2016-17 Annual Report for the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life

(See reports specifically on the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, or the Service-Learning Program)

Funding for faculty initiatives

Funding for students


Panels, Speakers, and Events:

As in year’s past, the Allbritton Center presented a series of panels on the most pressing issues in current public life.  The Right Now! series presented four panels on various issues in the 2016 election:

  • The Role(s) of Religion (October 27)

    • Anthea Butler, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania
    • Jessica Martinez, Pew Research Center
    • Sarah Posner, journalist
    • Moderator: Liza McAlister, Professor of Religion
  • The Future of Foreign Policy (December 5)

    • Daniel J. Jones, Penn Quarter Group
    • John Cavanagh, Institute for Policy Studies
    • Ted Wittenstein, Director of International Relations & Leadership Programs, Yale University
    • Moderator: Doug Foyle, Associate Professor of Government
  • The Role of Identity Politics (March 29)

    • Jenny Boylan, Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence, Barnard College
    • Michael Eric Dyson, Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University
    • Mark Lilla, Department of History, Columbia University
    • Moderator: Victoria Pitts-Taylor, Professor and Chair of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Other Right Now! Events included:

  • Senator Chris Murphy, Roundtable on Climate Change (February 4)