WHAT: Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis: A Two-Day Hamilton Project Forum Featuring Special Guest President Bill Clinton
WHEN: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. and Friday, June 20, 2014, 9:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Washington Court Hotel Ballroom, 525 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
CONTACT: Karen Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-797-6023
Day one of the event will begin with a CEO-level conversation between Klaus Kleinfeld of Alcoa and Mike Petters of Huntington Ingalls Industries, and will offer private-sector perspectives on the demand for high-skill training and apprenticeship programs. A roundtable of scholars and practitioners, including Rhandi Berth of the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership and Michael Monroe of North America’s Building Trades Union, will discuss new workforce training proposals. Following President Clinton's keynote address, the program will feature two roundtable discussions on new proposals aimed at promoting early childhood development and strategies for supporting disadvantaged youth. Cecilia Rouse, Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton, and Linda Gibbs, former Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services in New York City, will join the discussion.
Day two of the event will focus on new policies to improve safety net and work support. MDRC President Gordon Berlin and Center on Budget and Policy Priorities President Robert Greenstein will discuss new proposals for a refundable child-care credit, an expansion to the Earned Income Tax Credit, and opportunities to harness innovative capacities to improve the administration of social services. The agenda will conclude with a roundtable on opportunities to strengthen work-share and minimum wage policies to benefit low-wage workers, featuring Greg Mankiw of Harvard University and Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
8:15 A.M. REGISTRATION OPENS – CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:15 A.M. WELCOME AND OVERVIEW– Robert E. Rubin, Co-Chair, Council on Foreign Relations; Former U.S. Treasury Secretary
9:25 A.M. FRAMING REMARKS – Melissa Kearney, Director, The Hamilton Project
9:35 – 10: 30 A.M. ROUNDTABLE: VIEW FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR ON HIGH-SKILL TRAINING AND APPRENTICESHIP
10:30 – 11:45 A.M. ROUNDTABLE: NEW APPROACHES TO BUILDING SKILLS
11:45 A.M. – 12:15 P.M. LUNCH BREAK (boxed lunches will be provided)
12:15 – 1:15 P.M. KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
The Honorable Bill Clinton, Founder of the Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States
1:15 – 2:30 P.M. ROUNDTABLE: SUPPORTING DISADVANTAGED YOUTH
2:30 – 2:45 P.M. BREAK
2:45 – 4:00 P.M. ROUNDTABLE: PROMOTING EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
8:30 A.M. REGISTRATION OPENS – CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:30 – 9:45 A.M. OPENING REMARKS – Roger C. Altman, Founder and Chairman, Evercore
9:45 – 11:00 A.M. ROUNDTABLE: IMPROVING SOCIAL-PROGRAM DESIGN AND DELIVERY
11:00 – 11:15 A.M. BREAK
11:15 – 12:30 P.M. ROUNDTABLE: THE ROLE OF WORK-SHARING AND MINIMUM WAGE POLICY IN SUPPORTING WORKERS
Phone: (202) 797-6157