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14
Jan
2020
A conversation with the American Enterprise Institute’s Rick Hess (Part 2 of 2)

The education scholar speaks with Michael E. Hartmann about “big-R” and “little-r” reform, “big-P” and “little-p” philanthropy, school choice, and an “ivory tower of our own.”


13
Jan
2020
A conversation with the American Enterprise Institute’s Rick Hess (Part 1 of 2)

The education scholar speaks with Michael E. Hartmann about teaching, his early career, public-sector reform, and private-sector philanthropy.


12
Dec
2019
A conversation with First Things editor R. R. Reno (Part 2 of 2)

The author and former theology professor speaks with Daniel P. Schmidt and Michael E. Hartmann about philanthropy, the “open society,” populism, and true freedom.


11
Dec
2019
A conversation with First Things editor R. R. Reno (Part 1 of 2)

The author and former theology professor speaks with Daniel P. Schmidt and Michael E. Hartmann about rock-climbing, conservatism, and opinion journals and magazines.


15
Oct
2019
A conversation with the Hewlett Foundation’s Daniel Stid (Part 2 of 2)

The Madison Initiative director talks about Congress, the initiative’s grantees, and “philanthropic pluralism.”


14
Oct
2019
A conversation with the Hewlett Foundation’s Daniel Stid (Part 1 of 2)

The Madison Initiative director talks about his early career, management consulting, and philanthropy.


11
Oct
2019
A conversation with Jay Greene of the University of Arkansas (Part 2 of 2)

The Department of Education Reform chair talks about philanthropic education-reform strategies—including the Gates Foundation’s—and learning from failure, or not.


10
Oct
2019
A conversation with Jay Greene of the University of Arkansas (Part 1 of 2)

The Department of Education Reform chair talks about education-reform philanthropy and that which animates it, as well as Teach for America.


19
Aug
2019
A conversation with Craig Kennedy

Daniel P. Schmidt and Michael E. Hartmann talk to the Hudson Institute senior fellow and former Joyce Foundation and German Marshall Fund president about philanthropy and international affairs.


15
Aug
2019
A conversation with Carl Schramm (Part 2 of 2)

The Syracuse University professor and former Kauffman Foundation president talks about entrepreneurship, education, and philanthropy with Michael E. Hartmann.