2017 Georgetown University McCourt Policy Conference - Feeling Left Behind
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2017 Georgetown University McCourt Policy Conference - Feeling Left Behind

2017 Georgetown University McCourt Policy Conference - Feeling Left Behind

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3700 O Street Northwest

Copley Formal Lounge/Old North Room 205

Washington, DC 20057

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DAY ONE: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Location: Copley Formal Lounge, Georgetown University Main Campus, Washington DC 20057

  • 6 pm: Registration

  • 6:30 pm: Segment 1 - Broken Trust - American Voter Discontent (Food and Drinks Will be Served)

E.J. Dionne (Washington Post Columnist) - Moderator

Dr. Justin Gest (Author of The New Minority) - Opening Short Lecture

Sarah Jaffe (Author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt) - Panelist

Michael Lind (Co-Founder of New America) - Panelist

Dr. Michael Kazin (Georgetown University History Professor) - Panelist

Pratik Chougule (Former Trump Campaign Policy Coordinator) - Panelist

Please remember to bring a valid ID if you plan on consuming alcohol.

DAY TWO: Friday, February 24, 2017

Location: Copley Formal Lounge, Georgetown University Main Campus, Washington DC 20057

  • 9:00 am: Segment 2 - Wasted Talent: Youth Under and Unemployment

Dr. Harry Holzer (Georgetown University Professor) - Moderator

Dr. Richard V. Reeves (Brookings Institution Senior Fellow - Economic Studies) - Panelist

Maureen Conway (Aspen Institute - Economic Opportunities) - Panelist

Kisha Bird (CLASP - Director Youth Policy) - Panelist

  • 10:45 am: Segment 3 - Degrees of Separation: Regional Independence Movements

Sanford J. Ungar (Former Director of Voice of America) - Moderator

Dr. Andrew Hughes Hallet (Professor at St. Andrews University and George Mason University/ Scottish Fiscal Commission) - Panelist

Dr. Andrew Davis (Head Delegate to the US Government from Catalan) - Panelist

Maeve Whelan-Wuest (Former Asia Policy Fellow in the US Senate) - Panelist

  • 12:15 pm: Lunch is available for any Day 2 registered guests and speakers. Available panelists, moderators, and other experts will lunch with attendees and converse.

Location: Room 205 - Old North, Georgetown University Main Campus, Washington DC 20057

  • 1:45 pm: Segment 4: The Unwanted: Refugees and Asylees

Dr. Katherine Donato (Director, Institute for the Study of International Migration) - Moderator

Michel Gabaudan (President, Refugees International) - Panelist

Dr. Nayla Rush (Senior Research Analyst, Center for Immigration Studies) - Panelist

Dr. Robert McKenzie (Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Brookings) - Panelist

Location: Room 205 - Old North, Georgetown University Main Campus, Washington DC 20057

  • 3:45 pm: Keynote: Reflections on Populism and Policy

Dr. Bryan McCann (Chair of Georgetown University History Department). Latin American Echoes of Trump

John B. Judis (Author of The Populist Explosion) - Now and Looking Forward

For more information (i.e. directions), please check: http://www.mccourt-conference.org/

If you need disability accommodations, please e-mail mccourtconference@georgetown.edu by 10 Feb 2017.

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