Moderated by: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
Robert Greenstein, Founder and President, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Ron Haskins, Co-Director of Center on Children and Families, Budgeting for National Priorities, Brookings Institution
Irwin Redlener, President and Co-Founder, Children's Health Fund
Renée Wilson-Simmons, Director, National Center for Children in Poverty
Lunch Break: 11:35 am - 12:20 pm EST
Steve Clemons is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live. He writes frequently about politics and foreign affairs.
Clemons is a senior fellow and the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank in Washington, D.C., where he previously served as executive vice president. He writes and speaks frequently about the D.C. political scene, foreign policy, and national security issues, as well as domestic and global economic-policy challenges.
Greenstein is the founder and President of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He is considered an expert on the federal budget and a range of domestic policy issues, from anti-poverty programs and various aspects of tax policy to health reform and Social Security. He has written numerous reports, analyses, book chapters, op-ed pieces, and magazine articles on these issues.
Ron Haskins is a senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program and co-director of the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution and senior consultant at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore. From February to December of 2002 he was the Senior Advisor to the President for Welfare Policy at the White House.
Dr. Irwin Redlener
Dr. Irwin Redlener is president and co-founder, with singer/songwriter Paul Simon, of the Children’s Health Fund, a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to providing health care to disadvantaged children and families in the United States. Under his leadership, Children’s Health Fund has grown to become a national network of more than 50 mobile and fixed site pediatric clinics providing more than 250,000 health care encounters each year in 25 of the nation’s most medically underserved urban and rural communities.
Renée Wilson-Simmons, DrPH is Director of National Center for Children in Poverty. Before joining NCCP in 2012, she served as the senior associate for adolescent health and development at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore, where she managed foundation initiatives and related grants and activities focused on reproductive health. She also served as associate director of the Evidence-Based Practice Group, which identifies, develops, and scales up evidence-based interventions for children and families involved with public social service systems.