ADVISORY: Experts to Discuss U.S., Chinese, and Indian Investments in the Next-Generation Workforce

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Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, August 21, Gov. Jack Markell (D-DE) and a panel of distinguished policy and public opinion experts will join the Center for American Progress and the Center for the Next Generation to discuss a new report analyzing workforce investments by China and India and the effects on U.S. competitiveness.

At the event, a new report will be released, which details progress China and India are making to prepare their labor forces to work in high-skill and high-wage sectors of the economy, including recommendations for the United States to respond with more vigorous policy decisions.

Results of a recently commissioned survey will also be publically unveiled, reflecting the American public’s hunger for restoring U.S. leadership and increasing investments in education.


Welcoming remarks:
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
Matt James, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Center for the Next Generation

Featured speakers:
Eric Hanushek, Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution of Stanford University
Governor Jack Markell (D-DE); Chair, National Governors Association
Bob Carpenter, Chesapeake Beach Consulting
Marilyn Reznick, Executive Director, Education Leadership, AT&T

Moderated by:
Ann O’Leary, Director, Children and Families Program, The Center for the Next Generation; Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Closing Remarks:
Donna Cooper, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress


Tuesday, August 21, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m.


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005


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For more information please contact Katie Peters at or 202.741.6285.