The Harvard Graduate School of Education is pleased to announce its fall 2015 Askwith Forums, a series of public lectures dedicated to discussing challenges facing education, sharing new knowledge, and generating spirited conversation. This season’s forum series kicks off with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who has long focused on critical issues in education including college affordability and student debt. Other highlights include a discussion of the democratization of American higher education with Harvard Law School Professor Lani Guinier; and a conversation with district superintendents — including Joseph Davis of the Ferguson-Florrisant (Missouri) School District — on the social responsibility of urban districts to provide equity. Many of this fall’s forums are planned in conjunction with the Fulfilling the Promise of Diversity, an ongoing conversation and set of cohesive experiences bringing the HGSE community together around a topic central to our work as educators and individuals.

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