ADVISORY: Lawrence Summers on the Fiscal Cliff and the Future of U.S. Economic Strategy

Washington, D.C.—On Thursday, October 11, former National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers will deliver a speech laying out his vision for a long-term U.S. economic strategy.  Following the address, Professor Summers will sit down with CAP President Neera Tanden for a conversation on the looming year-end clash of spending cuts and tax hikes known as the “fiscal cliff.”

Summers and Tanden will discuss how lawmakers must not only come together to avoid the fiscal cliff, but even more crucially they must focus on a long-term economic strategy that ensures U.S. global competitiveness while responsibly addressing challenges such as rising inequality and educational achievement gaps.


Featured Speaker:
Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; National Economic Council Director, 2009-2010; Secretary of the Treasury, 1999-2001

Moderated by:
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress

October 11, 2012, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

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

To confirm your attendance, please contact Katie Peters at or 202.741.6285.