ADVISORY: Gene Sperling, Google, Harvard University Join CAP To Discuss Investing in the Future

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  On Monday, December 10, 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.


  • 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
  • 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


December 10, 2012
10:00am – 12:30pm
Coffee will be served at 9:30am


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


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