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Bipartisan Tip Sheet – June 2013

A monthly roundup of events featuring Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) founders, senior fellows, project leaders and staff.


Wednesday, June 5

Who: Rob Couch, Member of BPC’s Housing Commission
What: RiskSpan Symposium on the Future of Housing Finance: The event will provide an update on BPC’s report on the future of housing finance. More details here.
Where: New York, NY


Wednesday, June 5
12:00PM to 1:45PM

Who: Phillip Swagel, Co-chair of BPC’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative, Former Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy
What: How Can the Housing Finance System Promote Broad Access and Affordability?: How can we reform our housing-finance system so that all Americans can access sustainable, affordable housing? How can we meet the credit needs of historically underserved populations and geographies? What role does the secondary market?which buys mortgages, packages them into securities, and sells them to investors?play in addressing these challenges? How can structural reforms support these core principles? Learn more and register here.
Where: Center for American Progress | 1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20005


Wednesday, June 12
9:00AM to 2:00PM

Who: Senator Lisa Murkowski, U.S. Senator from Alaska and former Senator Pete V. Domenici, BPC Senior Fellow
What: The Geopolitical Impacts of the U.S. Tight Oil Boom: Implications for OPEC and the U.S. Strategic Posture: Join BPC for the first in a series of four events on the New Geopolitics of Petroleum and Natural Gas. This first session will explore the realistic implications of what the tight oil boom means for the country in both economic and geopolitical terms, with David Goldwyn of Goldwyn Global Strategies, LLC and former State Department Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs moderating. Our primary points of focus will be the sustainability of the tight oil boom and its geopolitical implications.
Where: The Hyatt Regency | 400 New Jersey Ave, NW Washington, DC 20001


Wednesday, June 12
8:30AM to 10:00AM

Who: Former Governor Haley Barbour
What: Bibles, Badges and Business Event: Gov. Barbour will make keynote remarks at a brief breakfast program hosted by Bibles, Badges and Business.
Where: 20F Conference Center, 20F Street, NW Room A, Washington, DC 20001


Thursday, June 13
10:30AM to 12:00PM

Who: Governors Haley Barbour and Jeb Bush
What: Join Governors Jeb Bush and Haley Barbour for a conversation on immigration reform. Drawing from their own experiences as governors, each will provide a unique perspective on immigration and how reform legislation might affect the states, the nation and the Republican Party. Copies of Gov. Bush’s recently released book, Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution, will be available for purchase and signing directly following the panel discussion. The event is part of BPC’s Immigration Task Force, which is led by Governor Barbour, former Governor Ed Rendell and former Secretaries Condoleezza Rice and Henry Cisneros.
Where: BPC | 1225 Eye St. NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005



Friday, June 14
10:00AM to 11:30AM

Who: Martin Baily, Co-chair of BPC’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative; former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers
What: Dealing with “Too Important to Fail” Banks: On June 14, the Economic Studies program at Brookings will review and debate the issue of bank size and bank funding. Panelists include FDIC Vice Chairman Thomas Hoenig, banking expert Rodgin Cohen, and Senior Fellow and Director of the Initiative on Business and Public Policy Martin Baily. Douglas Elliott, fellow in Economic Studies, will serve as moderator. After the program, speakers will take audience questions.
Where: Brookings | 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC


Monday, June 17
9:30AM to 12:00PM

Who: Lewis S. Ranieri, Chairman and Founding Partner, Ranieri Partners, James B. Lockhart III, Vice Chairman, WL Ross & Co. LLC, Barry Zigas, Consumer Federation of America; BPC Housing Commissioner, Nicolas P. Retsinas, Harvard Business School; BPC Housing Commissioner, and Robert M. Couch, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings; BPC Housing Commissioner
What: Housing Finance Reform: Is Inertia Gaining Momentum?: Despite broad agreement on the need for reform of our nation’s housing finance system, after nearly five years Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac remain in conservatorship with no clear path forward. Join us for a discussion of why the status quo is unsustainable and bipartisan legislative action is needed to restore a sound and sustainable system of housing finance.
Where: BPC | 1225 Eye St. NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005


