Inaugurated in 2010 by the Roosevelt Institute in collaboration with Guild Hall, the Hamptons Institute is dedicated to presenting a range of intellectual and professional perspectives on the most challenging issues confronting our country and the world. Its aim is to engage in thoughtful debate and deliberation on subjects that range from economics and business to politics and public policy, and from arts and culture, to the role of the media.
10:30 am INNOVATIONS IN EDUCATION
Moderator: Jacqueline Adams, former CBS News correspondent
Kahlil Byrd, CEO of Students First, founded by Michelle Rhee and active in 17 states. The organization advocates for political reforms that will benefit students rather than the education establishment.
Josh Zoia, Superintendent of KIPP NYC, founder of the KIPP schools in Lynn, MA, and one of the first teachers at KIPP NYC 18 years ago.
Reena Bhatia, Vice President of Education Programs of the LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation), which provides low-cost financing options for school construction, freeing up more funds for the classroom.
Priscilla Campbell, representing the local school district, is a classroom teacher at East Hampton High School, President of the East Hampton Teacher’s Association and Chairperson of the Long Island President’s Council.
12:00 pm Luncheon for Fellows, Sponsors and Speakers in the Minikes Garden at Guild Hall
1:30 pm AFTER SANDY: WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE?
Dava Sobel, popular science writer and author of the bestselling Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, will moderate a panel of experts in the environmental sciences from Columbia University's Earth Institute and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Steve Cohen, environmental policy expert
Sabine Marx, research scientist and expert in environmental risk perceptions
Adam Sobel, atmospheric scientist specializing in the dynamics of weather and climate
3:00 pm Reception with Light Refreshments
3:30 pm THE UNITED STATES & CHINA: FUTURE PROSPECTS
Moderator: Elizabeth Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies at Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
James Steinberg, Former Deputy U.S. Secretary of State and current Dean of the Maxwell School of Public Policy at Syracuse University, who has a new book out about U.S. China Relations.
Frank Newman, Former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury; former CEO of Shenzhen Development Bank and author of Why is China Booming While the American Economy Lags?
6:00 pm Cocktails