EPS Bernard Schwartz Symposium

Who's Afraid of the Fiscal Cliff?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012, the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC.

Co-sponsors: the New America Foundation

The event was broadcast live on C-SPAN2, see the video here.

Welcoming Remarks: James K. Galbraith, Economists for Peace and Security


Session One – On the Cliff

Chaired by Stan Collender, Qorvis' National Director of Financial Communications
• James Galbraith, Economists for Peace & Security
• Stephanie Kelton, University of Missouri-Kansas City
• Chad Stone, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
• Bruce Bartlett


Session Two – On the Military Sequester

Chaired by Richard Kaufman, Bethesda Research Institute 
• Heather Hurlburt, National Security Network 
• Carl Conetta, Project on Defense Alternatives
• William Hartung, Center for International Policy, Arms and Security Project
• Winslow Wheeler, Project On Government Oversight, Straus Military Reform Project 


Session Three – Essential Priorities: Social Security/Medicare/Medicaid and Infastructure

Chaired by Michael Ettlinger, Center for American Progress
• Michael Lind, New America Foundation, Economic Growth Program
• Sherle Schwenninger, New America Foundation, Economic Growth and American Strategy Programs
• Monique Morrissey, Economic Policy Institute
• Mark Schmitt, Roosevelt Institute



Fiscal Cliff? Obama Urged Not To Panic, by Dan Froomkin, for The Huffington Post.

‘Fiscal Cliff’ Concerns Intensify, by Shar Adams, for The Epoch Times.

Economists Look For Ways to Avoid the "Fiscal Cliff" C-SPAN video coverage.