Av Harris

Recent Publications

Not Your Father's Cold War
May 18, 2022
This week on Facing the Future, we focus on the ongoing war in Ukraine. Already the war  has taken the lives of thousands of innocent civilians, contributed greatly to rising energy costs, and may bring dramatic shifts in US foreign policy, energy policy, and strategic alliances that could impact our economy and federal budget for decades. We were fortunate to have as a guest this week Dr.
Congress has a Tall Agenda and a Short Clock
May 12, 2022
This week on Facing the Future, we spoke with one of the top experts on Congressional process and economic policy – Jon Lieber, managing director for the Eurasia Group’s United States Practice.   Lieber has extensive experience in top policy positions in government, serving as an economist on the House Ways and Means Committee, an associate director at the National Economic Council at the White House, and a senior economic policy adviser on the leadership team of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The Economic and Budgetary Challenges of Climate Change
April 20, 2022
This week on Facing the Future, we explored the connection between environmental and fiscal sustainability with Brian Keane,  president of SmartPower, a Washington, DC based non-profit renewable energy and energy efficiency outreach organization.  Keane also has years of experience working on Capitol Hill and was a key staffer to the Paul Tsongas presidential campaign in 1992.