Wednesday, June 19
11:00AM to 12:00PM

Who: Senator Byron L. Dorgan, Senior Fellow and Co-Chair of the Strategic Energy Policy Initiative, BPC
What: “The U.S. Energy Reset, Act. II: A New Paradigm for Exports,” a conference by Guggenheim Securities, is designed to help investors better understand how Washington works, as well as providing the opportunity for government officials to have investors discuss the market implications of policy choices. Sen. Dorgan’s remarks will be followed by a question and answer period.


Wednesday, June 19
8:00AM to 4:45PM

Who: Chris Jennings, Co-Leader, BPC Health Project
What: Back in Business Forum: Washington does not have a monopoly on ideas for economic growth. As America emerges from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, signs of innovation continue to sprout from the grassroots around the nation, nurtured by emerging private-and public- sector leaders who are producing new solutions to old challenges. Join National Journal on June 19th for an energizing celebration of American problem-solving at the Back in Business Forum. This full-day program of keynote interviews and discussions will foster constructive dialogue among an array of business executives, government leaders and problem solvers–both from inside and outside the Beltway–at the forefront of fresh thinking about how to continue putting America back in business.
Where: The Grand Hyatt Washington | 1000 H Street NW, Washington DC


Thursday, June 20
6:30PM to 9:30PM

Who: William K. Reilly, Co-Chair of Strategic Energy Policy Initiative, BPC
What: Moderated discussion on Michael Levi’s new book, “The Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity, and the Battle for America’s Future.” Mr. Reilly will moderate a lecture on the latest book by Council on Foreign Relations’ Fellow Michael Levi.
Where: San Francisco, CA


Tuesday, June 25
9:00AM to 2:00PM

What: The Innovation Economy: Information Revolution Transforming Health Care Through Big Data The use of “big data” has the potential to improve both the delivery of care and the health and wellness of individuals. During this interactive policy forum, we will explore the promise, challenges, and policies that are critical to encouraging innovation in improving health and health care through the use of big data. Two key policy areas will be explored in detail: (1) the role of standards in aggregating and effectively using large, disparate data sets and (2) addressing concerns about privacy and security. This policy forum is part of a broader 2013 “Innovation Economy” series of roundtable and public forums convened in parallel by the Aspen Institute and BPC, in collaboration with Intel. Through this set of forums, we will explore the far-reaching implications of the “information revolution” (i.e. growing utility of big data), centering on the potential of this growing trend to empower individuals and transform industries across three industries: health care, energy, and homeland security. Key insights across three similar forums convened by BPC?focused on health care, energy and homeland security?will be compared and assessed in a final paper to be published by BPC later this year.
Where: BPC | 1225 Eye St. NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005


Thursday, June 27
10:30AM to 11:30AM

Who: Jerome Powell, Governor, The Federal Reserve Board
What: Keynote address by Federal Reserve Governor Jerome H. Powell. Please join BPC for a discussion with Federal Reserve Governor Jerome H. Powell. Governor Powell will share his views on the benefits and costs of the Federal Reserve’s current monetary policy, as well as the path forward to a stronger U.S. economy.
Where: BPC | 1225 Eye St. NW, Washington, DC 20005


June 8: David McIntosh, Member of BPC’s Commission on Political Reform and former U.S. Representative (R-IN)
June 26: Charles Robb, Co-chair, Foreign Policy Project; Former U.S. Senator from Virginia
July 1: Hope Andrade, Member of BPC’s Commission on Political Reform and former Texas Secretary of State (R)
July 4: President Alvaro Uribe, BPC Senior Fellow and Former President of Colombia

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A monthly roundup of events featuring Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) founders, senior fellows, project leaders and staff.


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