Live Webcast Tomorrow: Can America Restore Its Competitive Edge?

This event is by invitation only but a live webcast will be available here at the time of the event.

Can America Restore Its Competitive Edge?

What will it take to rebuild wealth-generation and innovation in the U.S.? What are the roles of government, business, and educators and what changes must each of them make to reverse the decline in US competitiveness?


Introduction by The Honorable Jane Harman—President, Director and CEO, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Norm Augustine—former CEO, Lockheed-Martin, Chair of the National Academies Gathering Storm Committee and author of Rising Above the Gathering Storm

John Engler—former Governor of Michigan, former President of the National Association of Manufacturers, and currently President of the Business Roundtable

Paul Vallas—former Superintendent of the Recovery School District in Louisiana; former CEO of Chicago Public Schools and the School District of Philadelphia and active in restoring schools in post-earthquake Chile and Haiti

Jan Rivkin—Bruce V. Rauner Professor of Business Administration Unit Head, Harvard  Business School

Deborah L. Wince-Smith—President, Council on Competitiveness

David Wessel (moderator)—Chief  Economic Correspondent, Wall Street Journal

 Wednesday, March 28, 2012

9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor, Joseph H. and Claire Flom Auditorium

 The National Conversation at the Woodrow Wilson Center series provides a safe political space for deep dialogue and informed discussion of the most significant problems and challenges facing the nation and the world.


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