Will the Sky Fall?

This national policy forum on the future of both the American and global economies was hosted by New America's American Strategy Program and The New School's Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis. Video is available at right, while the agenda and participants are listed below.

Location

Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC, 20515
See map: Google Maps

Agenda

10:45 am
REGISTRATION

OPENING REMARKS

STEVEN CLEMONS
Director, American Strategy Program
New America Foundation

THE HON. BOB KERREY
President, The New School
Former U.S. Senator (D-NE)

11:00 AM
IS THE ECONOMIC SKY FALLING?

DANIEL YERGIN
Chairman, Cambridge Energy Research Associates
Global Energy Analyst, NBC and CNBC
Pulitzer-Prize winning author, The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power

THE HON. DOUGLAS HOLTZ-EAKIN

Director of Economic Policy, John McCain 2008
Former Director, Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Former Director, Congressional Budget Office

THE HON. JIM KOLBE
Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives (R-AZ)
Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund
Strategic Consultant, Kissinger-McLarty Associates

MICHAEL MANDEL
Chief Economist, BusinessWeek

CLYDE V. PRESTOWITZ, JR.
President, Economic Strategy Institute
Author, Three Billion New Capitalists and Rogue Natioin

JAMES K. GALBRAITH

Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations
LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

SEBASTIAN MALLABY (moderator)
Economics Columnist, Washington Post
Paul. A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics
Council on Foreign Relations

12:00 PM
CONGRESSIONAL COLLOQUIUM
(lunch served)

PROTECTIONISM VS. MANIC NEOLIBERALISM: WHAT POLICY BATTLES HAVE MATTERED? WHAT AREN’T WE GETTING RIGHT?

THE HON. DEBBIE STABENOW
U.S. Senator (D-MI)

THE HON. BOB BENNETT
U.S. Senator (R-UT)

THE HON. KENT CONRAD
Chairman, Committee on the Budget
U.S. Senate (D-ND)

THE HON. BOB KERREY (moderator)
President, The New School
Former U.S. Senator (D-NE)

1:00 PM
DEBATING WHERE THE SKY IS AND WILL BE TOMORROW

STEVEN RATTNER
Managing Principal, Quadrangle Group LLC
Chairman, Educational Broadcasting Corporation
Former Deputy Chairman & Deputy CEO, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC

THE HON. MARTIN BAILY
Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics
Senior Adviser, McKinsey & Co.
Former Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors

THE HON. LAURENCE H. MEYER
Former Deputy Governor, Federal Reserve Board
Distinguished Scholar, Center for Strategic & International Studies

BERNARD L. SCHWARTZ
Chairman & CEO, BLS Investments
Retired Chairman & CEO, Loral Space & Communications

THE HON. GRANT ALDONAS
Former Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade
Department of Commerce
Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS

DEAN BAKER
Co-Director, Center for Economic & Policy Research

ZANNY MINTON BEDDOES (moderator)
Chief Economics Correspondent, The Economist

2:00 PM
ADJOURNMENT

Event Time and Location

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 11:45am - 3:00pm