Brenda Sulick, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, Senior Policy Analyst
Topic: Guest will discuss the current state and future of Social Security and Medicare in light of the presidential race and amid much discussion about current proposals and their implications, including plans put forth by Pres. Obama, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.
Jeffrey Belll, Author, “The Case for Polarized Politics: Why America Needs Social Conservatism”
Topic: Guest, a former policy adviser to Ronald Reagan, will talk about his book which examines the roots of the social issues movement and makes the case that social conservatism is still driving force in American electoral politics.
Karim Sadjadpour, Carnegie Endowment for Int’l Peace, Senior Associate, Middle East Program
Topic: A discussion of Iran’s role in the continuing violence in Syria and what if anything the U.S. and UN can do.