LIVE STREAM TODAY: Bernard Schwartz, George Soros, Martin Wolf, Laura Tyson and Many More on “What Will Take the Place of the U.S. Consumer?”

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The New America Foundation is hosting today the first in a series of Bernard L. Schwartz Economic Symposia from 8:45 am – 1:00 pm EST.
The event will feature some of the world’s most thoughtful and influential economic policy practitioners and commentators including Bernard Schwartz, George Soros, Laura Tyson, Martin Wolf, Clyde Prestowitz, Desmond Lachman, Tom Gallagher, Steve Coll, Mark Zandi, William Gerrity, Leo Hindery, Richard Vague, Nicholas Lardy. Jeff Madrick, Sherle Schwenninger, and others.
The rules of the global economy are being rewritten. The leaders of the world’s most powerful nations will sit down on April 2nd at the G-20 summit to address not only the issues that were pushed from November’s failed G-20 meetings but also the problems that have mounted since. The most crucial of which is, what will replace the U.S. consumer as the world’s primary engine of growth?
This entire conference will STREAM LIVE here at The Washington Note between approximately 8:30 am and 1:00 pm EST today, Thursday, 26 March 2009.
We hope that you will join us either in person at our NEW OFFICES 1899 L Street – 4th Floor or via the live webcast.
Here is the schedule:
8:45 am
Welcoming Remarks
Steve Coll
President, New America Foundation
Former Managing Editor, Washington Post
Staff Writer, The New Yorker
Bernard L. Schwartz
Chairman, BLS Investments LLC
Former Chairman & CEO, Loral Space & Communications
Board Member, New America Foundation
Co-Author, “An Economic Recovery Program for the Post-Bubble Economy”
conference moderator and provocateur
Steve Clemons
Director, American Strategy Program, New America Foundation
Publisher, The Washington Note
Opening Keynote Discussion: In the Wake of Collapse: What the U.S. Consumer Left Behind
9:00 am
The Hon. Laura D’Andrea Tyson
S. K. and Angela Chan Chair in Global Management and Public Policy, Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley
Former National Economic Advisor to President Bill Clinton
Board Member, New America Foundation
Martin Wolf
Chief Economics Commentator and Associate Editor, Financial Times
Author, Fixing Global Finance
10:00 am
Panel Discussion-Conversation: The Search for Domestic Drivers of an Economic Recovery
Mark Zandi
Chief Economist and Co-Founder, Moody’s Economy.com
Author, Financial Shock: Global Panic and Government Bailouts
Tom Gallagher
Senior Managing Director, International Strategy and Investment (ISI) Group
Richard Vague
Chairman & CEO, Energy Plus
Founder and Former Chairman & CEO, First USA Bank
Founder and Former CEO, Juniper Financial/Barclays USA
Leo Hindery
Managing Partner, Inter-Media Partners
Former CEO, AT&T Broadband and Yankee Entertainment Sports Network
Chairman, New America Foundation/Smart Globalization Initiative
Jeff Madrick
Director of Policy Research, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, The New School
Author, The Case for Big Government
11:00 am
Panel Discussion-Conversation: Can Global Demand Come to the Rescue? What Must We See From the G-20 London Summit?
Sherle R. Schwenninger
Director, Economic Growth Program, New America Foundation
Co-Author, “An Economic Recovery Program for the Post-Bubble Economy”
Desmond Lachman
Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Clyde V. Prestowitz, Jr.
President and Founder, Economic Strategy Institute
Author, Three Billion New Capitalists: The Great Shift of Wealth and Power to the East
Nicholas Lardy
Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Co-Author, China’s Rise: Challenges and Opportunities
William Gerrity
Chairman & CEO, Gerrity International
12:00 pm
Remarks and Discussion: Undoing Fundamentalism: What Would a Sensible Strategy for Economic Recovery Look Like?
George Soros
Chairman, Soros Fund Management
Chairman, Open Society Institute
Author, Crash of 2008 and What it Means: A New Paradigm for Financial Markets
(new edition released to public-30 March 2009)
Steve Clemons
Director, American Strategy Program, New America Foundation
Publisher, The Washington Note
Closing Thoughts
12:45 pm
Closing Thoughts
Bernard L. Schwartz
Chairman, BLS Investments LLC
Former Chairman & CEO, Loral Space & Communications
Board Member, New America Foundation
Co-Author, “An Economic Recovery Program for the Post-Bubble Economy”
Steve Coll
President, New America Foundation
Former Managing Editor, Washington Post
Staff Writer, The New Yorker
Adjournment
1:00 pm
Adjournment
— Steve Clemons

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