Less than 1,000 miles off the coast of Florida, Puerto Rico is suffering from an unprecedented financial collapse that has left the territory with a nearly 50% poverty rate and $72 billion in debt.
On November 17, join The Hill and The Capitol Forum for a policy discussion on Puerto Rico’s fiscal crisis. Policymakers, economists, and academics will explore thepotential for government intervention, the prospects for pro- and anti-bankruptcy stakeholders, and the effect of Puerto Rico’s debt crisis on the 2016 elections and beyond.
8:35 AM - Keynote Interview with RESIDENT COMMISSIONER, PEDRO PIERLUISI in conversation with The Hill's BOB CUSACK
8:55 AM - 'Congressional Action & What's at Stake' Thought-leader roundtable, moderated by The Capitol Forum's TEDDY DOWNEY and featuring:
JON BOUKER, Partner, Arent Fox
JEFF FARROW, Chairman, The Oliver Group
ARTURO PORZECANSKI, Ph.D., Professor and Distinguished Economist in Residence, School of International Service, American University
9:15 AM - 'Politics & Administrative Solutions' Thought-leader roundtable, moderated by The Capitol Forum's TEDDY DOWNEY and featuring:
MARK CALABRIA, Ph.D., Director of Financial Regulation Studies, The Cato Institute
ERIC LECOMPTE, Executive Director, Jubilee USA
ERIC SCHNURER, Founder & President, Public Works, LLC
THE HON. STEVEN RHODES, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan
9:40 AM - Keynote interview with CONGRESSMAN STEVE KING (R-IA-04)
* Unfortunately, due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, Rep. Steve King will be unable to participate in this program.
9:55 AM - Program concludes