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Investing in the Future: Higher Education, Innovation, and American Competitiveness

December 10, 2012, 10:00am ET - 12:30pm ET

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About This Event

Please join the Center for American Progress, Google, and Harvard University for an in-depth look at the challenges and opportunities policymakers face in ensuring U.S. economic competitiveness at a time of mounting competition around the world.

Harvard University President Drew Faust will sit down with CAP President Neera Tanden for a wide-ranging and candid conversation about the national economic role of U.S. institutions of higher education, the emerging use of technology to expand and enrich workforce development, and a range of open policy questions—from immigration reform to rising college costs.

A panel of industry, financial, and scientific leaders will then discuss the government’s role in strengthening U.S. innovation, entrepreneurship, and human capital development.

Top White House economic adviser Gene Sperling, who has been closely involved in ongoing negotiations over year-end tax and budget decisions, will conclude this important event with remarks about the difficult choices we face in the coming weeks, and how we can navigate a path to sustainable budgets that also nurtures U.S. innovation, discovery, and education.

Featured Speakers:
Drew Faust, President, Harvard University
Al Hunt, Executive Editor, Bloomberg News
Glenn Hutchins, Co-Founder, Silver Lake
Susan Molinari, Vice President of Public Policy and Government Relations, Google
Jonathan Moreno, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Gene Sperling, Director, National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
David Weitz, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and of Applied Physics, Harvard University

Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m.


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Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC20005

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