Rep. Adam Smith to Join Naím, Shapiro Wednesday at "The G-20 Summit and Beyond: Challenges Facing the Global Economy"

NDN is pleased to announce that U.S. Rep. Adam Smith will be speaking at "The G-20 Summit and Beyond: Challenges Facing the Global Economy" this Wednesday, April 1 at NDN. Smith sits on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Intelligence Committee, chairs the New Democrat Coalition Trade Task Force, and is a leading voice in Congress on international economic policy.

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Amidst a Great Recession that has deepened and spread since the G-20 last met in November here in Washington, the leaders of the G-20 nations are now preparing for their April 2 summit in London. The stakes include growing threats of protectionism, resistance by many governments to stimulate their economies, the pitfalls in trying to unravel trillions of dollars in bad assets, prospects of political instability created by the deep downturn as well as the future of the international economic institutions.

With many calling for unprecedented global cooperation to address both the crisis and other, longer-term challenges such as climate change, the G-20 leaders face a very difficult and crowded agenda.

Please join the NDN Globalization Initiative on April 1, the day before the talks in London, for a preview of the G-20 summit and the challenges that world leaders will need to tackle during this Great Recession. This event, to be held at NDN’s offices -- just one block from the White House -- will feature U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, NDN Globalization Initiative Chair Dr. Robert Shapiro and Dr. Moisés Naím, the Editor-in-Chief of Foreign Policy magazine. NDN President Simon Rosenberg will moderate the discussion.

The event, which will be held at NDN, 729 15th St., NW, 1st FL, will start at 12 p.m., with lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m.

The G-20 forum also will be Web cast live at starting at 12:15 p.m. ET.

To RSVP, please click here.

We're looking forward to seeing you on April 1 at NDN or via live Web cast.