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ADVISORY: What’s Next? The New Progressive Agenda
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ADVISORY: What’s Next? The New Progressive Agenda

May 29, 2008, 12:00pm – 2:30pm

Next year, America has a chance not only to inaugurate a new president, but also to welcome a new progressivism. It’s a chance not just to repair the damage of the Bush years or to put in place long overdue items from the progressive agenda, but to put forward big, bold ideas that can respond to the very specific and new challenges of our times. In its spring issue, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas presented 20 of these new ideas. Join us as we explore some of these ideas in depth, and debate the contours of the new progressive agenda.

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12:00-1:15 p.m. Domestic Policy Panel:

Shirley Sagawa, Visiting Fellow, Center for American Progress "An SBA for Non-Profits"

Jason Bordoff, Policy Director, The Hamilton Project "Pay-As-You-Drive Car Insurance"

Lael Brainard, Vice President and Director, Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution "New Economy Safety Net"

1:15-2:30 p.m. Foreign Policy Panel:

Lawrence Korb, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress "A Home Guard"

William Galston, Senior Fellow, the Brookings Institution "Public Diplomacy Cabinet Post"

John Irons, Research and Policy Director, the Economic Policy Institute "Cap and Lease Carbon"

Moderated by:

Kenneth Baer, Co-Editor, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas

A light lunch will be served starting at 11:30 am.


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Democracy: A Journal of Ideas is a quarterly journal of progressive thought founded by Kenneth Baer and Andrei Cherny that serves as a place where ideas can be developed and important debates can be spurred. Democracy is the progressive analogue of conservative journals such as Commentary, the Public Interest, and the National Interest, and it showcases breakthrough thinking on the major domestic and foreign policy issues of our time. Democracy is sold in bookstores in 49 states, and its readers – in print and at – can be found in 90 countries around the world. It recently was named Best New Publication by the Utne Independent Press Awards.