Roundtable Series on America’s Governability Crisis

Director: James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
April 27, 2012 - Present

The Roundtable Series on America's Governability Crisis focuses on the challenge of governing effectively during a time of sharp partisan polarization in Washington. The series seeks to examine the challenges that domestic division poses to developing and executing sound fiscal, economics, defense, and foreign policies. The series is held as part of the Renewing America initiative, which considers how policies at home will directly influence the economic and military strength of the United States and its ability to act in the world.

Meetings

Roundtable Meeting

The National Debt Ceiling: Options and Risks

Speakers:

Janet Mullins Grissom, Peck, Madigan, Jones, & Stewart, Inc., Chris Krueger, Guggenheim Securities, Richard R. Verma, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP

Presider:

Christopher M. Tuttle, Council on Foreign Relations
February 15, 2013

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Roundtable Meeting

Does the United States Need a New National Security Act?

Speaker:

Gary Hart, Hart International, Ltd.

Presider:

James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair; Council on Foreign Relations
February 4, 2013 12:30-2:00 p.m.

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Roundtable Meeting

Is the Era of Middle-Class Prosperity Over?

Speaker:

Hedrick L. Smith, Hedrick Smith Productions

Presider:

James M. Lindsay, Council on Foreign Relations
January 18, 2013 12:30-2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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The Fiscal Cliff: What’s on the Table

Speakers:

Robert Kahn, Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations, Christopher M. Tuttle, Director, Washington Program, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations
December 7, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

America in the Age of Descent

Speaker:

Edward Luce, Organiser, Financial Times

Presider:

James M. Lindsay, Council on Foreign Relations
May 25, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

The Middle Class in an Age of Global Finance

Speaker:

Michael Casey, Dow Jones Newswires

Presider:

James M. Lindsay, Council on Foreign Relations
May 15, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

America’s Dysfunctional Politics

Speakers:

Thomas E. Mann, Brookings Institution, Norman J. Ornstein, American Enterprise Institute

Presider:

James M. Lindsay, Council on Foreign Relations
May 3, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

The Dysfunction of American Politics

Speaker:

Peter R. Orszag, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

James M. Lindsay, Council on Foreign Relations
April 27, 2012

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