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Special Briefing on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Clean Water, Better Broadband, Resilience, and Equity

Thursday, 23 September, 2021 - 11:00 to 12:00
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Tuesday, 21 September, 2021

Special Briefing on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Clean Water, Better Broadband, Resilience, and Equity

September 23, 2021 | 11:00 AM ET – 12:00 PM ET | Register here

Join Penn IUR and the Volcker Alliance for a virtual briefing to discuss the $1 trillion federal infrastructure bill under consideration. An expert panel will also discuss America’s needs for investment in clean water and wider access to broadband internet service in states, cities, and counties.

This event will feature presentations by Ras J. Baraka, Mayor, Newark, New Jersey; Kathryn de Wit, Project Director, Broadband Access Initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts; Penn IUR Faculty Fellow Howard Neukrug, Professor of Practice, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, School of Arts and Sciences; and Thomas Hazlett, Hugh H. Macaulay Endowed Chair in Economics, Clemson University.

Moderated by William Glasgall, Senior Vice President and Director of State and Local Initiatives, Volcker Alliance, and Penn IUR Co-Director Susan Wachter, this briefing is the 23rd in a series of 60-minute online conversations featuring experts from the Volcker Alliance’s national research network and Penn IUR, along with other leading academics, economists, and fiscal policy leaders from around the U.S.

Special Briefings are made possible by funding from The Century Foundation, the Volcker Alliance, and members of the Penn IUR Advisory Board.

Retrieved from https://penniur.upenn.edu/events/special-briefing-on-the-infrastructure-investment-and-jobs-act

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