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Events & Activities

Stephen Olson at Chinese Development Institute Conference


 Clyde Prestowitz giving presentation to CDI...


Steve Olson teaching trade negotiations at the Mekong Institute...


Stephen Olson to speak at upcoming workshop organized by the International Institute for Trade and Development on 

"Economics of GMS Agricultural trade in goods and services towards the world market"

Chiangmai, Thailand Sep 8-12.

Policy Briefs


The Economic Strategy Institute and The New America Foundation/Smart Globalization Initiative
cordially invite you and your colleagues to a national policy forum


Tuesday, 23 September 2008
8:30 am - 1:45 pm
124 Dirksen Senate Office Building, U.S. Senate
Washington, DC

RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Samuel Sherraden at 202-986-2700, ext. 280

This event will STREAM LIVE over the internet at www.TheWashingtonNote.com and www.SmartGlobalization.org

8:30 am
Registration & Coffee

9:00 am
Welcoming Remarks

Steve Clemons
Director, American Strategy Program, New America Foundation
Publisher, The Washington Note

Ben Carliner
Director of Research, Economic Strategy Institute
and editor, www.GlobalStrategyWatch.com

9:15 am
Opening Keynotes

The State of the American Economy:
Comments on Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats Facing America, Inc.

The Honorable Walter Jones (R-NC-3)
Member, Armed Services Committee
Member, Financial Services Committee
United States House of Representatives
9:45 am
Framing a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) Analysis for the United States

Heidi Crebo-Rediker
Co-Director, Global Strategic Finance Initiative, New America Foundation
Former Managing Director/Head of European Debt Capital Markets, Bear Stearns
Former Managing Director/Head of Emerging Markets/Debt Capital Markets (focus Russia), Lehman Brothers

10:00 am
A Crippled Financial Sector, High Consumer Debt, Massive Trade Deficits:
Is America So Far in a Hole it Can't Dig Out? What Options for Recovery?

Leo Hindery
Managing Director, InterMedia Partners
Former CEO, AT&T Broadband and Yankee Entertainment & Sports Network
Chairman, Smart Globalization Initiative, New America Foundation

Sherle Schwenninger
Director, Economic Growth Program and Co-Director, Smart Globalization Initiative, New America Foundation
Co-author with Bernard Schwartz, An Economic Recovery Program for the Post-Bubble Economy

Tom Gallagher
Senior Managing Director, International Strategy and Investment (ISI) Group
Former regular panelist, ?Louis Rukeyser?s Wall Street?
Former Managing Director/Political Economist, Lehman Brothers

Allan I. Mendelowitz
Member, Board of Directors and former Chairman of the Board, Federal Housing Finance Board
Former Executive Director, US Trade Deficit Review Commission
Former Executive Vice President, Export-Import Bank of the United States

11:00 am
Face Off with State Capitalism and Mercantilism:
Benchmarking the Interests of the American Worker, the Corporation, and the American State

Ralph Gomory
Former Director of Research and Senior Vice President for Science and Technology, IBM
President Emeritus, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Member, President?s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Research Professsor, New York University
Recipient, National Medal of Science
Advisor to Smart Globalization Initiative, New America Foundation

Harold Meyerson
Columnist, The Washington Post
Editor at Large, The American Prospect

Douglas Rediker
Co-Director, Global Strategic Finance Initiative, New America Foundation
Former Senior Investment Banker and Private Equity Investor with Salomon Brothers, Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers

Bruce Stokes
Economics Columnist, National Journal
Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund

12:15 pm
Lunch Provided

Negligence at the Helm: What it Will Take to Revitalize the American Economy

The Honorable Ernest F. ?Fritz? Hollings (D-SC)
Former United States Senator
Former Chairman, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation
Former Chairman, Senate Committee on the Budget
Author, Making Government Work

Michael Lind
Whitehead Senior Fellow, New America Foundation
Contributor, Next Social Contract Initiative, New America Foundation
Author, American Way of Strategy: US Foreign Policy and the American Way of Life
Author, The American Social Contract: A Promise to Fulfill

Pat Choate
Director, Manufacturing Policy Project
Author, Dangerous Business: The Risk of Globalization for America
Author, America in Ruins: The Decaying Infrastructure

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