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Learn more about our premier annual gathering dedicated to advancing sensible solutions to our fiscal challenges, bringing together a range of influential thought leaders and elected officials to discuss and debate our nation’s economic and fiscal outlook.
The Fiscal Summit is the premier annual gathering dedicated to advancing solutions to America's long-term fiscal challenges, and the Peter G. Peterson Foundation's signature event. The Summit convenes the nation's most influential elected leaders, fiscal policy experts, and thought leaders to analyze the trends shaping the country, and how they directly impact our ability to invest, compete, and generate opportunity for all Americans.
Opening video from the 2015 Fiscal Summit: Opportunity for America, held Tuesday, May 19th in Washington DC.
Dive deeper into the 2014 Fiscal Summit with the Summary and Highlights book, which features detailed recaps and photos from each panel and interview. This year's Summit participants included President Bill Clinton, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Senator Rob Portman.
Prepared message from Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation. Played at the 2014 Fiscal Summit: Our Economic Future, held Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 in Washington D.C.
Michael A. Peterson - President and Chief Executive Officer, Peter G. Peterson Foundation. From the 2015 Fiscal Summit: Opportunity for America, held Tuesday, May 19th in Washington D.C.
Michael Peterson, President and CEO of the Foundation opened the Fiscal Summit by outlining America's opportunity to "invent its future." While short-term deficits are down, Peterson noted that our long-term fiscal trajectory remains dangerously unsustainable. As the economic recovery gains strength, we have more flexibility and options, and "a new window of opportunity to begin to address the nation's long-term fiscal imbalances," he said.
America and many countries around the world are changing rapidly. Global competitiveness is increasing as nations improve their economic production and grow more prosperous. Science and technology offer tremendous opportunities for innovation, and those countries that lead technologically will also lead economically. At the same time, America faces a range of evolving challenges at home, including issues such as demographics, immigration, education, and national security.