Working Groups on the Economics Crisis:
EPS Bernard Schwartz Symposium

A Strategic Policy: Investment, Social Security and Economic Recovery

Friday, October 1, 2010, 9:00am - 1:30pm, at the Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC.

Co-sponsors: the New America Foundation; Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

Participant Biographies

8:30am                   Registration & Breakfast

9:00am                   Welcoming Remarks
                             James K. Galbraith, Economists for Peace and Security

9:15 – 10:10am      Session One – The Economy and the Budget

                             Chaired by Richard Kaufman, Bethesda Research Group

• Thomas Palley, Schwartz Fellow, New America Foundation
• Heather Boushey, Senior Economist, Center for American Progress
• Michael Intriligator, UCLA, Milken Institute

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10:10– 10:55am      Keynote Speaker: Barbara Kennelly, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

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10:55 – 11:50am     Session Two – Social Security, Medicare and the Budget 

Chaired by Sherle Schwenninger, New America Foundation, Economic Growth program

• Eric Laursen, Independent Journalist
• Nancy Altman, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pension Rights Center
• Greg Anrig, vice president, programs, at The Century Foundation
• Harold Pollack, the School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago  

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11:50 – 12:35pm      Keynote Speaker: James K. Galbraith, Economists for Peace and Security

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12:35pm – 1:30pm   Session Three – Defense and the Budget

                             Chaired by Michael Lind, New America Foundation, Economic Growth Program

• Linda Bilmes, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
• Lawrence Korb, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress 
• William Hartung, Director, Arms and Security Initiative, New America Foundation
• Heather Hurlburt, Executive Director, National Security Network

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