Sponsored by Athens Chautauqua Society, as part of its new virtual Public Deliberations Series, in collaboration with the National Issues Forum
THIS HIGHLY INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION IS DESIGNED TO HELP AMERICANS DELIBERATE TOGETHER about what we should do to address unprecedented challenges that may hinder future generations from leading successful and economically secure lives. The discussion, using a detailed guidebook published by the highly regarded National Issues Forum, outlines three different ways of considering the issue. Each suggests actions we might take, along with trade-offs we would have to accept.
Altogether, these options allow participants to explore important values and tensions shared by many. Information in this guide raises crucial questions for which there are no easy answers.
Will the next generation, like those before it, be able to build an economically secure future, or will it face too many unprecedented challenges that undercut its prospects?
Should present-day priorities be more important than our obligations to future generations?
Is the next generation receiving the education and support it needs to succeed?
Are there disparities that we should be addressing today to enable future generations to prosper tomorrow?
Bolstering the chances of success for future generations requires us to consider choices that cut across conventional partisan lines and generational differences. What course of action should be a priority as we plan for the future?
This virtual event is strictly limited to 20 participants who are expected to read the guide and view a video beforehand. Go to: