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Daybook: 9/29/11

9:00 Is Competitiveness Worth Defending? with Joel Slemrod, University of Michigan; Andrew Lyon, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Kevin A. Hassett, AEI; Chris Edwards, Cato Institute; Robert J. Shapiro, Georgetown University; John H. Makin, AEI; Michael Chernew, Harvard Medical School; Stephen T. Parente, University of Minnesota; Martin R. West, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Grover J. “Russ” Whitehurst, Brookings Institution (AEI)

12:00 Unleashing the Power of Health Reform in the Central Valley with Mark Rukavina, The Access Project; Leif Haase, New America Foundation; Olivia Calderon, New America Foundation; Norma Forbes, Fresno Healthy Community Access Partners, R. Michael Alexander, United Way of Fresno County; Chet P. Hewitt, Sierra Health Foundation (New America Foundation)

12:00 Health and Harmony: Population, Health, and Environment in Indonesia with Alene Gelbard, Public Health Institute; Nichol Simpson, Health in Harmony (Wilson Center)

12:30 The Outcomes of the UN High-Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases with Ebrahim Rasool, South African Ambassador to the United States; Dr. Trevor Gunn, Medtronic; Dr. Peter Lamptey, FHI 360, Dr. Nils Daulaire, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (CSIS)

3:00 Will Robots Steal Your Job? with Robbie Allen, Automated Insights; Dr. Sarah Kramer, University of Washington Medicine; Michael Schmidt, Nutonian; Dr. Tyler Cowen, George Mason University; Martin Ford Author, The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future; Michael Lind, New America Foundation. (New America Foundation)

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He freelances and hosts a podcast at and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.

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