The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies' Roundtables bring top elected officials of color in leadership positions together for three days of discussion with leading experts in fields such as criminal justice, voter access, immigration, STEM, and health care. Past participants have included Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, National Congress of American Indians President & Swinomish Tribal Chair Brian Cladoosby, Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Vincent Sarmiento, and Texas Representative Gene Wu. View details on each Roundtable by clicking the links below. To learn how you can help support a future Roundtable please email

June 2015

December 2015

June 2016

November 2016