Past Events

Reset Retirement: Solutions for the 21st Century

April 22, 2019

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Director, Retirement Security, EPI and Teresa Ghilarducci, Schwartz Professor of Economics, The New School for Social Research, invite you to a panel discussion regarding key policy solutions for the ongoing retirement crisis. We must reform the current system to ensure all workers can breathe easy in old age. This event will be followed by a delicious lunch.

Our discussion will be led by:

  • Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
  • Tony James, Executive Vice Chairman, Blackstone; Co-author, “Rescuing Retirement”
  • Chad Bolt, Legislative Assistant, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown
  • Doug Calidas, Deputy Legislative Director, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar
  • Caroline Atkinson, Senior Advisor, Rock Creek; former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for International Economics, White House
  • Special guests to be confirmed

RSVP here.


Friday, June 14
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


10:00 a.m. – Registration opens
10:30 a.m. – Panel discussion
11:30 a.m. – Lunch


Kennedy Caucus Room (SR-325)
Russell Senate Office Building
2 Constitution Ave. N.E., Washington, DC 20002


SCEPA works to focus the public economics debate on the role government can and should play in the real productive economy - that of business, management, and labor - to raise living standards, create economic security, and attain full employment.