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A Bold Approach to the Jobs Emergency: Setting the Political Agenda for 2014 & 2016

Tuesday, June 4th | 830am – 4pm

20 F Street Conference Center, 20 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

WE HAVE A JOBS EMERGENCY in the United States. The American people need new thinking on jobs and immediate and comprehensive action towards a better, fairer system of work, achieved through the collective efforts of diverse thinkers with strong progressive ideas.

THE ROOSEVELT INSTITUTE’S REDISCOVERING GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE is taking a bold approach to the serious structural and economic issues that face the nation. In 2013, we are launching a multi-phase approach to the jobs emergency, building upon the big new ideas of Roosevelt Institute visionaries, seeking the best solutions from workers, activists, policymakers, and citizens nationwide, and ultimately building a unified plan for action towards a brighter future for the American worker.


8:30am Breakfast

9am Introduction
Jeff Madrick, Senior Fellow, Roosevelt Institute
Felicia Wong, President & CEO, Roosevelt Institute

9:30am Keynote Address, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)
Keynote Address, Alan Blinder
Panel: Getting to Full Employment
moderated by Jeff Madrick, Roosevelt Institute
Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Alan Blinder, Princeton University
Josh Bivens, Economic Policy Institute

11:00am Break

11:15am Concurrent Sessions: Public & Private Sector Roles in Job Creation

The Many Roles of Government in Job Creation
moderated by Michael Tomasky, The Daily Beast
Phillip Harvey, Rutgers University School of Law
Michael Likosky, The Century Foundation
Alan Tonelson, U.S. Business & Industry Council Educational Foundation
Maya Wiley, Center for Social Inclusion

Wall Street: Job Loss or Job Creation?
moderated by Michael Konczal, Roosevelt Institute
Rose Batt, Cornell University
Bill Lazonick, University of Massachusetts
Damon Silvers, AFL-CIO

12:15 pm Lunch Panel: Paving the Way for Better Jobs
moderated by Nona Willis Aronowitz, Roosevelt Institute | Pipeline
Annette Bernhardt, Roosevelt Institute & National Employment Labor Project
Ellen Bravo, Family Values @ Work
Sarah Bloom Raskin, Federal Reserve System
Dorian Warren, Roosevelt Institute & Columbia University

1:45pm Concurrent Sessions: Paving the Way for Better Jobs

Is Education the Answer?
moderated by Felicia Wong, Roosevelt Institute
Martha Laboissiere, McKinsey & Company
Brink Lindsey, Cato Institute
Ai-jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Alliance
John Schmitt, Center for Economic and Policy Research

Good Jobs in Practice
moderated by Dorian Warren, Roosevelt Institute
Gar Alperovitz, The Democracy Collaborative
Denise Fairchild, Emerald Cities Collaborative
Joseph Geevarghese, SEIU
Madeline Janis, LAANE

2:45pm Break

3pm Keynote Address, Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
Panel: Creating Momentum for More Good Jobs
moderated by Taylor Jo Isenberg, Roosevelt Institute Campus Network
Deepak Bhargava, Center for Community Change
Richard Kirsch, Roosevelt Institute

4pm Adjourn

*Panelists subject to change

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