The Metcalf-Swearer Lecture
Wednesday, March 12, 8 p.m.
"The New Economy: Where Is It Taking Us?"
Robert Kuttner, co-founder and co-editor, The American Prospect
Thursday, March 13, 4 p.m.
"The World of Work: Learning about the Present (and the Future) Through the Past"
Claudia Goldin, professor of economics, Harvard University
Thursday, March 13, 8 p.m.
"The World of Work in the 21st Century: Finding Tomorrow's Workers"
Cathy Minehan, president, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, moderates a panel discussion with
- James Burge, former corporate vice president and director of government affairs - human resources, Motorola
- Henry Kelly, associate director for technology, Office of Science and Technology Policy
- Robert Lerman, director of Human Resources Policy Center, Urban Institute
- Marc Tucker, president, National Center on Education and the Economy
Monday, March 17, 8 p.m.
"Steering Economic Policy: A Debate on the Clinton Budget"
Susan Dentzer, chief economics correspondent, U.S. News & World Report, moderates a panel discussion with
- Joseph Minarik, associate director for economic policy, Office of Management and Budget
- William Niskanen, chairman, Cato Institute
- Robert Reischauer, senior fellow, Brookings Institution
Tuesday, March 18, 8 p.m.
"Corporate Citizenship: What Does It Mean?"
Paul Solman, business correspondent, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, moderates a panel discussion with
- William Dunkelberg, chief economist, National Federation of Independent Business
- Aaron Feuerstein, president and CEO, Malden Mills Industries
- Mark Green, public advocate, City of New York
- Susan Lee, senior editor, Forbes
- Michael Levy, distinguished visiting professor, Georgetown School of Business
- Don Reed, president, NYNEX
- William Reilly, former administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
- Terry Scanlon, president, Capital Research Center
- John Sweeney, president, AFL-CIO
Wednesday, March 19, 8 p.m.
"The Growing Divide: Inequality in America"
Barry Bluestone, professor of policital economy, University of Massachusetts-Boston, moderates a discussion with
- Gary Burtless, senior fellow, Brookings Institution
- Michael Dyson, professor of communications, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
- Glenn Loury, professor of economics and director of the Institute on Race and Social Division, Boston University
Thursday, March 20, 4 p.m.
"Where is Rhode Island Headed?: Our Emerging Economy"
(co-sponsored by the Rhode Island Public Expenditures Council)
Gary Sasse, executive director, RIPEC, moderates a panel discussion with
- Rob Atkinson, executive director, Rhode Island Economic Policy Council
- Roger Mandle, president, Rhode Island School of Design
- Stephen Moore, director of fiscal policy, Cato Institute
- Merrill Sherman, president and CEO, Bank Rhode Island
- Marcel Valois, executive director, Rhode Island Economic Development Corp.
Thursday, March 20, 8 p.m.
"Where is Rhode Island Headed? The Jobs Equation"
Eleanor McMahon, visiting professor of public policy, Brown University, moderates a panel discussion with
- Carol Grant, vice president of human resources, Textron Inc.
- James Medoff, professor of labor and industry, Harvard University
- George Nee, secretary-treasurer, Rhode Island AFL-CIO
- Keith Stokes, executive director, Newport County Chamber of Commerce