ADVISORY: Fixing Failed States: The Case of Afghanistan

September 12, 2008, 9:00am – 10:00am Dr. Ashraf Ghani, current chairman of the Institute for State Effectiveness, will share his insight and firsthand experience of Afghanistan at an upcoming Center for American Progress event. Dr. Ghani is perhaps most well-known as Afghanistan's Minister of Finance from 2002 - 2004. In this position, Dr. Ghani led...

RELEASE: CAP on the Latest Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac News

WASHINGTON, DC—The Center for American Progress has been arguing for the past year that widespread restructuring of defaulted and delinquent loans is critical to stabilizing the housing crisis and reducing downward pressure on home values. We are pleased to see that Federal Housing Finance Agency Director James Lockhart is considering broad loan modifications for the...

RELEASE: Iraq’s Political Transition After the Surge

Read the full report (pdf) WASHINGTON, DC—The Center for American Progress released a new report today entitled, “Iraq’s Political Transition After the Surge: Five Enduring Tensions and Ten Key Challenges.” The report’s authors, Brian Katulis, Marc Lynch, and Peter Juul, outline what political reconciliation in Iraq could look like and the challenges that lie ahead....

RELEASE: Green Investment Will Yield 2 Million Jobs in Two Years

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 9, 2008) — A new report released today shows that the United States can create 2 million jobs over two years by investing in a rapid green economic recovery program. The report also shows this $100 billion green investment package would create nearly four times more jobs than spending the same amount...

ADVISORY: Corporate and High Income Tax Cuts and The Economy

Please join the Center for American Progress and the Economic Policy Institute for a special presentation: Friday, September 12, 2008, 12:00pm to 2:30pm Panel 1: The Economics of Supply-Side Featured Speakers: Lawrence Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University; former Secretary of the Treasury and Chief Economist of the World Bank Gene Sperling, Senior...

RELEASE: Economic Snapshot for September 2008

By Christian E. Weller | September 9, 2008 Download the snapshot with full graphs (pdf) WASHINGTON, DC—The labor market recession is deepening and continues to threaten economic growth. Eight months of job losses were paired this month with an increase in the unemployment rate to its highest level in five years. This year’s job losses...

ADVISORY: Governor Mike Huckabee: How Music Education Can Build a Better America

"Ask a CEO what they are looking for in an employee and they say they need people who understand teamwork, people who are disciplined, people who understand the big picture. You know what they need? They need musicians." - Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, MENC Centennial Congress, Orlando, Florida, June 2007. Music is central to...