2011: Protecting the American Dream for Our Children

Speakers and dates for the series were as follows:

Monday, February 21, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Erskine BowlesAlan Simpson
Ron Insana

“Is There a Fair Way to Reduce the Federal Deficit?” with Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, moderated by Ron Insana, senior analyst and commentator for CNBC.

Monday, March 28, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Charles ReedJack O'Connell
Gloria BorgerAntonio Villaraigosa

“How Can Public Education Succeed for Our Children?” with Jack O’Connell, former state superintendent of public instruction of California, Charles Reed, chancellor of the California State University system, and Antonio Villaraigosa, mayor of Los Angeles, moderated by Gloria Borger, senior political analyst for CNN.

Monday, April 18, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Jim JonesChris Dodd
Gloria BorgerStephen Hadley

“How Does America Lead in a Competitive World?” with Chris Dodd, former United States senator, Jim Jones, former assistant to President Barack Obama for National Security Affairs, and Stephen Hadley former assistant to President George W. Bush for National Security Affairs, moderated by Gloria Borger, senior political analyst for CNN.

Monday, May 23, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Evan BayhJohn Warner
Judy Woodruff

“Can Civility Be Returned in Governing Our Nation?with John Warner and Evan Bayh, both former United States senators, moderated by Judy Woodruff, senior correspondent of PBS NewsHour.