The 2013 UT GB&F Conference is intended to spark dialogue about the purpose of government in furthering our country’s progress. Panels and lectures will present policy solutions to some of America’s most pressing public issues, as we continue to sketch an ideal democracy grounded in our values and reflective of our unique era. The conference is hosted by the Roosevelt Institute at UT.
RSVP Online by April 1 at 11:59pm to reserve a free spot at lunch.
The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Gar Alperovitz. Alperovitz is currently the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland and is a former Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University; Harvard’s Institute of Politics; the Institute for Policy Studies; and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution. In addition to having authored such critically acclaimed books as America Beyond Capitalism, Alperovitz delivered the keynote address at the Green Party’s 2012 National Convention.
The Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, America’s largest student-run policy think tank, released its groundbreaking “Government By and For Millennial America” report in February 2013. This report “tackles some of the most fundamental, divisive, and difficult questions about the purpose of government in furthering our country’s progress. It focuses on the nuts and bolts of the process of change: How can we hear from more voices? How can we be more transparent? How can government be more egalitarian? How can we further collective solutions to our collective challenges?” The report provides a core framework through which to consider these questions, but it leaves much to be filled in concerning specific policy solutions. The purpose of the 2013 GB&F Conference is to build on the work of the GB&F report by engaging in dialogue about specific policy solutions & the role of government in addressing America’s public problems. Conference talks will be focused around GB&F’s four “pillars” of government: Government as Steward of the Common Good, Government as Innovator, Government as it Engages Citizens, & Government as Lawmaker.
When: April 5, 2013 9am-7:45pm
Cost: Free. Lunch included. $5 Parking.
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