5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
American Enterprise Institute
1789 Massachusetts Avenue NW
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
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The challenge looks more pressing than ever in the light of this year’s presidential campaign: how to ensure economic mobility for all Americans – poor people trapped in safety-net programs that relieve material hardship but don’t help them escape from poverty and a neglected middle class struggling to keep up with globalization. A wealth of new thinking is percolating in Washington and beyond the Beltway, where people close to the problem are coming up with better ideas that look beyond government and harness the power of communities.
A Washington summit on poverty and economic mobility will bring together policymakers and practitioners: Washington-based reform conservatives, heartland social entrepreneurs, cutting-edge governors, engaged CEOs and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, a leading champion of the new approach.
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Speaker Paul Ryan, U.S. House of Representatives
Arthur Brooks, AEI
John Engler, Business Roundtable
Whit Ayres, North Star Opinion Research
John Bailey, Bailey Strategies
Stuart Butler, Brookings Institution
Anthony Carnevale, Georgetown University
Oren Cass, Manhattan Institute
Robert Doar, AEI
Mike Franc, Hoover Institution
Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution
Rick Hess, AEI
Kay Hymowitz, Manhattan Institute
Tamar Jacoby, Opportunity America
Dane Linn, Business Roundtable
Lawrence Mead, New York University
Adam Meyerson, Philanthropy Roundtable
Henry Olson, Ethics & Public Policy Center
Eduardo Padron, Miami Dade College
James Pethokoukis, AEI
Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review
Angela Rachidi, AEI
Mark Rodgers, Clapham Group
Michael Strain, AEI
Pete Wehner, Ethics & Public Policy Center
Jason Wiens, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation