The Eurozone Crisis: Consequences for the United States

Jul. 26, 2012, 8:30am-10:00am
The Committee for Economic Development
2000 L Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, District Of Columbia, 20036, United States
Free; RSVP required

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:

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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