Watch Online, Sept. 4, 2012, Launch of a National Dialogue about Higher Education

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Shaping Our Future How Can Higher Education Help Us Create the Future We Want?

Watch the launch online (A brief registration is required)

Join us online on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, to kick off Shaping Our Future, a year-long national dialogue on the future of higher education. Through this initiative, students, faculty, administrators, employers, and members of the general public will reflect on how colleges and universities might help the country tackle some of its most vexing problems. Shaping Our Future is organized by the American Commonwealth Partnership and the National Issues Forums. The kick-off event will include information about forums now being planned on campuses and in communities nationwide.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The National Press Club   Washington, DC 20045  

Presentation and Panel Discussion 9 to 11 a.m. Eastern Time, National Press Club

Speakers and Panelists:

Martha Kanter, U.S. Undersecretary of Education

Nancy Cantor, Chancellor, Syracuse University

Muriel Howard, President, American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)

Bernie Ronan, Chair, The Democracy Commitment

Kaylesh Ramu, President, Student Government Association, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Scott Peters, Co-¬Director, Imagining America

Harry Boyte, National Coordinator, The American Commonwealth Partnership

Bill Muse, President, The National Issues Forums

David Mathews, President, The Kettering Foundation (via video)

Click here or on the link above to watch the launch online, September 4, 2012, 9 a.m. (ET) For more information contact Phil Lurie at or Jean Johnson at