Last week we celebrated the official opening of the Ambassador Barbara Barrett & Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Washington Center at ASU, a new home for learning programs in DC, like those established by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, The McCain Institute for International Leadership and others, and an energetic hub where ASU can work with thought-leaders, decision-makers and diverse partners to advance solutions to national and global issues. Located blocks from the White House, the center hosted a series of special events highlighting the work of ASU's schools and colleges on timely topics. We were also privileged to welcome members of the Barrett and O'Connor families to the center to honor its groundbreaking namesakes.
During the week, I joined Tekedra Mawakana, Waymo's global head of policy, to explore the impact of autonomous vehicles on city design. The School of Civic and Economic Thought Leadership, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, School of Public Service and Community Development, and the Global Sport Institute among others are convening panels to examine issues ranging from free speech to law enforcement, military conflict to journalism, athletics to design, and much more. ASU is excited to begin this new chapter in its growth and service, and I invite you to visit the link below to learn more about our work, the center and its kick-off.