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Distributed March 3, 1997
Contact: Linda Mahdesian

Updating the American Dream

President of national AFL-CIO among additions to conference

Four new speakers have been confirmed for the upcoming Providence Journal/Brown University Public Affairs Conference (March 12-21) at the Salomon Center for Teaching.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- John Sweeney, president of the national AFL-CIO and author of America Needs a Raise, is one of four additions to the lineup of speakers for "Updating the American Dream: What to Expect from Tomorrow's Economy," this year's Providence Journal/Brown University Public Affairs Conference, March 12-21, at the Salomon Center for Teaching. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Also joining the conference will be Barry Bluestone, professor of political economy at the University of Massachusetts-Boston; William Dunkelberg, chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business; and Henry Kelly, associate director for technology at the Office of Science and Technology Policy, a branch of the Executive Office.

Updated conference schedule

In addition to the four new speakers, the title for Claudia Goldin's speech has been changed. The updated conference schedule follows. All sessions take place in Room 101 of the Salomon Center for Teaching

Updating the American Dream:
What To Expect From Tomorrow's Economy

The Metcalf-Swearer Lecture
Wednesday, March 12, 8 p.m.
"The New Economy: Where Is It Taking Us?"

Robert Kuttner, co-founder and co-editor, The American Prospect

Thursday, March 13, 4 p.m.
"The World of Work: Learning about the Present (and the Future) Through the Past"

Claudia Goldin, professor of economics, Harvard University

Thursday, March 13, 8 p.m.
"The World of Work in the 21st Century: Finding Tomorrow's Workers"

Cathy Minehan, president, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, moderates a panel discussion with

Monday, March 17, 8 p.m.
"Steering Economic Policy: A Debate on the Clinton Budget"

Susan Dentzer, chief economics correspondent, U.S. News & World Report, moderates a panel discussion with

Tuesday, March 18, 8 p.m.
"Corporate Citizenship: What Does It Mean?"

Paul Solman, business correspondent, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, moderates a panel discussion with

Wednesday, March 19, 8 p.m.
"The Growing Divide: Inequality in America"

Barry Bluestone, professor of policital economy, University of Massachusetts-Boston, moderates a discussion with

Thursday, March 20, 4 p.m.
"Where is Rhode Island Headed?: Our Emerging Economy"

(co-sponsored by the Rhode Island Public Expenditures Council)
Gary Sasse, executive director, RIPEC, moderates a panel discussion with

Thursday, March 20, 8 p.m.
"Where is Rhode Island Headed? The Jobs Equation"

Eleanor McMahon, visiting professor of public policy, Brown University, moderates a panel discussion with