ACYPL Virtual Town Hall Series

Friday, September 25, 2020: Voting in the 2020 Election 

Curious about how states are preparing for the upcoming election? Watch our Voting in the 2020 Election Town Hall featuring ACYPL alumni and election experts Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate (Chile and Brazil 1994) and New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver (Cuba 2015).

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September 10, 2020: The Rundown Down Under: Perspectives from Australia and New Zealand 

A conversation about the pandemic response in Australia and New Zealand with Senator Andrew Bragg (Australia to US 2018), Tamati Coffey MP (New Zealand to US 2018), and Anika Wells MP (Australia to US 2018), moderated by ProFellows Program Manager Pete DeAnna.

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August 28, 2020: The Modernization of the Legislature

This panel examined how COVID-19 has modernized legislatures across the country and impacted policy with alumni, The Honorable Anitere Flores (New Zealand 2009), The Honorable Ana Hernandez (Turkey 2006), The Honorable Derek Kitchen (Japan 2018), and The Honorable Ryan Mackenzie (Israel, the Palestinian Territories, and Jordan 2014), moderated by ACYPL Trustee Maggie Mick.

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August 6, 2020: The COVID-19 Outbreak: Perspectives from Malaysia

A conversation with ACYPL alumni Dr. Afif Bahardin (ProFellows 2019), Boo Su-Lyn (ProFellows 2018), Rajiv Rishyakaran (Legislative Fellows Program 2010), and Dr. Kelvin Yii MP (ProFellows 2017) on the outcomes of the Malaysian government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic – moderated by Norman Goh (ProFellows 2018) and ACYPL Professional Fellows Program Manager, Pete DeAnna.

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July 23, 2020: The Economic Impact of COVID-19

A conversation with Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball (Croatia and Hungary 2017) and Illinois State Treasurer Micheal Frerichs (Austrialia 2017) on the state response to COVID-19 and economic challenges of the pandemic in their communities.

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July 16, 2020: The Federal Response to COVID-19

ACYPL alums and policy experts Amol Naik (Timor Leste 2019), Jessica Woolley (India 2018), and Jeff Shapiro (Mexico 2020) discuss the CARES Act and the political impacts of the economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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July 2, 2020: The Future of K-12 Education

In our final Spotlight on Education session, ACYPL alumni experts Colby Coash (Brazil 2017), Chelsea King (Brazil 2017), and Quentin Phipps (Russia 2016) discussed how their school districts are enacting policy to ensure K-12 education can resume amid concerns about health and safety in schools for students, administrators, and teachers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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June 25, 2020: Distance Learning

In the second session of our Spotlight on Education series, ACYPL alumni and education policy experts Chelsea King (Brazil 2017), Miguel Solis (Croatia & Hungary 2019), and Stephanie Summers (China 2019) discussed how schools have managed the transition to distance learning in the era of COVID-19.

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June 18, 2020: Educating in the Era of COVID-19

In the first of our 3-part Spotlight on Education series, ACYPL alumni and education policy experts The Honorable Miguel Solis (Hungary and Croatia 2019), The Honorable Quentin Phipps (Russia 2016), and The Honorable Stephanie Summers (China 2019) discussed the effects of COVID-19 on the American Education System and how the global pandemic uncovered and exacerbated existing inequities in the system. 

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May 28, 2020: Alcohol Regulation

Ever wondered how beer can be turned into hand sanitizer? Are to-go cocktails here to stay? Watch ACYPL’s first Virtual Town Hall with ACYPL alumni and industry experts Dave Christman (Mexico 2019) and Dawson Hobbs (Croatia and Hungary 2015) to learn about how COVID-19 has affected the alcohol industry and regulation.

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