CSPC "A Letter on STEM Education to America's Parents" Featured on AAAS News
on December 13, 2012
An article on the news website of the American Association for the Advancement of Science reports on the panel discussion from the release event for the CSPC "Letter on STEM Education to America's Parents."
CSPC Study on Second Presidential Terms Cited in Op-Ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer
on December 11, 2012
A December 11th op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer cites a CSPC study on second-terms by John P. Burke in its discussion of Obama's chances at dodging the second-term curse.
The op-ed quotes directly from Burke that for a President to kill the second-term curse they need to have "a clearheaded understanding ... of what reelection really means and what power it realistically conveys. It is most likely a vote of confidence. ... It is also, in part, a victory in a popularity contest and/or a rejection of an opponent. As a result, it probably will not yield a policy mandate for a second term. It surely is not a license to chase ideological dreams."
CSPC Trustee Sen. Chuck Hagel Featured in AOL Defense
on December 11, 2012
An AOL Defense article from December 11th discusses the prospects of CSPC Trustee Senator Chuck Hagel as a contender for Secretary of Defense, and comments on Hagel's argument that diplomacy rather than military power is the way to resolve emerging global crises.
CSPC's "A Letter on STEM Education to America's Parents" Featured on Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
on December 07, 2012
The relase of the CSPC "Letter on STEM Education to America's Parents" is featured in an article on the education news site Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. The article highlights the role diversity plays in the broader challenge of improving STEM education in the United States.
The article quotes attendee Dwight Carr, the STEM program manager at the Applied Physics Laboratory of the Johns Hopkins University, "I think [the CPSC letter is] a good first step. …You do have parents [as another audience member alluded to] who really care, but are economically disadvantaged. They aren’t necessarily sure who to contact, or how to mobilize other parents in their community. (The letter) gives those parents a tool."
To read "A Letter on STEM Education to America's Parents," click here.
CSPC Releases "A Letter on STEM Education to America's Parents" at AAAS
on December 06, 2012
On the morning of Thursday, December 6th, CSPC released "A Letter on STEM Education for America's Parents" at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to an audience of STEM education professionals, community leaders, and policymakers. The panel discussion was co-chaired by the Honorable Norm Augustine, former Senator Bill Brock and former Governor Roy Romer and moderated by Dr. Shirley Malcom, the Head of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources Programs at AAAS.
The report is the product of more than a year and a half of discussions among CSPC STEM education team members and other experts from within and outside of government. In an effort to acknowledge the central role parents play in their children’s education – and in some measure to recognize the lack of action in Congress on this issue – the STEM Education Issue Team has addressed this message directly to parents. The hope is that they will force policymakers to take necessary steps to improve the education system, so that it can better position students to thrive as adults and better position the United States to compete globally.
CSPC Summit on Religious Diversity and the Muslim Experience Featured in Huffington Post
on November 30, 2012
Huffington Post published an op-ed written by three participants of the recent CSPC summit on religious diversity and the American Muslim experience, hosted in cooperation with the Washington National Cathedral in October.
Citing the summit's discussion, Ambassador Tom Pickering (Chairman of CSPC Board of Trustees), The Very Reverend Gary Hall (Dean of Washington National Cathedral) and Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf (President of the Cordoba Initiative) make the case for taking a stand against religious intolerance and working to protect the vital American value of religious diversity and inclusion.
For more information about the summit, click here.
CSPC Study and PSQ Editor Cited in National Journal Feature
on November 24, 2012
In a recent National Journal feature, "Can Obama Dodge the Second-Term Trap?", George E. Condon Jr. cites a CSPC study on second-terms by John P. Burke and Presidential Studies Quarterly Editor George C. Edwards III. Edwards says that he remains optimistic that President Obama will not fall into the trap of second-term overreach because the President already learned his lesson from harsh mid-term opposition in 2010 in response to his overreaching in the early days of his first term. Burke argues that picking a good team is essential, as history has shown a correlation between the replacement of close advisers and the tendency for scandal in second terms.
CSPC President David Abshire Speaks at the Wilson Center
on November 13, 2012
CSPC President, Ambassador David Abshire, along with Jane Harman, President of the Wilson Center; the Honorable Sandy Berger; and Paul R. Verkuil, Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States, discuss Leon Fuerth's new paper on how to address today's unique challenges within the framework of Anticipatory Governance at the Wilson Center.