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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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  • America faces difficult choice in Afghanistan
    The U.S. has been in Afghanistan nearly eight years, and yet the situtation there is increasingly unstable. Both civilian and U.S. casualties are up significantly from a year ago. Now America must decide whether to commit more troops to the conflict.11:00 a.m.
    Tim Walz: U.S. Representative, D-Minn. Walz, who represents southern Minnesota, visited Afghanistan during the August congressional recess.
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  • Do 'Buy American' policies work?
    In an Oxford-style debate, six experts discuss whether Buy American and Hire American provisions actually work.12:00 p.m.
    Jagdish Bhagwati: Professor of economics and law at Columbia University, and senior fellow in international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations.
    Douglas Irwin: Robert E. Maxwell Professor of Arts and Sciences in the department of economics at Dartmouth College.
    Susan Schwab: United States Trade Representative (USTR) from 2006-2009. As USTR, Ambassador Schwab was a member of President George W. Bush's cabinet and served as his principal advisor, negotiator and spokesperson on international trade and related issues.
    Jeff Madrick: Regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, and a former economics columnist for the New York Times. Senior fellow at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis.
    John R. MacArthur: President and publisher of Harper's Magazine since 1983.
    Leo Gerard: International president of the United Steelworkers, the dominant union in paper, forestry products, steel, aluminum, tire and rubber, glass, chemicals and petroleum.
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