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Just in case you missed it in your inbox, on Twitter, or on Facebookregistration for Spotlight۪s December 5th event is now open. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />


The event is titled “A Poverty and Opportunity Agenda: What’s in Store for the Next Four Years” and is co-sponsored by the Brookings Institution and Spotlight, with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.


This event will bring together some of the country’s leading policy minds one month after the election to discuss how the new administration can meet the challenges and increase opportunity for all Americans.


Each speaker will provide an insider’s view on the policy landscape and options over the next four years as our nation continues to climb back from economic crisis and considers paths to prosperity for vulnerable families.


The program will include keynote addresses from two major political figures within the Democratic Party and the Republican Party as well as a panel of experts with extensive experience in previous administrations. Speakers will take questions from the audience.


Participants include:


·         Ron Haskins, Co-Director, Budgeting for National Priorities, Center on Children and Families (Moderator)


Keynote Addresses


·         Gene Sperling, Director, National Economic Council, The White House


·         Tevi Troy, Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute




·         Jo Anne Barnhart, Former Commissioner, Social Security Administration


·         Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities


·         John Bridgeland, President and CEO, Civic Enterprises


·         Isabel V. Sawhill, Co-Director,  Budgeting for National Priorities, Center on Children and Families


·         Mona Sutphen, Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, The White House


For those attending in person or viewing the webcast, you can submit possible questions for panelists prior to the event using the hashtag #TalkPoverty. The moderator will select a few questions to ask the panelists from the Twitter submissions.


The event will also be webcast live, you canregister here.

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