In 1968, while the United States was entangled in quagmires both at home and overseas, Brookings first published Agenda for the Nation to prepare policymakers for difficult questions facing the country.
With a new edition of the book just out from the Brookings Institution Press and the 2004 presidential campaign getting underway, a panel of experts will gather—on the second anniversary of an event that had a profound effect on Americans’ daily lives and U.S. policy—to examine what lies ahead for the United States. Issues to be discussed include budget and tax policies, the future of military policy and defense budgeting, health care and Medicare reform, security and civil liberties, U.S. foreign policy, and welfare reform.
Panelists at this briefing will answer questions from the audience following their remarks.
Former Brookings Expert
“The 21st century has revalued these small geographies. That’s what the 21st century demands,” Katz said, noting that these days, “[w]e aren’t innovating in isolated business parks” in the suburbs.
"Instead of stopping trade, modernize the trade agreements, but also provide safety nets for workers. Because these things are going to keep happening, not only because of trade but because of modernization."