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A New Deal For This New Century: Making Our Economy Work For All

Institute for Corporate Governance and Finance NYU Law logo, Rock Center for Corporate Governance Stanford logo

October 3 and 4, 2019
New York University’s Global Academic Center
1307 L Street NW
Washington, D.C.

This event is co-sponsored by NYU Law's Institute for Corporate Governance and Finance and Stanford's Rock Center for Corporate Governance.

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Organizing Committee:

  • Nell Abernathy, The Roosevelt Institute
  • Frederick Alexander, B Lab
  • Steven Cohen, MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated
  • Jonah Crane, formerly U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism
  • Andy Green, Center for American Progress
  • Robert Greenstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Joseph Grundfest, Stanford Law School
  • Gabriel Horwitz, Third Way
  • Andrew Kassoy, B Lab
  • David Katz, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz / New York University School of Law
  • Jim Kessler, Third Way
  • Thea Lee, Economic Policy Institute
  • Martin Lipton, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz / New York University School of Law
  • Allison Omens, JUST Capital
  • Miguel Padró, The Aspen Institute
  • Edward Rock, New York University School of Law
  • Judith Samuelson, The Aspen Institute
  • John Schmitt, Economic Policy Institute
  • Damon Silvers, AFL-CIO
  • Heather Slavkin Corzo, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
  • Hon. Leo Strine, Jr., Supreme Court of Delaware
  • Antonio Weiss, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Felicia Wong, The Roosevelt Institute

Supporting Sponsors:

  • The Aspen Institute
  • B Lab
  • Center for American Progress
  • Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose
  • Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism
  • Economic Policy Institute
  • JUST Capital
  • The Rodel Foundation
  • Roosevelt Institute
  • Third Way

Thursday October 3, 2019

Investments in our Economic Future I:  Revitalizing our Physical Infrastructure | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

  • Roy Swan | Moderator, Director, Mission Investments, Ford Foundation

  • Kevin DeGood | Director, Infrastructure Policy, Center for American Progress

  • Demond Drummer | Co-Founder & Executive Director, New Consensus

  • Beth Osborne | Director, Transportation for America

  • Larry Willis | President, Transportation Trades, AFL-CIO+

Investments in our Economic Future II:  Building Skills for the 21st Century Economy through Education and Training | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

  • Angela Hanks | Moderator, Deputy Executive Director, Groundworks Collaborative 
  • Jeff Dygert | Executive Director, Public Policy, AT&T
  • Mary Alice McCarthy | Director, Center on Education & Skills, New America
  • Mike Monroe | Chief of Staff, North America's Building Trades Unions
  • Julie Morgan | Executive Director, Great Democracy Initiative

Improving the Pay, Benefits, and Competitiveness of American Workers | 3:45 – 5:00 p.m.

  • Eduardo Porter | Moderator, Reporter, New York Times
  • Vincent Alvarez | President, NY City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO+
  • Maureen Conway | VP of Policy Programs, The Aspen Institute and Executive Director, The Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program
  • Randi Weingarten | President, American Federation of Teachers
  • Felicia Wong | President & CEO, Roosevelt Institute

Keynote Address by Mayor Frank Scott Jr., Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas | 5:00 – 5:15 p.m.


Reorienting Our Corporate Governance System to Support Sustainable Growth, Shared Prosperity, and the Best Interests of Working People | 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

  • Kara Stein | Moderator, Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
  • Sabastian Niles | Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
  • Elizabeth Pollman | Professor of Law, William M. Rains Senior Research Fellow, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
  • David Webber | Associate Dean for Intellectual Life, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law

Friday October 4, 2019

Coffee and Continental Breakfast | 8:30 a.m.


The Global New Deal: Making Sure the Rules of International Trade Are Fair to Workers and the Environment | 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. 

  • Beth Baltzan | ModeratorFellow, Open Markets
  • Cathy Feingold | Director of International Development, AFL-CIO
  • Joel Paul | Professor of Law, UC Hastings Law
  • Brad Setser | Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations 

CEO Roundtable 

How Can Government Investment and Policies Help Businesses Increase Worker Pay and Create Quality Jobs?  A Constructive Discussion Between Leading CEOs | 10:30 a.m – 11:45 a.m.   

  • Zeynep Ton | ModeratorProfessor of the Practice, Operations Mangement, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Barbara Humpton | Chief Executive Officer, Siemens USA
  • James White | Former Chief Executive Officer, Jamba Juice

Providing for the Common Defense, Promoting the General Welfare and Incentivizing Socially Responsible Behavior:  How Sane Tax Policy Can Make Us All Better Off | 12:00 – 1:30 p.m 

  • Jason Furman | Moderator, Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Heather Boushey | President and Chief Executive Officer, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
  • Amy Matsui | Director of Income Security and Senior Counsel, National Women’s Law Center
  • Kitty Richards | Strategic Advisor, Groundwork Collaborative