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The Common Good brings outstanding and knowledgeable personalities together with people from all walks of life to debate urgent issues - with passion, but always civility. We're convinced this seeking of common ground will be infectious, inspiring the free exchange of ideas, engaging our citizens to get involved in our democracy and uniting the country to do what is right to move forward again. Together, we will make a difference.

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The Common Good brings outstanding and knowledgeable personalities together with people from all walks of life to debate urgent issues - with passion, but always civility. We're convinced this seeking of common ground will be infectious, inspiring the free exchange of ideas, engaging our citizens to get involved in our democracy and uniting the country to do what is right to move forward again. Together, we will make a difference.

    Russia's War on Ukraine: How Will It End?

    Russia's War on Ukraine: How Will It End?

    Putin’s unprovoked war on Ukraine is unfolding in human tragedy and enormous change to the world order. To help break down how the war may end or drag on - and what the ramifications are to Ukraine, Europe, the US, and the globe, we are honored to host Ambassador John Herbst, US ambassador to Ukraine from 2003 to 2006, Nina Khrushcheva, granddaughter of Nikita Khrushchev and expert on Russia at the New School, and our moderator Congresswoman Jane Harman, who served on the House Intelligence Committee.



    To RSVP for upcoming events, visit our events page at: https://www.thecommongoodus.org/

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Gen Z Impact with John Della Volpe

    The Gen Z Impact with John Della Volpe

    We are thrilled to have John Della Volpe, the dynamic Director of Polling at Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics, and a top authority on understanding American youth, together with two young and inspiring leading voices of Gen Z: Santiago Mayer, political strategist and Executive Director of Voters of Tomorrow, and Jing-Jing Shen, a Harvard student studying Chemistry and Government and 2021 Chair of the Harvard Public Opinion Project.  Our discussion will be led by another national expert on youth, David Burstein, the CEO & Co-Founder of Run for America.

    The Washington Post has referred to John Della Volpe as one of the world’s leading authorities on global opinion and influence among young people, especially Millennials. We’ll discuss their anger at the serious problems being left them, their aspirations, and how to harness their passions to create the change we need moving forward.

    Coming of age at a moment of division and disinformation, these teenagers and college students have organized around issues that impact their daily lives, from gun control to climate change to racial justice.  Our youngest citizens are the most diverse and most educated in history, making them more connected to the world around them then ever before  -  and they are not afraid to disrupt the status quo. How do they engage in our democracy? What are the issues that will drive their actions and their vote?

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Smithsonian American Women's History Museum

    Smithsonian American Women's History Museum

    Women’s History Museum

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    Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Smithsonian’s Lisa Sasaki and others TBD

    Wednesday, March 16th

    5:00 pm ET

    Let’s celebrate! The culmination of a years-long effort to establish a women’s history museum in Washington, DC has finally come to fruition with the passage of the Smithsonian Women’s History Act.

    Every young person visiting this museum will be able to see powerful examples of the heights that women can achieve, or the sacrifices and hard work by our women forebears that help women today reach their full potential.  Young people yearn to know about the inspirational examples of the amazing women who may be featured in the Museum.

    About the Speakers:

    Carolyn Maloney, a representative of New York, was the first woman to Chair the Joint Economic Committee, a House and Senate panel that examines and addresses the nation’s most pressing economic issues. She is also Chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

    Congresswoman Maloney has led the effort to create a museum dedicated to the contributions women have made throughout the history of the United States.

    Lisa Sasaki is the interim director of the Smithsonian American Women's History Museum and director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Prior to this, Sasaki was director of the Audience and Civic Engagement Center at the Oakland Museum of California and director of program development Japanese American National Museum.

    • 56 min
    Biden: Year One

    Biden: Year One

    We are thrilled to have former presidential advisor David Gergen, a political analyst from the Atlantic Ron Brownstein, former GOP communications director Tara Setmayer, and Time magazine’s national political correspondent Molly Ball, join us for an important look back at Joe Biden’s first year as president, examining the successes and failures, low points and the highlights of the administration so far. Our expert panel will discuss how America has changed under President Biden, and share their thoughts on what is to come in 2022 and beyond.

    What are we likely to see from the next 3 years of the Biden Presidency? What is the outlook for 2022? Join The Common Good for a smart and substantive discussion about how Biden is doing, how it fits in the historical context, and how he can do better.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Meet and Greet with Huma Abedin

    Meet and Greet with Huma Abedin

    Meet top Clinton aide and advisor Huma Abedin.   

    Huma Abedin has led an extraordinary life and career that has spanned positions at the White House, the Senate, and the State Department as a top aide, advisor, and close confidant to former Secretary of State, US Senator, and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.  Although Abedin has strived to stay out of the public eye, her recent best-selling memoir Both/And shares a poignant narrative of her family background and childhood in Saudi Arabia, her tumultuous marriage to political figure Anthony Weiner, and her work for stateswoman and candidate Clinton, that led her to serve as vice-chair of Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign for President of the United States and deputy chief of staff to Clinton when she was U.S. Secretary of State, among other important roles.  

    Finally sharing her experiences and lessons after decades as an extremely private but elite insider in the world of politics and policy, Abedin joins The Common Good for an exclusive, members-only in-person event hosted and moderated by legendary venture capitalist Alan Patricof.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Financial Forecast 2022 with Byron Wien and Joe Zidle

    Financial Forecast 2022 with Byron Wien and Joe Zidle

    Wednesday, February 23rd

    5:00-6:00pm ET

    We are thrilled to have Byron Wien, Vice Chairman of Blackstone, and Joe Zidle, Managing Director and the Chief Investment Strategist at Blackstone, return together for an important and timely conversation on the economy, the markets, and political and international events that may affect your portfolio, your business or simply your peace of mind.

    Join us with these renowned experts for a special forecast examining many of the unusual factors of 2022, including growing political division, the ongoing impact of Covid, and a reckoning with America’s low-wage workers.

    What are we likely to see in the next few months? What surprises should we expect in 2022? Join The Common Good to find out.

    • 59 min

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