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Speaker Series: How Ideas Become Policy - Getting Stuff Done

Please join Ambassador Sarah Mendelson, Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy and Head of Heinz College in Washington DC as she interviews former senior U.S. government officials to gather tools and tips for successfully turning ideas into policies while also acknowledging today's multiple crises.

For more information, and to register for the zoom sessions, please see below:

How the SDGs Came Together - A Plan for Humanity through 2030

Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens, President, UN Foundation, Former U.S. Representative to ECOSOC. This session will be pre-recorded.

Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021

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Digital Repression and How the Biden Administration Can Respond

Steve Feldstein, Senior Fellow, Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, State Department

Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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Leveraging International Engagement to Advance Justice at Home - Reflections on What Works

Maha Jweied, former Acting Director, Access to Justice Office, Department of Justice

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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Sustainable Cities - What’s Working and Why

Anthony Pipa, Senior Fellow, Center for Sustainable Development, Brookings Institution, Former Chief Strategy Officer at USAID among other senior appointments in the Obama administration.

Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm ET

Registration: Registration is required to attend this event, please register below.

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This speaker session is part of the course "How Ideas Become Policy: Getting Stuff Done" taught by Ambassador Sarah Mendelson, Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy and Head of Heinz College in Washington, DC.