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:
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.
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.
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