Competitiveness

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The U.S. Aging Population as an Economic Growth Driver for Global Competitiveness

Speaker: Joseph Coughlin
Speaker: Kelly Michel
Presider: Michael Hodin

As the number of Americans older than the traditional retirement age steadily rises, the United States is poised to revitalize its global economic strength by approaching its aging population not as a crisis, but rather a promising opportunity for economic growth. Please join Joseph Coughlin, Robert Hormats, and Kelly Michel to discuss the core of this approach, healthy and active aging, which will require serious public policy reform, new business strategies, and profound sociological shifts in views on aging.

On the occasion of CFR's 90th anniversary, we will examine through a series of meetings and other projects how policies at home will directly influence the economic and military strength of the United States and its ability to act in the world.

**Please note this meeting was previously scheduled for January 12, but will now be held on February 14.**

**For further analysis on the U.S. aging population, please see CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Michael Hodin's blog post, Why 'Gray' is the New Golden Opportunity.

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Education and U.S. Competitiveness

Speaker: Michael Barber
Speaker: Margaret Spellings
Presider: Charles Lane

Please join Michael Barber and Margaret Spellings to discuss the state of elementary and secondary education in the U.S., focusing on workforce development and the preparedness of American students in comparison to others around the globe.

On the occasion of CFR's 90th anniversary, we will examine through a series of meetings and other projects how policies at home will directly influence the economic and military strength of the United States and its ability to act in the world.

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International Competitiveness and Education: A Conversation with Arne Duncan

Speaker: Arne Duncan
Presider: John DeGioia

Recent studies have concluded that the United States continues to fall behind other countries in student achievement, particularly in the areas of math and science. Please join Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to discuss the future of U.S. education policy and its implications for international competitiveness and national security.

 

See more in Global; Education; Competitiveness