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The Askwith Education Forum

The Askwith Education Forum logoThe Askwith Education Forum brings leading voices from across the field of education (and beyond) to the Harvard Graduate School of Education for rich and spirited conversations about issues affecting schools, universities, families, and communities. The events in our Forum series are highlights of HGSE's annual calendar, providing an opportunity for students, faculty, and other community members to come together to engage with the practitioners, policymakers, scholars, and thinkers who are shaping education today.

This lecture series was established in 1998 by the children and grandchildren of Herbert Askwith, A.B.'(19)07. Askwith Education Forums are designed as in-person experiences. For those who can’t attend in person, events will be livestreamed and available for later viewing on the Harvard Education YouTube channel.

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Harvard Climate Action Week Event

Building Our Resilient Future: Education Driving Hope, Innovation, and Action

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Askwith Hall (Longfellow) and Gutman Library

Join us as we highlight an action-oriented agenda for the education sector — with innovation and engagement as drivers for climate resilience. In a panel conversation in Askwith Hall, we'll show how schools, leaders, and communities are making an impact in mitigating climate change, creating collaborative learning opportunities, and advancing equity. Then, in an informal and energetic afternoon session we're calling the Solutions Showcase, we'll gather in the Gutman Conference Center to explore ways to accelerate progress and to act with hope and urgency. Guests will have a chance to connect with education organizations, nonprofits, and student change-makers who are doing the work, and to trade ideas over a light buffet lunch. 

See the program of events and participants.

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The Askwith Education Forum Playlist

Watch past Askwith Education Forum events and the Future of Education convenings,
which were part of HGSE's Centennial celebration in 2020. 


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Education Now logoEducation Now is HGSE's actionable 30-minute webinar series responding to the dramatic changes in the field of education in the wake of COVID-19. Our episodes provide insights and strategies to shape equitable new approaches to challenges across the education landscape.
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Coverage of Past Askwith Education Forums

Electric school bus on Appian Way

An Askwith Education Forum and a Solutions Showcase shine a light on education’s impact on climate change

John Silvanus Wilson

Expert in the field of education ethics explore critical questions around the role of schools and universities in promoting democracy

Biddy Martin, Howard Gardner, and Wendy Fischman at the Askwith Education Forum

Authors Wendy Fischman and Howard Gardner discuss finding the purpose in education in a complex world

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