Past Event

States of Change

The Electoral and Policy Implications of Demographic Change

9:45 AM - 2:45 PM EST


The Center for American Progress, AEI, and the Brookings Institution released a groundbreaking report in February 2015 that looks at U.S. demographic change nationally and in every state through 2060. The report’s authors have produced a series of simulations, based on their research, to examine how demographic shifts by race, age, and generation could affect election outcomes from 2016 to 2032. Can either party be confident of its long-term future in light of these demographic changes? What kinds of consequences could these changes have for the family, the workforce, and the social contract? How might policymakers respond?

Please join CAP, AEI, the Brookings Institution, and distinguished experts for wide-ranging bipartisan presentations on demographic change and its implications for America’s electoral future and key policy challenges.

Karlyn Bowman, Senior Fellow and Research Coordinator, American Enterprise Institute
Arthur C. Brooks, President, American Enterprise Institute
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress

Panel 1:

How Demographic Change will Impact Presidential Elections in 2016 and Beyond

William H. Frey, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Ruy Teixeira, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Featured panelists:
Michael Barone, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Anna Greenberg, Senior Vice President, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research
Mark Lopez, Director of Hispanic Research, Pew Research Center

Moderated by:
Robert Lang, Brookings Mountain West; University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Lunchtime discussion:
Demographic Change: How Should Presidential Campaigns Respond?

Featured speaker:
Joel Benenson, Founding Partner and CEO, Benenson Strategy Group

Panel 2:
Policy Implications of Demographic Change

Featured panelists:
Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
David Blankenhorn, Founder and President, Institute for American Values
Naomi Cahn, Professor, George Washington University Law School
June Carbone, Professor, University of Minnesota Law School
William Galston, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Howard Lavine, Professor, University of Minnesota
Henry Olsen, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center
Reihan Salam, Policy Fellow, National Review Institute

Moderated by:
Karlyn Bowman, Senior Fellow and Research Coordinator, American Enterprise Institute
Ruy Teixeira, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress