Introducing the Rediscovering Government Initiative
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The Roosevelt Institute is kicking off its newest flagship initiative, Rediscovering Government, with a day of lively discussions by foremost thinkers exploring key questions around the role and purpose of government, including keynote addresses by Nobel laureate and Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Joseph Stiglitz and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Out-of-touch conservative dogma has been on full display during the Republican primary season, but now we're going to hear from leading progressive thinkers as they work through how to change the national conversation and develop a new narrative about the purpose and value of public action. Under the leadership of Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow and Rediscovering Government Director Jeff Madrick, our goal is to counter the anti-government language, attitudes, and policies that have dominated American politics for a generation.
The launch conference will be held on March 28th, 2012 at the New School's Lang Community and Student Center at 55 West 13th Street in New York City. You can see the full agenda and livestream of the conference below. For more, check out the new special issue of The Nation guest-edited by Madrick, in which he poses the fundamental question of American politics: Can we trust government again?
Launch Conference Agenda
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Keynote Address: Joseph Stiglitz, Roosevelt Institute Chief Economist; Columbia University
9:45 - 11:15 a.m. Why America Turned Against Government
Rick Perlstein, author, Before the Storm and Nixonland
Joe Soss, University of Minnesota
11:15 - 11:30 p.m. Break
11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Historical Role of Government
Robert Hockett, Cornell University Law School
Robert Leighninger, Arizona State University
Sean Wilentz, Princeton University
1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Lunch
1:45 - 2:15 p.m. Keynote Address: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
2:15 - 3:45 p.m. Do Big Government and Higher Taxes Impede Growth?
Jon Bakija, Williams College
3:45 - 4:00 p.m. Break
Lane Kenworthy, University of Arizona
Dorian Warren, The Roosevelt Institute; Columbia University
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