Report Card on President Obama: Climate, Afghanistan, and the Economy

MIT experts, Barry Posen, Henry Jacoby and Simon Johnson assess Obama's work on Afghanistan, Climate, and the Economy and how the results of the Nov. 2 mid-term elections will affect these important issues. Richard Samuels, CIS director and Ford Int'l Professor of Political Science, will moderate the discussion.

About the Speakers:
Barry Posen is Ford International Professor of Political Science at MIT and director of the MIT Security Studies Program. Posen's current research interests include U.S. national security policy, the security policy of the European Union, the organization and employment of military force, great power intervention into civil conflicts, and innovation in the U.S. Army, 1970-1980.

Henry (Jake) Jacoby is the William F. Pounds Professor of Management Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Managment. He also is co-director of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, which is a world leader in integration of the natural and social sciences and policy analysis in application to the threat of global climate change.

Simon Johnson
an expert on the financial sector and economic crises, is Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He served as economic counselor and director of the research department at the IMF from March 2007 to August 2008. He is the co-author of 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and The Next Financial Meltdown, a bestselling assessment of the dangers now posed by the US financial sector.

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