Margaret Spellings and Kati Haycock at the “Helping Every Child Succeed” Carolina Forum, September 22, 2016

The Carolina Forum was organized in July 1948 and aimed to bring leaders of government, labor, industry and education to speak on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The goal and tagline was “to bring to the campus of the oldest state university in the nation the best minds in the world.”

A re-imagined Carolina Forum in the twenty-first century creates a new space and a place for discussion and debate on big domestic and global policy challenges. The Forum fosters non-partisan discussion and deliberation. Its mission is to educate and to engage students in a dialogue about key policy issues in the U.S. and around the globe.

Mary Beth Maxwell and Dorian T. Warren at the "Social and Economic Inequality in America" Carolina Forum on April 11, 2017
Mary Beth Maxwell and Dorian T. Warren at the “Social and Economic Inequality in America” Carolina Forum on April 11, 2017

The Forum hosts leaders in policy and politics, higher education, and the private and non-profit sector. The Forum provides an opportunity for students to evaluate the debate surrounding complex policy problems and to enhance their ability to reason through competing arguments.

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The Carolina Forum is hosted by
UNC Public Policy (College of Arts & Sciences) with support from
the UNC Public Policy Fund, the Duncan MacRae Jr. Fund and the Craver Faculty Fund