Ten Bryn Mawr students joined President Jane McAuliffe at the National Constitution Center on Oct. 11 for the inaugural event in a series of discussions featuring elected officials, journalists, business leaders, and others, titled “A More Perfect Union: A Dialogue on American Values.”
Moderated by George Stephanopoulos and sponsored by the Ford Foundation in partnership with Georgetown University, this event focused on how values play into decisions about the federal budget.
“It was fantastic to be able to attend an event with so many influential people talking about one of today’s most important issues,” says Daniele Arad-Neeman ’14. “What was great about this event was that it was a non-partisan discussion instead of a politicized debate.”
Event participants included:
- Calvin Butts, Pastor, The Abyssinian Baptist Church; President, SUNY College at Old Westbury
- Richard Danzig, Chairman of the Board, Center for a New American Security; Former Secretary of the Navy
- Carly Fiorina, Chairman and CEO, Carly Fiorina Enterprises; Former Chairman and CEO, Hewlett-Packard
- Juliet García, President, University of Texas at Brownsville; Trustee, Ford Foundation
- Michael Gerson, Opinion Writer, Washington Post; Former White House Speechwriter
- John DeGioia, President, Georgetown University
- Michael A. Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia
- Peter Orszag, Vice Chairman, Global Banking, Citigroup; Former White House Budget Director
- Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Chair, American Bridge; Former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
- Luis Ubiñas, President, Ford Foundation
For more on the event, visit the Ford Foundation website.
Images from the event can be seen in the below slideshow or on The Ford Foundation’s Flickr account.