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Freedom Center Summit

Foundations of Civic Culture

The Importance of Teachers to Free Speech, Civil Discourse, Economics, and Public Policy

Dates and Times
Location
University of Arizona Phoenix Biomedical Campus
Piper Auditorium
435 North 5th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Featured Speakers
Clark Neily
Clark Neily

Senior Vice President for Legal Studies, Cato Institute

Jonathan Rauch headshot
Jonathan Rauch

Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

John Samples
John Samples

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

Gina Godbehere

retired prosecutor, City of Goodyear

Saura Masconale

Associate Director, Center for the Philosophy of Freedom, University of Arizona

David Schmidtz
David Schmidtz

Founding Director, Center for the Philosophy of Freedom, University of Arizona

Zachary Stout
Nadine Strossen
Nadine Strossen

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

Steve Twist

Vice President and General Counsel, Services Group of America

About

How can teachers strengthen their classrooms by creating a culture of free speech, civil discourse, and respect for diverse viewpoints?

What are the most pressing issues facing society today, and how can teachers help their students learn how to analyze and navigate them?

This hands‐​on application‐​focused seminar provides tools and strategies to address these questions with nationally renowned scholars and academics. It is a unique opportunity to engage with colleagues from throughout the region and earn free professional development hours.Sphere Education Initiatives and the University of Arizona’s Center for the Philosophy of Freedom are proud to present “Foundations of Civic Culture: The Importance of Teachers to Free Speech, Civil Discourse, Economics, and Public Policy” on January 27 – 28 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Benefits

Built especially for high school teachers and administrators, this free event offers the following benefits:

  • 8 hours of professional development
  • Free classroom resources and books
  • 3 meals included
  • $100 stipend upon completion

Schedule

Friday, January 27
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REGISTRATION

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DINNER

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WELCOMING REMARKS AND OPENING KEYNOTE
Free speech, Civil Discourse, and the Role of Teachers

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

Saturday, January 28
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REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

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OPENING
The Individual and Society: Understanding Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law

Saura Masconale
Associate Director, Center for the Philosophy of Freedom, University of Arizona

Zachary Stout

David Schmidtz
Founding Director, Center for the Philosophy of Freedom, University of Arizona

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PANEL CONVERSATION
Public Policy, Viewpoint Diversity, and Civil Discourse: Criminal Justice Reform

Gina Godbehere
retired prosecutor, City of Goodyear

Steve Twist
Vice President and General Counsel, Services Group of America

Clark Neily
Senior Vice President for Legal Studies, Cato Institute

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KEYNOTE LECTURE
The Health of our Democracy

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

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NETWORKING BREAK

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APPLICATION WORKSHOPS

“Bringing Civil Discourse to Your Classroom”
Sphere Education Initiatives

“The Plainest Demands of Justice: Documents for Dialogue on the African American Experience”
Bill of Rights Institute

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LUNCH