Registration and breakfast - 8:00 to 8:30 a.m.
Opening remarks - 8:30 a.m.
The Arizona Community Foundation, the Center for the Future of Arizona, and the Girl Scouts--Arizona Cactus-Pine Council invite you attend a captivating conversation with Robert D. Putnam, focusing on his groundbreaking examination of the growing opportunity gap among America's youth. In his latest book, Dr. Putnam uses empirical evidence and compelling narratives to illustrate the growing class divide in American society.
A nationally recognized social scientist, Dr. Putnam is the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and acclaimed author of Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. He has written 14 books, translated into more than 20 languages, including Bowling Alone and Making Democracy Work, both among the most cited publications in the social sciences in the last half century. He has consulted for the last three American presidents, the last three British prime ministers, the last French president, prime ministers from Ireland to Singapore, and hundreds of grassroots leaders and activists in many countries.
Join us on January 12 when this respected thought leader will discuss the growing crisis for a central tenet of the American Dream--that all kids, regardless of their family background, should have equality of opportunity.