Brookings’ Election ’24: Issues at Stake Panel April 16



  • Ben Harris, Vice President and Director, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution; Director, The Retirement Security Project, Brookings Institution
  • Oliver G. Gilbert III, Chairman, Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners, District 1
  • Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
  • Amy Liu, Presidential Advisor and Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
  • Betty Nguyen, Journalist, CBS News
  • Madeline Pumariega, President, Miami Dade College
  • Cecilia Rouse, President, Brookings Institution


Miami Dade College (MDC) will host a panel on Tuesday, April 16, as part of Brookings’ Election ’24: Issues at Stake to discuss how the next administration and Congress can responsibly manage tax policy and government spending while limiting the economic costs of ballooning public debt. The event will open with remarks from MDC President Madeline Pumariega and will feature a keynote from Brookings President Cecilia Rouse. The panel will then reflect on the policy choices and consequences ahead and respond to questions from the in-person audience.

Over the next two decades, the United States’ yearly budget deficits are projected to grow to more than double their historical average, leading public debt to become an increasingly large share of the national economy. To manage the government’s borrowing and spending, policymakers will face a host of difficult decisions. How the next administration and Congress address these challenges will have important implications for not just the state of the U.S. economy but for the finances and well-being of households and small businesses across the country, including in greater Miami and the state of Florida.


Tuesday, April 16, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. EDT

Light breakfast will be served beginning at 8 a.m. EDT.


Miami Dade College
Wolfson Campus Auditorium (Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33132

LIVESTREAM: The panel will also be livestreamed on the event’s webpage and will be available10 minutes before the event begins on April 16.

RSVP and learn more here.


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Ben Winck

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