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February 9, 2017 -  John Bridgeland gave a TED talk at TEDx Pennsylvania Avenue entitled, "One Nation: Indivisible". The talk will be available for viewing soon. 
January 22, 2017 -  Sylvia Earle and John Bridgeland write an op.ed for The Huffington Post on the release of the National Geographic film, Sea of Hope. 
January 15, 7pm -  Sea of Hope, featuring oceanographer Sylvia Earle and teenage aquanauts on their journey from sea to shining sea to secure marine protected areas in U.S. waters, airs around the world on the National Geographic Channel. Bob Nixon is the film's producer and Sarah Nixon and John Bridgeland are Executive Producers. 
January 5, 2017 -  Sylvia Earle, Bob Nixon, John Bridgeland premiere their Sea of Hope film at National Geographic to an overflowing crowd to bring the national park idea to the ocean in the next century-- the "Blue Centennial".
December 7, 2016 -  On the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, John Bridgeland discusses 9/11 and the spirit of service and civic engagement that emerged after that day on traveltelevision.org. 
November 30- December 3, 2017 -  EARTH President's Advisory Board Chair John Bridgeland and President's Youth Advisory Board member Fallon Bridgeland participate in the 24th EARTH University Graduation with President José Zaglul, former Board Chair Randal C. Teague, Sr., and more than 100 graduates from more than two dozen countries.
November 14, 2016 - 

General Stanley McChrystal, John Bridgeland, Alan Khazei, Arne Duncan, Walter Isaacson, Elliot Gerson, Tae Yoo, Jean Case, Shirley Sagawa, Mackenzie Moritz, Zach Maurin, and other leaders launched the Service Year Alliance in New York City, with a goal of 1 million 18-28 year olds in a full year of national service within a generation. Read John Bridgeland's remarks from the launch.

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Sylvia Earle, Bob Nixon, John Bridgeland and Sarah Nixon premiere their Sea of Hope film at National Geographic to an overflowing crowd, to bring the national park idea to the ocean in the next century -- the "Blue Centennial". 

EARTH President's Advisory Board Chair John Bridgeland and President's Youth Advisory Board member Fallon Bridgeland participate in the 24th EARTH University Graduation with President José Zaglul, former Board Chair Randal C. Teague, Sr., and more than 100 graduates from more than two dozen countries.

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle and Rob from the Earth Conservation Corps go snorkeling in the Potomac River and discuss what it will take to clean up America’s rivers and ocean. John Bridgeland, Bob and Sarah Nixon, and Brian Skerry joined the expedition to film the Blue Centennial.

John Bridgeland and Bruce Reed join Dr. Sylvia Earle, Richard Pyle, and Bob and Sarah Nixon aboard the KOK for scientific expeditions in Pisces IV and V subs to explore marine life in the depths of the ocean.  Civic Fellows Lily and Sarah Jenkins from Molokai joined the expedition.  The Blue Centennial team participated in public hearings for the expansion of Papahanaumokuakea National Marine Monument.  




Results for America

2016 Federal Invest In What Works Event



April 18, 2016:
Results for America gathered top federal leaders at the Newseum in Washington D.C. to discuss their most exciting efforts to build and use evidence to improve results for the American people. This video features former White House Directors John Bridgleand and Bruce Reed, former USAID Administrator Raj Shah, and Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan.


Growing Healthy Communities

Ideasteam Public Media Forum



January 25-26, 2016:
John Bridgeland appeared on Cleveland public radio — Sound of Ideas — to discuss the high school dropout challenge with Mike McIntyre. He gave the keynote address at the Ideasteam public media forum, Growing Healthy Communities, and participated in a panel discussion with CEOs from the community.

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Cleveland Plain Dealer, "Doubling down on Cleveland's investment in people: Kurt Karakul and Kathryn Wertheim Hexter (Opinion)"
Sound of Ideas TV & Radio Program
News Story on TV & Radio Show
The Ohio Channel

The Aspen Institute

Launch of the Future of Work Initiative



December 16, 2015:
The Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program launched the Future of Work Initiative, co-chaired by Bruce Reed and John Bridgeland. The launch event featured a series of panel discussions with key voices in the conversation around independent workers, in the on-demand economy and beyond. Senator Mark Warner and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez joined the discussion.

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