Junior Practicum: Keynotes
Career Readiness and Skill-Building Summit
The summit comprises three programming dimensions—skill-building and career readiness; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and investigating alternatives for complex problems. Students joined one of seven early-career communities that featured presentations by accomplished professionals in a wide range of career fields: public health, media, the arts, social and natural sciences, politics and diplomacy, and more.
Racial Bias and Reproductive Freedom
Presentation by Alexis McGill Johnson, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
Transforming the Prison Industrial Complex
Discussion with Fatima Ashraf, policymaker, consultant, and professor of public policy and nonprofit management at the City College of New York.
Founder and CEO of the technology-based Gro Intelligence, Sara Menker seeks to bridge data gaps across the global agricultural sector and empower decision-makers to create a more informed and efficient industry.
Trust in Media
Presentation with news correspondent April Ryan, the only Black woman reporter covering urban issues from the White House for American Urban Radio Networks.
Gentrification and Urban Development
Discussion with Andrea Batista Schlesinger, who leads the Inclusive Cities practice at HR&A Advisors. Schlesinger understands how government, advocacy, and philanthropy can make cities just and dynamic places.
Women’s Rights and Gender Equality
Jessica Horn is a feminist analyst and strategic advisor on women’s rights with 20 years of experience in civil society, donor, and multilateral spaces in the Africa region and globally.
Reimagining Refugee Protection in the 21st Century
Presentation by Gregory A. Maniatis, who has worked closely with a range of international organizations, including the European Commission, on all aspects of migration and integration policy.
Music as Social Change
Celebrated artist and MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient Rhiannon Giddens ’00 is cofounder of the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, which uses the past to reveal truths about our present.