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Middle Class Prosperity Project to Explore “Building the Economy of the Future: Why Federal Investments in Science and Innovation Matter”

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Middle Class Prosperity Project to Explore “Building the Economy of the Future: Why Federal Investments in Science and Innovation Matter”


WASHINGTON, DC—On Monday, July 27, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, will hold a forum with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, as well as researchers and experts from business and academia.  The panelists will speak about the importance of strengthening federal investments in scientific research to grow our economy and create jobs. 

Monday’s event is the sixth is a series of forums organized as part of Warren’s and Cummings’ Middle Class Prosperity Project.



Senator Warren and Ranking Member Cummings will host Middle Class Prosperity Project forum on “Building the Economy of the Future:  Why Federal Investments in Science and Innovation Matter” 


Panel I:

     Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich

Panel II:

     Mariana Mazzucato, Ph.D. - Website
     RM Phillips Chair in Economics of Innovation, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex

     Carol Espy-Wilson, Ph.D. - Website
     Founder and CEO of OmniSpeech
     Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland

     Aaron Kesselheim, M.D., J.D., M.P.H.
     Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
     Director, Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School


     Monday, July 27, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.


     216 Hart Senate Office BuildingWashington, DC 20510