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Media Alert: MEDIA ALERT: New Approaches to Social Security Policy

For Immediate Release: October 13, 2017

Contact: Elliot Schreur and Janel Forsythe at (202) 452-8097

What: A daylong policy convening that unveils bold new ideas on Social Security policy. The event will feature a diverse range of policy experts presenting their innovative ideas, many of which have never been discussed in a public forum. 


When: Thursday, October 19, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 


Where: Ronald Reagan Building, Horizon Ballroom, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,          Washington, DC 


Topics include: 


  1. Retirement security in an era of increasing and disparate longevity 
  2. Improving benefits for life-time earners
  3. Providing retirement security to caregivers and to workers in a changing workforce 
  4. Ensuring adequate revenue for social security 

Speakers include: 


  1. Peter Diamond, Institute Professor Emeritus, MIT
  2. Olivia S. Mitchell, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  3. Debra Whitman, Executive Vice President and Chief Public Policy Officer, AARP
  4. Gary Koenig, Vice President, Financial Security, Public Policy Institute, AARP
  5. Christian Weller, Professor of Public Policy, University of Massachusetts, Boston
  6. Anthony Webb, The New School for Social Research
  7. Kenneth Couch, University of Connecticut

Register here or visit “Events” → www.nasi.org/events  for details. 

The National Academy of Social Insurance is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation’s leading experts on social insurance. Its mission is to advance solutions to challenges facing the nation by increasing public understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security.