Nation Mag et al. to run April 9 conference on New Deal





TOWARD A NEW NEW DEAL:
FDR’S LIBERALISM AND THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

A Conference of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and the Roosevelt Institution

Co-sponsored by The Nation, The Economic Policy Institute, The Center for Community Change, NDN, Campaign for America’s Future, Demos, The Progressive States Network, The Drum Major Institute, and The American Prospect

April 9, 2008

9:00 am to 5:30 pm

The Willard Hotel

1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington DC 20004

Panelists include: Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-PA), Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), William Leuchtenberg, Jonathan Alter, Robert Borosage, John Podesta, Harold Meyerson, and Eric Alterman among many others

9:00-9:15 am
Introduction

• Richard E. French, Jr., Co-Chair of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute
• James Roosevelt, Jr., Member, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute Board of Governors; President and CEO, Tufts Healthcare Plan
• Nathaniel Loewentheil, Executive Director, Roosevelt Institution

9:15-10:15 am
Opening Address – Professor William Leuchtenburg: The New Deal and How It Changed America

Respondents:
• Moderator: Christopher N. Breiseth, President, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute
• Robert Greenstein, President, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
• James Roosevelt, Jr., Member, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute Board of Governors; President and CEO, Tufts Healthcare Plan
• Caitlin Howarth, Director of Operations, The Roosevelt Institution

10:30-11:45 pm
Panel 1 – Continuing the Covenant in an Era of Change: Social Security and Health Care, the Twin Pillars of a Just Society

• Moderator: Philip W. Johnston, Member, Board of Directors, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute
• Henry Aaron, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
• Margaret Simms, President, National Academy of Social Insurance
• Eva DuGoff, Senior Fellow, The Roosevelt Institution


12:00-1:00 pm
Luncheon

1:00-2:30 pm
Breakout Sessions

A. The Intellectual Underpinnings of a Renegotiated Social Contract—Taylor Room

• Moderator: Michael Stegman, Director of Policy and Housing, The MacArthur Foundation
• Mike Lux, President, Progressive Strategies
• Simon Rosenberg, President, NDN
• Ted Fertik, Senior Fellow, The Roosevelt Institution
• Deepak Bhargava, Executive Director, Center for Community Change


B. Democracy, Political Communication, and the New Media—Pierce Room
• Moderator: Adam Conner, Senior Fellow, The Roosevelt Institution
• Jonathan Alter, Columnist for Newsweek; author of The Defining Moment
• Harold Meyerson, Editor, The American Prospect
• Eric Alterman, Professor and author, CUNY Brooklyn and CUNY Graduate School of Journalism;
• Mari Castañeda, Professor of Communications, UMass/Amherst

C. Progressive Movements and Policies at the State Level—Garfield Room

• Moderator: Joel Barkin, Executive Director, The Progressive States Network
• Representative Tony Payton, Pennsylvania State Legislature
• Gloria Totten, President, Progressive Majority
• LeeAnn Hall, Director, Northwest Federation of Community Organizations,
• Alan Charney, Campaign Director, US Action

D. Employment, Wages and Unions in an Era of Immigration and Globalization—Main Ballroom
• Moderator: Hilary Doe, Midwest Regional Coordinator, The Roosevelt Institution
• Larry Mishel, President, Economic Policy Institute
• Ana Avendaño, Associate General Counsel, Immigration Worker Program, AFL-CIO
• Mary Beth Maxwell, Executive Director, American Rights at Work
• Miles Rapoport, President, Demos


2:45-4:15 pm
Panel 2 – Defending the Middle Class: The Glass-Steagal Act, The Mortgage Crisis, and Income Disparity
• Moderator: Christopher N. Breiseth, President, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute
• Bob Kuttner, Founder, American Prospect and Economic Policy Institute; Author; Senior Fellow, Demos
• Representative Paul Kanjorski (D-PA)
• Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT)
• Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
• Nell Minnow, author and advocate on corporate social responsibility

4:15-5:15 pm
Panel 3 – New Times, New Coalitions
• Moderator: Nate Loewentheil, Executive Director, The Roosevelt Institution
• Robert Borosage, Co-Director, Campaign for America’s Future
• Andres Ramirez, VP for Hispanic Programs, NDN
• Andrea Batista Schlesinger, Executive Director, Drum Major Institute
• John Podesta, CEO and Executive Director, Center for American Progress

5:15-5:30
Closing Remarks –Framing the Vision for the New New Deal
• James Roosevelt, Jr., Member, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute Board of Governors; President and CEO, Tufts Healthcare Plan



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