The Hamilton Project to Host June 28th Innovation Forum in Washington, DC

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Experts from academia, business, and the scientific community to discuss opportunities and challenges for innovation to create jobs and spur economic growth

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What new breakthrough sciences and technologies are next on the horizon for the U.S. economy, and what role can policy play in creating a positive environment to promote innovative developments?

On June 28, The Hamilton Project at Brookings will host a forum on the future of innovation in the United States – exploring the challenges to, and opportunities for, furthering advancements to create jobs and spur economic growth.

The half day discussion will include the director of the National Institutes of Health, two former U.S. Treasury Secretaries, one of the nation’s leading private investors in the technology industry, a co-chair of the President’s Advisory Board on Science and Technology, a MacArthur Foundation Genius Award winner, the Chief Technology Officer of the United States, the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and a group of prominent U.S. economists.

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AGENDA

WELCOME
Robert E. Rubin - Co-Chair, Council on Foreign Relations and former U.S. Treasury Secretary

PANEL: THE STATE OF SCIENTIFIC AMERICA
Angela Belcher - Professor of Materials Science Engineering and Biological Engineering, MIT

Francis S. Collins - Director, National Institutes of Health

Moderator: Ann Kellan - Science Correspondent, Cable News Network

PANEL: OBSTACLES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR AMERICAN SCIENCE & INNOVATION
Tim Bresnahan - Professor of Technology and the Economy, Stanford University

Aneesh Chopra - Chief Technology Officer of the United States

Tyler Cowen - Professor of Economics, George Mason University

Glenn Hutchins - Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive, Silver Lake

Moderator: Michael Greenstone - Director, The Hamilton Project

REMARKS ON PRESIDENT OBAMA'S REGULATORY REVIEW
Cass Sunstein - Administrator, The Office of Information and Regulatory and Affairs

PANEL: THE FUTURE OF INNOVATION IN THE UNITED STATES
Eric Lander - Founding Director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and co-chair of the President’s Advisory Board on Science and Technology

Lawrence H. Summers - Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University; former Assistant to the President for Economic Policy; former U.S. Treasury Secretary

Moderator: Greg Ip - U.S. Economics Editor, The Economist

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