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Our Families, Our Country, Our World

The Brookings Institution and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs both mark important anniversaries this year. To celebrate the public policy efforts of both institutions and the ongoing partnership between these organizations, a Washington, DC event will examine some of the nation’s most critical problems at home and abroad. Brookings President Strobe Talbott will open the session and Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School, will provide closing thoughts at the end of the three panel discussions.

Carlos Pascual, former Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization at the State Department and now Vice President of the Foreign Policy Studies program at Brookings, will join Jennifer Widner, Professor of Politics and International Affairs the Woodrow Wilson School and director of Princeton’s Reconstruction Partnership, to discuss lessons and best practices in post-conflict settings and fragile states.

Brookings senior fellow Ron Haskins will moderate a second panel discussion on children. He will be joined by Isabel Sawhill, Vice President of Economic Studies at Brookings; and Sara McLanahan, professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University; who will discuss policy options for encouraging marriage, reducing poverty and inequality, and improving the future of children.

This third panel discussion brings together Princeton’s Larry Bartels and Brookings senior fellow Thomas Mann on American electoral politics. Bartels and Mann will discuss how the current political environment and the structure of competition are likely to effect the November midterm elections and the extent to which the polarized political climate will shape the 2008 presidential sweepstakes.

Our Families, Our Country, Our World

Tuesday, May 30, 2006
9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium
1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Opening Remarks:
Strobe Talbott
President, The Brookings Institution

Panel One: Post Conflict Reconstruction 9:10 a.m. – 10:10 a.m

Carlos Pascual
Vice President, Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution

Jennifer Widner
Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University


Panel Two: The Future of Children 10:20 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Ron Haskins
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution
Isabel V. Sawhill
Vice President, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution
Sara McLanahan
Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Princeton University

Panel Three: Electoral Politics and the President 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Thomas Mann
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution
Larry Bartels
Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Princeton University
Closing Remarks:
Anne-Marie Slaughter
Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Princeton University

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Our Families, Our Country, Our World

The Brookings Institution and Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs both mark important anniversaries this year. To celebrate the public policy efforts of both institutions and the ongoing partnership between these organizations, a Washington, DC event will examine some of the nation's most critical problems at home and abroad. Brookings President Strobe Talbott will open the session and Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School, will provide closing thoughts at the end of the three panel discussions.

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