Events at the IOP

  1. A Mayor for Change: Tackling National Issues at the Local Level

    Thursday April 12 - 4:15pm

    Moving Forward From Here
    In our final session, we will explore the current moment in America and the role local government and local leaders can and should play to move to a brighter future.

  2. The Politics of Globalization: How Trade Became a Four-Letter Word

    Monday April 16 - 4:15pm

    Implications for the Next Generation: The Role of Automation and Global Trade, Jobs and Employment
    What are the trends and changes upcoming graduates should expect to see in the next decade as they enter the workforce? Simply put, where are we heading in the next 10-15 years? What industries, institutions and roles exist for public servants interested in trade? How does the shifting trade landscape affect career opportunities across the government? Or the private sector? What areas of opportunity are opening up due to the change we’re living through?

    Invited Guest: James Manyika, Director, McKinsey Global Institute
    Manyika is a senior partner at McKinsey & Co. and director of the firms economic research arm, the McKinsey Global Institute. Manyika is a leader of McKinsey’s global TMT practice. At MGI Manyika has lead research on technology and its impact, the future of work, as well as growth, productivity and competitiveness. In 2012 he was appointed by BHO as Vice Chair of the Global Development Council.

  3. The Art of the Political Revolution: Millennials, Progressives and and the Future of the Democratic Party

    Tuesday April 17 - 4:15pm

    Special Session: The Right Electoral Potion
    In 2017, Democrats saw some success electorally - flipping 34 state legislative seats from red to blue, doubling the number of African American lieutenant governor’s in the country, securing a reliably republican Senate seat in Alabama. However, there is real debate within the Democratic Party on what is the best way forward. Do we go all in to win Obama-Trump voters back to the left? What is the right mix of persuasion and mobilization? Is “A Better Deal” really the message that resonates from Appalachia to California? How do we go about turning out voters of color without scarring of moderate voters we need?

    Guest(s): Justin Fairfax, Lt. Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia