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Past · December 13, 2011

The Great Recession and Recovery in California

Sutton Family Speaker Series

December 13, 2011 · 12:00 am


Date: December 13, 2011
Time: 11:45 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: PPIC Bechtel Conference Center
San Francisco, CA


This event is centered around a discussion of the social, political, and economic consequences of the Great Recession—and a look at the prospects for recovery in California. Leading experts—including UC Berkeley’s Robert Reich and Stanford’s John Shoven—will examine our still-fragile economy and discuss options for creating a more prosperous future for the Golden State.

Welcome and Presentation
Welcome:Gary Hart, chair, board of directors, PPIC

The Great Recession and Distribution of Income in California
Sarah Bohn, policy fellow, PPIC

Session 1: Economic Recovery and Job Creation in California
Opening Remarks: Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC

: Patt Morrison, host of Patt Morrison, KPCC

Robert Reich, professor of public policy, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

John Shoven, professor of economics, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Session 2: Building a Brighter Economic Future for California
Moderator: John Diaz, editorial page editor, San Francisco Chronicle

Angela Blackwell, founder and CEO, PolicyLink

Carl Guardino, president and CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Event Video (Full Program)

The Sutton Family Speaker Series — made possible with a generous gift from Tom and Marilyn Sutton — features inspiring speakers who have bold, innovative ideas about promising new policy initiatives. Topics will range from the economy, the environment, and education to fiscal and political reform.



Economy Population