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McCain v. Obama: The Technology Policy Smackdown

Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Reed Hundt Debate the Candidates' Tech Agendas

NOTE: Due to a last-minute scheduling conflict, Douglas Holtz-Eakin is unable to participate in today's event, and the McCain campaign will not be sending an alternate spokesperson. The event will proceed as scheduled with Reed Hundt representing the Obama campaign.

The next president is going to face a host of pressing questions involving technology:

  • Why is the United States falling behind the rest of the world in broadband access, and how can we reverse that?
  • What should our immigration policy be for skilled tech workers?
  • How can our technology policies strengthen the broader economy?
  • Does net neutrality matter?

Join us as two top presidential campaign advisers debate these specific issues and describe the candidates' respective visions for maximizing technological innovation and access.

Representing Sen. McCain will be the campaign's chief economic policy adviser, Douglas Holtz-Eakin. Representing Sen. Obama will be former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt.

This event is co-sponsored by WIRED magazine and the New America Foundation's Wireless Future Program.

 

Location

New America Foundation
1630 Connecticut Ave, NW 7th Floor
Washington, DC, 20009
See map: Google Maps

Participants

Featured Speakers
Douglas Holtz-Eakin
Chief Economic Policy Adviser, John McCain for President
Former Director, Congressional Budget Office

Reed Hundt
Technology Policy Adviser, Barack Obama for President
Former Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

Moderator
Nicholas Thompson
Senior Editor, WIRED magazine
Fellow, New America Foundation

Event Time and Location

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 1:30pm - 2:45pm

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