From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
1 Whitehall Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY, 10004

The Policies that Divide Us: Segregation and Gentrification in the 21st Century

New York has the most segregated school system in the country, perpetuated in part by public policies that create and sustain a gulf in housing opportunity between black and white Americans. Segregated housing is deeply intertwined with health, wealth, and educational attainment. As gentrification pushes communities of color out of their neighborhoods, what policies could...

From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
New York University, King Juan Carlos Center Auditorium, New York, NY, 10012

Citizenship and Its Discontents in the Middle East

The very concepts of rights, inclusion, and pluralism have been under sustained attack in the Middle East for generations. This regional crisis is part of a global phenomenon of eroding rights in contexts as varied as the Arabian Peninsula to the U.S.–Mexico border. Experiments are underway to address this widening rights gap. Reformers are trying...

From 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Longworth House Office Building, Room B208, Washington, DC, 20515

Growing Manufacturing Communities and the Defense Industrial Base

How can we best rebuild American manufacturing? One place to start is the Defense Manufacturing Communities Support Program, a dynamic new model aimed at mobilizing communities to address the urgent manufacturing needs key to our national security. The program builds on a successful Commerce Department pilot program that organized 24 communities to implement coordinated plans...

From 9:00 am to 11:00 am
The National Press Club, First Ammendment Lounge, Washington, DC, 20045

Restoring the Promise of Community Colleges

Two-year colleges are meant to be America’s quintessential institutions for the aspiring middle class. However, the latest research shows that community colleges are deeply underfunded to the point where they cannot provide the necessary support for students. What can be done to ensure that community colleges are funded in a way that will provide students...

From 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, First Street NE, Washington, DC, 20515

Hill Briefing: An Introduction to Instructional Spending in Higher Ed

As the Higher Education Act (HEA) is being discussed in the House and Senate, many are calling for new policies that would give students and taxpayers a better return on their investment. In an effort to better understand how well schools are currently putting their resources towards helping students succeed, The Century Foundation, Third Way,...

From 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
The U.S. Capitol Visitor's Center, SVC Room 201-00, Washington, DC, 20515

Hill Briefing: How Congress, States, and School Districts Can Take Action on School Diversity

Sixty-five years after Brown v. Board of Education, the research remains clear that integrated schools produce better outcomes for all students, and strategies to promote racial and socioeconomic diversity are being used by school districts across the country. Please join the National Coalition on School Diversity and The Century Foundation for a congressional briefing on...

From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
NYU Wagner - The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY, 10012

Debates of the Century @ NYU Wagner: Congestion Pricing

The Century Foundation and NYU Wagner are proud to present Debates of the Century @NYU Wagner, a public debate series showcasing thoughtful, informed dialogue from leading experts. “New York City should implement congestion pricing” Traffic gridlock and an ailing subway system define New York City’s struggle with overcrowding and a deteriorating transit infrastructure. As these...