Speaking Engagements

Ron Evans enjoys public speaking and has given talks before numerous academic and community groups, in the United States and abroad.

Selected speaking engagements:

January, 2015, “A Fireside Chat with Ron Evans, moderated by E. Wayne Ross,” CUFA Retreat, Charlotte, North Carolina.

March, 2014, “Critical Episodes from the Social Studies Wars: A Century of Struggle,” Keynote address at the International Conference of Comparative Research on Social Studies/Citizenship Education, Tokyo, Japan.

March, 2012, College of Education Research Faculty Symposium, “The Hope for American School Reform: The Cold War Pursuit of Inquiry in Social Studies,” San Diego State University.

April, 2011, Panel Discussion on Education in the 1960s, 50th Anniversary Celebration of Jerome Bruner’s The Process of Education, New York University.

February, 2011, Panel Discussion on School Reform following screening of “Race to Nowhere,” Coronado, California

January, 2011, Panel Discussion on School Reform following screening of “Race to Nowhere,” Coronado, California

November, 2010, Panel Discussion on School Reform following screening of “Race to Nowhere,” College of Education sponsored film presentation and symposium, San Diego State University

November, 2010, “The Tragic Nature of American School Reform,” Keynote address at the VII International Conference of Research on the Teaching of Social Science, Barcelona, Spain.

Spring, 2008, “Harold Rugg and the Censure of Social Studies,” Palomar Unitarian Fellowship

November, 2006, “Critical Episodes From the Social Studies Wars: How Patriots, Big Business, Fascists, the CIA, and Foundations Have Influenced the Course of the Curriculum,” College of Education Research Symposium, San Diego State University.

March, 2006, “Ethics in Research and Publication,” Keynote Speaker, Doctoral Student Association, College of Education, San Diego State University.

March, 1993, “A Bold Vision for the Future of Social Studies,” Keynote address at the Northeast Regional Council for the Social Studies, Boston.

Numerous presentations at academic conferences from 1984 to the present.

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