Michael Green, Center for Strategic & International Studies, Senior Adviser
Topic: On Wednesday this week, Gen. James Thurman, the South Korea Commander for the U.N. & U.S. Combined Forces, testified about security in the Korean peninsula, specifically the issue of whether or not a satellite North Korea plans to launch in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War is a cover for a long-range missile test.
Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times, Assistant Business & Financial Editor
Topic: Gretchen Morgenson will discuss her recent New York Times article, “A Bailout by Another Name” about the oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The article takes a sympathetic look at the job of Acting Director Edward DeMarco.
Thomas Mesenbourg, U.S. Census Bureau, Deputy Director
Topic: Guests will discuss the first-ever release of records and surveys from the 1940 U.S. decennial census after the expiration of a 72-year confidentiality clause. The actual Census DATA was released in 1940’s (late because of WWII), but these are the surveys themselves for every single American. Guests will discuss major demographic and social changes that have occurred between the 1940 and 2010 censuses.