The Center's Division of United States Studies brought together scholars and activists for an all-day conference to discuss the compatibility of Islam and pluralistic democracy, the development of Muslim civil society and political participation, and the effects of inter-group tensions on political integration.
What are core American values, and how should they be taught in the nation's classrooms? Four lectures on the subject were presented by the Hon. Sandra Day O'Connor, Dr. Donna E. Shalala, Prof. Erwin Chemerinsky, and Prof. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot. The lightly edited version of their talks provides thoughts about both basic values and the approaches most likely to be successful with K-12 students.