The Next Four Years


A Poverty and Opportunity Agenda: What's in Store for the Next Four Years


On December 5, 2012, some of the country's leading policy minds came together to discuss how the new administration can meet the challenges and increase opportunity for all Americans. The event was co-sponsored by the Brookings Institution and Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Each speaker provided an insider's view on the policy landscape and options over the next four years as our nation continues to climb back from economic crisis and considers paths to prosperity for vulnerable families.

You can also experience the event through this Storify. It includes selections from the #TalkPoverty Twitter stream.

READ A SUMMARY OF THE EVENT HEREEventSummaryDecember2012.pdf

WATCH THE VIDEOS BELOW


Tevi Troy, Former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services and Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute
    

Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council
and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy
    
  
Panel Discussion - parts 1 & 2
  
Panel Discussion - parts 3 & 4
  
Panel Discussion - parts 5 & 6

Keynote speakers:

Gene Sperling
Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy

Tevi Troy

Former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute

Panelists include:

Moderator: Ron Haskins
Co-Director of the Center on Children & Families, The Brookings Institution

Jared Bernstein
Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Former Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden

Jo Anne Barnhart
Former Commissioner of Social Security and Former Assistant Secretary for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

John Bridgeland
President & CEO of Civic Enterprises and former Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council under President George W. Bush

Isabel Sawhill
Co-Director of the Center on Children & Families, The Brookings Institution

Mona Sutphen
Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy



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