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Health care at lower cost, reforming teacher evaluation and more

9:00 Better Health Care at Lower Cost: State & Federal Perspectives with Raj Goyle, Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; Nirav R. Shah, New York State Department of Health; Herbert Pardes, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; Ezekiel Emanuel, Center for American Progress; Maura Calsyn, Center for American Progress (Center for American Progress

9:00 Mobile Technology: A Change Agent in the United States and Across the Globe with Darrell M. West, Brookings Institution; Laurence Chandy, Brookings Institution; Shawn Covell, Qualcomm; Eric Tyler, New America Foundation; Toshi Nakamura, Kopernik; Matt Perault, Facebook (Brookings Institution)

9:30 Women’s Leadership in Times of Political Transitions: Some Lessons from Kyrgyzstan with Roza Otunbayeva, former president of the Kyrgyz Republic (Wilson Center)

10:30 BIT and Beyond: Advancing the U.S.-India Economic Relationship with Sen. Mark Warner; Karl Inderfurth, CSIS; Matthew Stokes, author; Arun Singh, Indian Embassy; Diane Farrell, U.S. India Business Council (CSIS

12:00 Tapping the Potential of Displaced Youth in Urban Settings with Josh Chaffin, Women’s Refugee Commission; Selin Mathews, Don Bosco India; U.S. Department of State (Wilson Center)  

12:00 Is the Federal Housing Administration the Next Bailout? with Mark Calabria, Cato Institute; Edward Pinto, American Enterprise Institute; Michael Fratantoni, Mortgage Bankers Association of America; Alan Zibel, Wall Street Journal (Cato Institute)

12:00 Reforming Teacher Evaluation: One District’s Story of Collaboration from the Perspective of all Stakeholders with Morgaen L. Donaldson, University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education; Segun Eubanks, National Education Association; Bernadeia H. Johnson, Minneapolis Public Schools; Carmel Martin, U.S. Dept. of Education (Center for American Progress)

12:30 China, Japan, South Korea Trilateral Cooperation: Implications for Northeast Asian Politics and Order with Andrew Yeo , Catholic University of America.(CSIS

2:00 Lessons from Haiti: Innovations in Tracking and Housing Internally Displaced Persons with Elizabeth Ferris, Brookings Institution; Vlatko Avramovski, International Organization for Migration, Haiti; Vincent Cochetel, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees; Lorenza Rossi, International Organization for Migration, Haiti; Charles Setchell, USAID (Brookings Institution

3:30 Staying Ahead of the Economic Curve: Taiwan and Its Rivals in East Asia and Beyond with Alejandro Espinosa-Wang, World Bank Group; Rupert Hammond-Chambers, U.S. Taiwan Business Council; Peter C.Y. Chow, City College of New York (Wilson Center)

5:00 Toward More Effective Disaster Philanthropy with David Abramson, Columbia University; Steve Dozier, Walmart; Bob Ottenhoff, Center for Disaster Philanthropy; Tony Pipa, USAID; Joe Ruiz, The UPS Foundation Humanitarian Relief Program; Lori J. Bertman,  Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation (CSIS

5:30 Far from the tree: Parents, children, and the search for identity with Sally Satel, AEI; Andrew Solomon, Writer and Lecturer (AEI)

6:00 Managing Shifted Risk with James Parrott; Fiscal Policy Institute; Chauncy Lennon, Ford Foundation; Kristin Morse, New York City Center for Economic Opportunity; Mae Watson Grote, The Financial Clinic; Justin King, 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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