A Bold Approach to the Jobs Emergency

Roosevelt Institute

On June 4th, 2013, the Rediscovering Government initiative held A Bold Approach to the Jobs Emergency, a daylong conference exploring the roles of government, policy, and activism in addressing historic levels of unemployment and economic misery. See below for video of the event. 

A Bold Approach to the Jobs Emergency: Setting the Political Agenda for 2014 and 2016
Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
20 F Street NW Conference Center, Washington D.C.
9am Introduction
Jeff Madrick, Senior Fellow, Roosevelt Institute
Felicia Wong, President & CEO, Roosevelt Institute
9:30am Keynote Address, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)
Keynote Address, Alan Blinder
Panel: Getting to Full Employment
moderated by Jeff Madrick, Roosevelt Institute
Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Alan Blinder, Princeton University
Josh Bivens, Economic Policy Institute
Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Manhattan Institute
11:00am Break
11:15am Concurrent Sessions: Public & Private Sector Roles in Job Creation
The Many Roles of Government in Job Creation
moderated by Michael Tomasky, The Daily Beast
Phillip Harvey, Rutgers University 
Michael Likosky, The Century Foundation
Alan Tonelson, U.S. Business & Industry Council Educational Foundation
Maya Wiley, Center for Social Inclusion
Wall Street: Job Loss or Job Creation?
moderated by Mike Konczal, Roosevelt Institute
Rose Batt, Cornell University
Bill Lazonick, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Damon Silvers, AFL-CIO
12:15 pm Lunch Panel: Paving the Way for Better Jobs
moderated by Nona Willis Aronowitz, Roosevelt Institute | Pipeline
Annette Bernhardt, National Employment Law Project & Roosevelt Institute
Ellen Bravo, Family Values @ Work
Sarah Bloom Raskin, Federal Reserve System
Dorian Warren, Columbia University & Roosevelt Institute
1:45pm Concurrent Sessions: Paving the Way for Better Jobs
Is Education the Answer?
moderated by Felicia Wong, Roosevelt Institute
Brink Lindsey, Cato Institute
Ai-jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Alliance
John Schmitt, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Good Jobs in Practice
moderated by Dorian Warren, Roosevelt Institute
Gar Alperovitz, The Democracy Collaborative
Denise Fairchild, Emerald Cities Collaborative
Joseph Geevarghese, SEIU
Madeline Janis, LAANE
2:45pm Break
 3pm Keynote Address, Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
Panel: Creating Momentum for More Good Jobs 
moderated by Taylor Jo Isenberg, Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network
Deepak Bhargava, Center for Community Change
Richard Kirsch, Roosevelt Institute
4pm Adjourn
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“The country demands bold, persistent experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it: If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. The millions who are in want will not stand by silently forever while the things to satisfy their needs are within easy reach.” -FDR
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