The Washington Times - November 25, 2008, 06:09PM

Next week the newly-elected members of Congress will arrive on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., for a crash course on everything from national security to health care policy.

The orientation runs Dec. 2-5. Below is a sampling of events:

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3

 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

THE STATUS OF INTELLIGENCE REFORM AND THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF CONGRESSIONALOVERSIGHT

The HonorableMike McConnell, Director of National Intelligence

Moderated by: Mary Margaret Graham, Fellow, Institute of Politics Fall 2008, former Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Collection  

 

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

THE POLITICS OF APPROPRIATIONS AND BUDGET

Linda Bilmes, Lecturer in Public Finance, Harvard Kennedy School

The Honorable Rosa DeLauro,Member, United States House of Representatives (D-03, CT)invited

Maya MacGuineas, President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget; Director, Fiscal Policy Program, New America Foundation

Rob Nebors, Staff Director, Committee on Appropriations, United States House of Representatives invited

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

FUTURE OF AMERICAN POWER

Joseph S. Nye, Jr., University Distinguished Service and Professor Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, John F. Kennedy School of Government

 

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

Graham Allison, Director,Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

The Honorable Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, Harvard Kennedy School

Meghan O’Sullivan, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

 

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4

 

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

UNDERSTANDING THE ECONOMIC CRISIS

Robert Lawrence, Albert L. Williams Professor of International Trade and Investment, Harvard Kennedy School

Jeffery Liebman, Malcolm Wiener Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Gregory Mankiw, Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Elizabeth Warren, Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

David Ellwood (moderator), Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government

 

10:45 a.m. – 12 noon

TRANSITIONING TO A CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY

Van Jones, Founding President, Green for All; Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Cathy Zoi, CEO, Alliance for Climate Protection

 

12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.

MAKING AN IMPACT AS A NEW MEMBER OF CONGRESS

The Honorable Diana DeGette, Member, United States House of Representatives (D-01, CO)

The Honorable Jim Ramstad, Member, United States House of Representatives (R-03, MN)invited

Elizabeth Sears Smith, Chief of Staff, Congressman Rahm Emanuel

 

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

ENERGY AND NATIONAL SECURITY

John Holdren, Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School

Kelly Sims Gallagher, Director, Energy Technology Innovation Policy and Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School

The Honorable Phil Sharp, President, Resources for the Future; Member, Institute of Politics Senior Advisory Committee; Member, United States House of Representatives (IN-2, D, 1975-1995)

Graham Allison (moderator), Director,Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School   

 

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

EDUCATION

Susan Moore Johnson, Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr. Professor of Teaching and Learning, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Thomas Kane, Professor of Education and Economics, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Faculty Director, Center for Education Policy Research, HarvardUniversity

Bridget Terry Long, Associate Professor of Education and Economics, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Robert B. Schwartz, Academic Dean and William Henry Bloomberg Professor of Practice, Harvard Graduate School of Education

The Honorable Bill Purcell (moderator), Director, Institute of Politics; Mayor, Nashville, TN (1999-2007)

 

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5

 

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

BREAKFAST WITH KENNEDY SCHOOL STUDENTS

         

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. 

HEALTHCARE POLICY

Stuart Butler,Vice President, Domestic and Economic Policy Studies

Diane Rowland, Executive Vice President, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Tim Westmorland, Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown Law School

Gail Wilensky, Senior Fellow, Project Hope

Sheila Burke (moderator),Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Faculty Research Fellow, Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

 

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

STANDING ON THE EDGE OF A NEW FRONTIER: THE WORLD IN 2033

Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law and Faculty Co-Director, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School

Elaine Kamarck (moderator), Lecturer in Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government