Working Groups on the Economics Crisis:

The War in Afghanistan:
Problems and Prospects in the Wake of Karzaiā€™s Visit

Monday, May 17, 2010 at the Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

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

Participant Biographies

Welcoming Remarks - James K. Galbraith

Session One - Unnecessary and Counter-productive
Chaired by Michael Lind, New America Foundation, Economic Growth Program

  • Steve Clemons, New America Foundation, American Strategy Program
  • Matthew Hoh, Former Foreign Service Officer, State Department
  • Paul Pillar, Georgetown University Center for Peace and Security
  • Hillary Mann Leverett, Stratega
  • The Hon. Tom Andrews, Win Without War/New Security Action, Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives

Video of Session One

Keynote - Ambassador Peter Galbraith

Video of Galbraith Keynote

Session Two - Better uses for $700 billion
Chaired by Richard Kaufman, Bethesda Research Group

  • Warren Mosler
  • Michael Lind, New America Foundation, Economic Growth Program
  • Winslow Wheeler, Center for Defense Information Straus Military Reform Project
  • Michael Intiligator, UCLA, the Milken Institute
  • Miriam Pemberton, Institute for Policy Studies

Video of Session Two