From 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street, New York, 10011

A Century Ahead: Celebrating the Next Generation of Policy Leaders

See the full list of supporters and sponsors in the event program here.  Join us on October 24th in New York City as we commemorate 100 years of The Century Foundation and celebrate the next generation of policy leaders. For 100 years, The Century Foundation has delivered thoughtful, evidence-based policy leadership with purpose. In the...

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

“Fail State”: A Film Screening and Discussion on For-Profit Colleges

The award-winning documentary “Fail State” investigates the dark side of American higher education, chronicling the decades of policy decisions in Washington, D.C. that have given rise to a powerful and highly-predatory for-profit college industry. With echoes of the subprime mortgage crisis, the film lays bare how for-profit colleges exploit millions of low-income and minority students,...

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,...