Past Events


John kicked off the LREI Ideas Speaker Series with a lively speech about his views on all things education. This event was followed by a book signing:

Aspen Institute Event With Wendy Kopp — June 16, 2011

John and TFA Founder/CEO Wendy Kopp, just three days after appearing together in conversation at the Manhattan JCC, appeared at an Aspen Institute event. Below are some photos:

John and Wendy in conversation.

John chats with some attendees.

Copies of The Influence of Teachers, available for sale.

EPI Book Club — June 7, 2011

John appeared on the EPI Book Club. (More information)

Columbia Teachers College Seminar — May 9, 2011

John hosted a seminar at Teachers College, using his book as a springboard for various topics.

Harvard Graduate School of Education — April 13, 2011

John gave a speech at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Gutman Library. As part of his trip to Harvard, he appeared on HGSE’s ‘EdCast’ podcast:

New York Book Party — April 12, 2011

On April 12, Ruth Gottesman, Laurie Tisch and John Rosenwald hosted a party for The Influence of Teachers at Gottesman’s residence.

Institute for Educational Leadership Book Release Party — April 4, 2011

The Institute for Educational Leadership — along with hosts Martin J. Blank (President, IEL), Joshua Kaufman (of Venable LLP), and Sandy Welch — threw a party for The Influence of Teachers in Washington, as part of the 2011 Washington Policy Seminar. The event was recorded by C-Span as part of their Book TV programming. Watch their coverage here.

Party attendees hold up copies of John Merrow's book.

John Merrow with party host and IEL President Martin Blank.

NYC Book Release Party — March 7, 2011

The release party for The Influence of Teachers: Reflections on Teaching and Leadership was held at the Glucksman Ireland House at New York University, and hosted Joe and Mary Lou Quinlan, former NYC Schools Chancellor Joel Klein, and attorney Dick Beattie.

New York Social Diary has a full report; the photos below are from there. More party photos are available at the link.

Book Party III

Merrow (in blue shirt) poses with John C. Whitehead, Joe Quinlan, and former New York Schools Chancellor Cathie Black.

Book Party 1

Copies of John Merrows latest book arranged at the party.

Book Party II

As John Merrow speaks, notable attendees such as Joe Quinlan, Joel Klein, Sam Dillon and others listen.

Book Party IV

Former NYC Schools Superintendent Joel Klein poses with a party guest and attorney Dick Beattie.

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