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The Eurozone Crisis: Consequences for the United States

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Date and Time:

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 8:30am - 10:00am


The Committee for Economic Development
2000 L Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036


Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad and four respected American economists will discuss the Eurozone crisis at a July 26 forum in Washington, hosted by the Committee for Economic Development and The Concord Coalition.  The speakers will also analyze the implications for the United States as it wrestles with its own fiscal and economic challenges. What lessons can Americans draw from Europe’s difficulties? How does the crisis there most affect us, and how much are we at risk if it deepens even further? How should American policymakers respond?


8:00 a.m. - Registration and Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - Keynote speech by Senator Kent Conrad

9:00 a.m. - Panel discussion

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Keynote Speaker: Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND)

Featured Speaker: Stéphanie Riso, European Commission Directorate- General for Economic and Financial Affairs

Moderator: Ed Andrews, former New York Times economics correspondent in Washington and Europe


Douglas Elliott, Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Simon Johnson, Professor of Global Economics and Management at MIT and co-author of the new book, White House Burning

Joseph Minarik, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, the Committee for Economic Development

Diane Lim Rogers, Chief Economist, The Concord Coalition 

Live Stream of the event available online beginning at 8:15am:

Link to live stream

About Forum Events:

The Concord Coalition believes that only with an engaged, informed and demanding public can the nation's fiscal challenges be met. The Concord Coalition's mission is to cut through the usual partisan rhetoric and stimulate a more realistic public dialogue on what we want our nation's future to look like, along with the required trade-offs. We believe that elected leaders in Washington know there is a problem, but they are unlikely to act unless forced to by their constituents.