FDR-Obama Comparison Is Theme of Columbia Conference
Moderators: Mara Liasson, political correspondent for National Public Radio; and Alan Brinkley, presidential historian and provost of Columbia University
WHAT: Restoring America Through a New New Deal: Policy Priorities for the First 100 Days. Using President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first-term achievements as a guide, panelists will suggest policy ideas for President-elect Obama’s first three months in office. They will discuss energy policy, the economy, the mortgage crisis, health care, national security and America’s role in the Middle East. The conference will be followed by the FDR Distinguished Public Service Award Dinner, a gala fundraiser honoring New York Gov. David Paterson.
WHEN: Conference: Saturday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dinner: Saturday, Nov. 15; 7 p.m. for cocktails, 8 p.m. for dinner
WHERE: The Teatro Room, Casa Italiana Columbia University, Morningside Heights campus 1161 Amsterdam Avenue at West 118th Street, Manhattan Transit: 1 train to 116 Street/Columbia University
SPONSORS: The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute; Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs
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