peter Goettler

President and CEO of the Cato Institute

Steve Hanke
Steve H. Hanke

Professor of Economics and Founder of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and Study of Business Enterprise, Johns Hopkins University

Walter Olson
Walter Olson

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

Will Duffield
Will Duffield

Policy Analyst, Cato Institute

Zoe Callaway
Zoe Callaway

Manager of Education and Outreach, Tax Foundation

Caroline Fredrickson

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

Carrie Sheffield

Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Forum

Cody Carbone

Director of Policy, Digital Chamber of Commerce

David Trigaux

Program Director, Washington Urban Debate League

Dean Graziano

Vice President of Education, Izzit​.org

Emerson Sykes

Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project

Heidi Thomas

Special Education Teacher, Arapahoe High School

Irshad Manji
Irshad Manji

Founder, Moral Courage College

Jeffrey Vanderslice

Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute

John Hudak

Deputy Director, Center for Effective Public Management, and Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

Katie Keith

Principal, Keith Policy Solutions LLC, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown Law

Katie Kizer

Foreign Policy Writer and Strategist

Kelly Young‐​Raymore

Government, History, and Social Justice teacher, River Rouge High School

Mary Foyle

English and Civics Teacher, Lunenburg High School

Matthew Kroenig

Professor, Department of Government and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Meg Kilgannon

Senior Fellow for Education Studies, Family Research Council

Monique Morrisey

Economist, Economic Policy Institute

Nadine Strossen
Nadine Strossen

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

Nicol Turner Lee
Nicol Turner Lee

Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, and Director of the Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution

Patricia Hardy

State Board of Education Member, District 11, Texas

Ramesh Ponnuru

Editor, National Review, and Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Robert Corn‐​Revere

Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Ruy Teixeira

Nonresident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Samantha Hedges

Program Manager, Heterodox Academy

Scott A. Hodge

President, Tax Foundation

Yascha Mounk

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

About

Applications are open for Sphere Summit: Teaching Civic Culture Together summer 2022! 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.

The Sphere Summit is a full scholarship summer program for grades 5–12 educators and administrators.

The Sphere Summit features presentations by leading policymakers, scholars, and academics, who discuss key public policy issues facing our nation today. The Summit also features professional development workshops conducted by leaders in civic education.

The Sphere Summit aims to restore a spirit of civil, constructive, and respectful discourse and engagement and to return facts, analysis, and research to primacy as the vehicles for discussion and debate.

Program Schedule

Sunday, July 24
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REGISTRATION

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WELCOME RECEPTION

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WELCOME REMARKS

Peter Goettler
President and CEO, Cato Institute

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DINNER PROGRAM: A CONVERSATION WITH YASCHA MOUNK

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

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DINNER

Monday, July 25
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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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BREAK

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POLICY DISCUSSIONS
The Economic Way of Thinking

Jeff Miron
Director, Undergraduate Studies, Department of Economics, Harvard University; and Director, Economics Studies, Cato Institute

Monique Morrisey
Economist, Economic Policy Institute

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LUNCH

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POLICY DISCUSSIONS
Breakout Sessions

I) Financial Literacy and Tax Policy
Zoe Callaway
Manager of Education and Outreach, TaxEDU
Scott A. Hodge
President, Tax Foundation

II) Liberty and Literature: Who Decides?
Robert Corn‐​Revere
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Patricia Hardy
State Board of Education Member, District 11, Texas
Meg Kilgannon
Senior Fellow for Education Studies, Family Research Council
Heidi Thomas
Special Education Teacher, Arapahoe High School
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BREAK

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APPLICATION WORKSHOPS

Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression
Foundation for Teaching Economics
National Constitution Center
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APPLICATION WORKSHOPS

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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DINNER PROGRAM: A CONVERSATION WITH DANA KOPELMAN

Dana Kopelman
Executive Director of AP Instruction, College Board

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DINNER

Tuesday, July 26
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BREAKFAST

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UNDERSTANDING EACH OTHER
Three Most Pressing Problems

David Boaz
Distinguished Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

John Hudak
Deputy Director, Center for Effective Public Management, and Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

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

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BREAK

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UNDERSTANDING EACH OTHER
Causes and Consequences of Inflation

Steve H. Hanke
Professor of Economics and Founder of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and Study of Business Enterprise, Johns Hopkins University

Caryn Rossiter
Manager and Senior Trainer, Sphere Education Initiatives
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LUNCH

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POLICY DISCUSSIONS
Foreign Policy: The Role of the United States Abroad

Eric Gomez
Director of Defense Policy Studies, Cato Institute

Katie Kizer
Foreign Policy Writer and Strategist

Matthew Kroenig
Professor, Department of Government and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
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POLICY DISCUSSIONS
The Healthcare Divide

Michael Cannon
Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute
Katie Keith
Principal, Keith Policy Solutions LLC, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown Law

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BREAK

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POLICY DISCUSSIONS
Approaches to Diversity in Education

Irshad Manji
Founder, Moral Courage College

Erec Smith
Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition, York College

Emerson Sykes
Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project
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APPLICATION WORKSHOPS
Moral Courage College

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FREE EVENING IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

Wednesday, July 27
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BREAKFAST
(Hotel)

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APPLICATION WORKSHOP
Bill of Rights Institute
iCivics
Retro Report
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BREAK

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POLICY DISCUSSIONS
Breakout Sessions

I) Cryptocurrency
Norbert Michel
Vice President and Director of the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives
Cody Carbone
Director of Policy, Digital Chamber of Commerce

II) Teaching Civic Culture Across Disciplines
Mary Foyle
English and Civics Teacher, Lunenburg High School
Samantha Hedges
Program Manager, Heterodox Academy
John Quesenberry
AP Government and AP U.S. History teacher, Woodrow Wilson High School
Kelly Young‐​Raymore
Government, History, and Social Justice teacher, River Rouge High School
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LUNCH

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POLICY DISCUSSIONS
Breakout Sessions

Social Media and Tech Policy
Will Duffield
Policy Analyst, Cato Institute
Jennifer Huddleston
Policy Counsel, NetChoice
Nicol Turner Lee
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, and Director of the Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution
Carrie Sheffield
Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Forum

II) 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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APPLICATION WORKSHOPS

Finding Time for Hard Topics
Dean Graziano
Vice President of Education, Izzit​.org

Debate and Civil Discourse
David Trigaux
Program Director, Washington Urban Debate League
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BREAK

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POLICY DISCUSSION

The Health of our Democracy

Jonathan Rauch
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

John Samples
Vice President, Cato Institute

Ruy Teixeira
Nonresident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
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BREAK

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RECEPTION

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DINNER PROGRAM: A CONVERSATION WITH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

Moderated by Jeffrey Vanderslice
Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute
Thursday, July 28
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BRUNCH

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SPHERE ON THE ROAD

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CLOSING REMARKS