Cowan opens national forum on civics education

CCLP director Geoffrey Cowan provided opening remarks to the Civic Innovators Forum for Civics Learning at the National Press Club on Wednesday, March 30. The program, which also included presentations by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Pete Peterson, brought together top policymakers, scholars, journalists and philanthropists to explore ways to bolster civics education in schools across the country….

Geoffrey Cowan named president of Sunnylands Trust

CCLP director Geoffrey Cowan, dean emeritus of the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, has been named the first president of the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands. The Sunnylands Trust is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit operating entity established by the Annenberg Foundation primarily to hold high level retreats that "address serious issues facing the nation and the world community." Sunnylands is the name of the late Walter and Leonore Annenberg's beautiful 200-acre estate in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The estate will serve as a venue for important meetings of top government officials and leaders from education, philanthropy, the arts, culture, science…