“What Next, America?” Conference Set for Oct. 14 at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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Business leaders, academics and policy makers will examine critical economic issues facing the next U.S. presidential administration.

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Providing solutions to the critical economic issues facing the next U.S. presidential administration will be the focus of an Oct. 14 conference at the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at UNC Kenan Flagler Business School.

The conference is entitled “What’s Next America?” It will bring together influential business leaders, academics and policy makers to examine critical economic issues.

Plenary and breakout sessions will address education, health care, aging population demographics, financial policy, infrastructure, income inequality, technological innovation and tax policy.

Jim Sasser, former U.S. Senator and Ambassador to China, will give the keynote address.

“We are bringing together CEOs, researchers and policy makers with the mandate of making a substantive impact,” Gregory W. Brown, Kenan Institute director and professor of finance. “We want to identify concrete solutions to the most important economic issue, and after the conference we will develop policy briefs for the next administration.”

For more information and to register, visit http://kenaninstitute.unc.edu/whatsnextamerica/.

About UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Consistently ranked one of the world's best business schools, UNC Kenan-Flagler is known for its collaborative culture that stems from its core values: excellence, leadership, integrity, community and teamwork. Professors excel at both teaching and research, and demonstrate unparalleled dedication to students. Graduates are effective, principled leaders who have the technical and managerial skills to deliver results in the global business environment. UNC Kenan-Flagler offers a rich portfolio of programs and extraordinary, real-life learning experiences: Undergraduate Business, full-time MBA, Executive MBA Programs (Evening, Weekend and global OneMBA®), online MBA@UNC, UNC-Tsinghua Dual-Degree EMBA, Master of Accounting, PhD, Executive Development, and UNC Business Essentials programs. It is home to the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.

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