Join us for the annual convening of Newman Civic Fellows to connect with one another, to learn from changemakers working locally and nationally, and to reflect on our common deliberative dialogue project. There will be dedicated time for networking and to learn about internships and post-graduate opportunities.

This is a private event for 2020-2021 Newman Civic Fellows offered at no cost.


Offered in partnership with Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.



Day 1: Friday, March 26
  • 4:00 - 4:30 PM Eastern
    Welcome, Networking, and Conference Overview
  • 4:30 - 5:15 PM Eastern
    National Policy-Making: A Conversation with United States Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy
  • 5:15 - 6:15 PM Eastern
    Policy-Making and Public Service: A Conversation with Emerging Leaders
    Raaheela Ahmed (School Board Member, Prince George’s County), Traci DeShazor (Deputy Secretary, Commonwealth of Virginia), and Jen Lunsford (Member, New York State Assembly)
  • 6:15 PM Eastern
Day 2: Saturday, March 27
  • 12:00 PM Eastern
  • 12:15 - 1:00 PM Eastern
    Deliberative Dialogue in Practice - Sponsored by Up to Us
    Shehrose Charania, University of Wisconsin Madison, Kortney Sims, University of Montana, Nisha Sridhar, University of Oregon, moderated by Peter Levine, Associate Dean, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life

  • 1:00 - 1:30 PM Eastern
    Networking: Post-graduate opportunities + Internships
  • 1:30 - 2:15 Eastern
    Newman Civic Fellows Alumni: The Changemaking Continues
    Zaynab Abdi, Cameron Conner, and Alexis Linda Lenderman with Justin Black
  • 2:15 - 3:00 PM Eastern
    Networking: Staying in Touch and Building Connections
  • 3:00 PM Eastern