October 05, 2018

In this week's The New Leader: The costs of commercializing healthcare, capital punishment in the Trump era, and more. 

Policy, News and Events for the NLC Community 

October 5, 2018

Featured in The New Leader:  

NLC releases Millennial Policy Initiative Recommendations:


NLC Opportunities:

Alumni Opportunity

NLC alumni (from any chapter) are now eligible to receive academic credit for completing the NLC Institute from Roger Williams University (RWU) for completing the Institute. 

RWU School of Continuing Studies will provide NLC graduates with: 

- Three-semester hour credits for completion of the NLC Institute; and 

- Fifteen percent tuition discount off of RWU’s regularly published, then prevailing tuition rates. 

RWU offers undergraduate and graduate courses both in person (in Rhode Island) and online. For more information, see https://scs.rwu.edu/partnerships/partners/new-leaders-council

An Honorable Profession: Columbus Councilmember Elizabeth Brown

An Honorable Profession, features Columbus Councilmember Elizabeth Brown, a champion of paid family leave, women’s health care, and immigrants’ rights. The podcast was founded to counter the rampant cynicism and policy failures that have dominated people’s perception of politics today by elevating voices of optimistic, dedicated, and innovative leaders like Brown.

New Politics Leadership Academy Applications

New Politics Leadership Academy is a nonpartisan non-profit organization dedicated to recruiting and supporting servant leaders to serve through politics. Through leadership development experiences, educational programming, and networking events, we're building a new pipeline into politics for Americans who have served our communities and country before and who feel called to continue their service by jumping into the political arena.

  • Answering the Call Program: Answering the Call is a leadership development experience that invites service alumni to explore whether they feel personally called to serve through politics. It is not a traditional training designed to teach participants technical skills like how to plan a campaign or manage volunteers. It is also not a motivational seminar, in which participants will encounter speakers or content designed to convince them to run for office. This is an opportunity for participants to undertake a personal journey to reflect on whether they feel called to political service. Answering the Call will be running in these locations: Atlanta, GA, Austin, TX, Boston, MA, Charlottesville, VA, Chicago, IL, Cleveland, OH, Kansas City, KS, Los Angeles, CA, Milwaukee, WI, Minneapolis, MN, New York City, NY, Orlando, FL, Philadelphia, PA, Phoenix, AZ, Pittsburgh, PA, San Antonio, TX, San Diego, CA, San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC.


Bipartisan Policy Center: Data Transparency 2018

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET; Washington, DC
  • BPC is pleased to invite you to Data Transparency 2018 (DT2018) on Wednesday, October 10 in Washington, D.C. The event, hosted by the Data Foundation, is the largest annual open data conference in the United States.

    When data are truly used as an asset, we develop greater transparency, analytics for better decision making, and cost reductions across the public and private sectors. Our government and society are increasingly embracing data formats and uses that lead to more evidence-informed decisions and reduce compliance burdens. Join data experts from around the country to examine the challenges, benefits, and solutions for information sharing across the public and private sectors.

    DT2018 will celebrate open data leaders from around the world who are championing the movement to make data more accessible and usable through data standards and inventories. Main stage speakers will include:

    ● Andrea Brandon, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS)
    ● John Dougall, State Auditor of Utah
    ● Nick Hart, Director of the Evidence Project, Bipartisan Policy Center
    ● Suzette Kent, Chief Information Officer, White House Office of Management and Budget
    ● Kris Rowley, Chief Data Officer, U.S. General Services Administration (Invited)
    ● Kelly Tshibaka, Chief Data Officer, Postal Service Office of the Inspector General

    The full event will also feature demonstrations of innovative data uses and discussions about transforming grant reporting, government uses of private sector data, and deploying data to fight fraud.

    Registration for this event is free for public sector employees. Individuals in the private sector, non-profit, and academia can register for the event with a 50% discount using the offer code BPC50 during registration. We look forward to seeing you all on October 10!

  • Register to attend

The Brooking Institution: The forgotten Americans: An economic agenda for a divided nation Featuring a conversation with Governors John Hickenlooper and John Kasich

  • Wednesday, October 10th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST, Washington, DC
  • Widening inequality and the loss of jobs to trade and technology has left a significant portion of the American workforce disenfranchised and skeptical of governments and corporations alike. These economic shifts are changing what it means—and feels like—to be middle class in America. On October 10, the Future of the Middle Class Initiative at Brookings will host Governors John Hickenlooper (D-Col.) and John Kasich (R-Ohio) for an event marking the launch of a new book by Brookings Senior Fellow Isabel Sawhill, “The Forgotten Americans: An Economic Agenda for a Divided Nation.” The event will feature a conversation with Governors Hickenlooper and Kasich, moderated by Brookings Senior Fellow Richard Reeves. The governors will take questions from the audience. After the governors’ discussion, Sawhill will present her new policy agenda for advancing the economic interests of a group she calls “the forgotten Americans.” The event will conclude with a panel of experts responding to Sawhill’s proposals. Panelists will take audience questions.
  • Register to Attend
  • Register for webinar

Policy Reports:

Education Next: What Governors Should Know About K-12 School Quality and the Economy

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The Brookings Institution: What is artificial intelligence?

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Bipartisan Policy Center: Letter from the Task Force on Higher Education Financing and Student Outcomes Co-Chairs

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The Walton Family Foundation: Putting A New Twist on an Old Individualized Learning Model

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