July 11, 2007

    9:30am Breakfast

    10:00am Welcome and Plan for the Day
    Kilolo Kijakazi, Program Officer and moderator for the day
    Susan Berresford, President, The Ford Foundation
    Pablo Farías, Vice President, Asset Building and Community Development
    Frank DeGiovanni, Director, Economic Development

    10:30am Why Social Security Matters
    Kenneth Apfel, Former Commissioner of Social Security

    10:45am Social Security in the U.S. and Abroad: A Primer
    Citizen’s Guide to Social Security, Steven Sass, Center for Retirement Research, Boston College
    Insights from Social Security Reform Abroad, Martin Baily, Peterson Institute
    Staying on Purpose: Paying Benefits from Individual Accounts, Michael Graetz, Yale Law School and NASI Panel Co-Chair

    11:30am BREAK

    11:45am Social Security Outreach to Key Communities – Part 1
    Reaching African American Communities, Margaret Simms, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
    Women’s Stake in Social Security – Research and Outreach, Heidi Hartmann, Institute for Women’s Policy Studies, Susan Scanlan, National Council of Women’s Organizations, and Maya Rockeymoore, National Council of Negro Women

    12:40pm LUNCH
    Why Social Security Policy and Outreach Remain Key, Bob Greenstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

    1:45pm Social Security Outreach to Key Communities – Part 2
    Reaching Hispanic Workers, Families, and Elders, Max Benavidez, UCLA and Eric Rodriguez, National Council of La Raza
    Reaching Journalists, Bob Rosenblatt, former reporter, LA Times
    Reaching Young Leaders, Pamela Larson, National Academy of Social Insurance and
    Maya Rockeymoore, Global Justice Now

    2:50pm BREAK

    3:05pm How Would Benefit Reductions Affect Individuals and Employers?
    Looking at Social Security and Pension Reform Together, Gene Steuerle, Urban Institute
    Effect of Benefit Changes on Individuals, Sheila Zedlewski, Urban Institute
    Employers’ Responses to Benefit Reductions, Jack VanDerhei, Employee Benefit Research Institute

    3:50pm Synthesis Findings and Next Steps
    Virginia Reno, National Academy of Social Insurance

    4:00pm Adjourn