Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Washington, DC

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is the oldest international affairs think tank in the United States. Founded in 1910, it is known for excellence in scholarship, responsiveness to changing global circumstances, and a commitment to concrete improvements in public policy.

Bernard L. Schwartz Program in Competitiveness and Growth Policies

Led by Carnegie's visiting scholar, David Rothkopf, the Schwartz Program brings together some of the senior-most members of the U.S. government to meet with business leaders, investors, academicians, economists and experts across numerous fields to discuss the difficult challenges associated with revitalizing the U.S. economy and construct policy options to address those challenges.

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American Job Creation and Infrastructure Forum

on October 8, 2015, the Carnegie Endowment’s Schwartz Program in Competitiveness and Growth Policies, under the direction of David Rothkopf, convened a group of bipartisan government leaders, corporate executives, and experts from academia and think tanks to discuss the nation’s infrastructure crisis and explore ways to promote job creation and increase America’s economic strength. There is broad consensus that our country’s aging infrastructure is not only failing to live up to the challenges that the country faces but is a serious liability in a highly connected world.

The program included keynote addresses by Vice President Joseph R. Biden who was introduced by conference sponsor Bernard L. Schwartz; Senator Elizabeth Warren; and Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel. Panel discussions focused on the existing infrastructure and job creation challenges, the shifting perspectives on financing infrastructure projects, and how to put solutions into practice in the current political climate.

For a complete list of discussants and videos of the keynote addresses and panel discussions, please visit the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.