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Jobs, Investment and Energy: Meeting President Obama's Challenge

An EPS, Bernard Schwartz Symposium

The symposium discussed and offered recommendations for the economic redevelopment of America, including energy, the overwhelming challenge of climate change, and the mechanics of fiscal policy. Governor Edward Rendell of Pennsylvania presented a keynote address, which lead into a discussion of issues that ranged from budgeting for jobs and investments, to how to plan and pay for the country's needed renovations. Panels offered actionable plans to deal with energy and climate change in light of the current financial situation. The ultimate goal of this conference was to offer suggestions that would allow the United States to begin reconstruction and economic growth in a sustainable way. Featured experts included: James K. Galbraith, Richard Kaufman, Linda Bilmes, Kate Gordon, and many others.

Jobs, Investment and Energy is hosted by Economists for Peace and Security; Bernard Schwartz; the New America Foundation; and the World Trade Center Washington DC.

For the complete transcript and video of the event, please click here.


8:30am - Registration & Breakfast

9:00am - Welcoming Remarks

James K. Galbraith
Economists for Peace and Security

Bernard Schwartz

9:15 to 9:45am - Keynote Speaker

Edward G. Rendell
Governor of Pennsylvania

9:50 to 11:00am - Session One: How to Budget for Jobs & Investments

Allen Sinai
Decision Economics

featured speakers
Marshall Auerback
RAB Capital Plc

Linda Bilmes
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

James K. Galbraith
Economists for Peace & Security

11:00 to 12:10pm - Session Two: Rebuilding America: How to Do It & How to Pay for It

James K. Galbraith
Economists for Peace & Security

featured speakers
John Alic
Pew Center for Global Climate Change

Sherle R. Schwenninger
Director, Economic Growth Program
New America Foundation

John Robert Behrman
Democratic Executive Committeeman
Thirteenth Senate District of Texas

Michael Lind
Policy Director, Economic Growth Program
New America Foundation

12:10pm to 1:30pm - Session Three: Energy and Climate: What is the Program?

Richard Kaufman
Bethesda Research Group

featured speakers

Marcellus Andrews
Barnard College

Kate Gordon

Energy Policy, Center for American Progress

Charles Hall

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Lisa Margonelli

Director, Energy Policy Initiative
New America Foundation

Event Time and Location

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 8:30am - 1:00pm
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Rotunda Room
Washington, DC 20004

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