The Next America: Pathways to Success

November 7, 2013
8:30 - 11:15 am EST


Thursday, November 7

8:30 am EST Welcome Remarks - The Next America: Pathways to Success     Watch On-Demand
  • Poppy MacDonald, Senior Vice President, National Journal
  • Dan Greenstein, Director of Education, Postsecondary Success, Gates Foundation
8:40 am EST Two-on-Two Moderated Interview     Watch On-Demand
Moderated by: Ron Brownstein, Editorial Director, Atlantic Media and Jordan Fabian, Political Editor, Fusion
  • Dr. Anthony Carnevale PhD, Director and Research Professor, Center on Education and the Workforce, Georgetown University
  • Dr. Peggy McLeod, Deputy Vice President for Education and Workforce Development at the National Council of La Raza
9:00 am EST Opening Keynote Interview with Sen. Robert Menendez     Watch On-Demand
Moderated by: Ron Brownstein
  • Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ)
Followed by Audience Q&A
9:25 am EST Scope of Program/Poll Presentation     Watch On-Demand
Presentation by: Ron Brownstein
9:35 am EST Remarks by College Board President David Coleman     Watch On-Demand
  • David Coleman, President and CEO, College Board
9:40 am EST Keynote Remarks by Cecilia Munoz     Watch On-Demand
  • The Honorable Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to the President and Director, Domestic Policy Council
Followed by Interview/Audience Q&A with Ron Brownstein
9:45 am EST One-on-One Interview with Ray Suarez     Watch On-Demand
  • Ray Suarez, Chief National Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
  • Ron Brownstein, Editorial Director, Atlantic Media
9:55 am EST Higher Education Panel     Watch On-Demand
Moderated by: Fawn Johnson, Correspondent, National Journal and
Ray Suarez, Chief National Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
  • The Honorable Nina Rees, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools; Former Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement, US Department of Education
  • Dr. Daniel R. Porterfield, President, Franklin & Marshall College
  • Timothy Renick, Vice Provost and Chief Enrollment Officer, Georgia State University
Followed by Audience Q&A
10:25 am EST Remarks by Edwin Torres     Watch On-Demand
  • Edwin Torres, Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation

10:30 am EST Workforce Panel     Watch On-Demand
  • Jason Perkins-Cohen, Executive Director, Job Opportunities Work Force
  • Esther Aguilera, President & CEO Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Followed by Audience Q&A
11:05 am EST Case Study: Alamo Academies     Watch On-Demand
  • Gene Bowman, Executive Director, Alamo Academies
Followed by Interview/Audience Q&A with Sophie Quinton

About this conference

National Journal is pleased to present a re-launch event for The Next America project; a multi-platform program that explores how America's changing demography is changing the national agenda, with a special focus on the challenge of lifting more of the diverse next America into the middle class. With America's under-18 population expected to become majority minority within this decade, Hispanics, African Americans, Asians, and other minorities will provide the preponderance of growth for the future college class and workforce.

Join National Journal for the first Next America event in a series that will bring together educators, employers, analysts, and political leaders to examine the pathways to success for America's rapidly changing population. The event also gives us an occasion to share the top findings about attitudes among minorities and whites alike on the ingredients for success in contemporary America from our College Board/National Journal Next America Poll.

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