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Leadership Dialogues

The Week is proud to present its series of Leadership Dialogues. Sponsored by Zurich, these high-level discussions focus on the most pressing issues of the day. Leadership Dialogues held in Washington, D.C., and Dallas covered topics including cybersecurity, energy, the euro crisis, and the 113th Congress. Participants included senators, chairmen of key congressional committees, members of the Federal Reserve, think tank experts, and leading journalists.

  • AMERICA'S INFRASTRUCTURE

    Crisis or opportunity?

  • SMARTER CITIES

    Innovation, technology, and collaboration.

  • 113th CONGRESS

    Jobs, the economy, energy, and immigration.

  • ENERGY INDEPENDENCE

    Can we meet our energy needs?

  • CYBER SECURITY

    Is our critical infrastructure safe?

  • AMERICA'S INFRASTRUCTURE

    Crisis or opportunity?

  • SMARTER CITIES

    Innovation, technology, and collaboration.

  • 113th CONGRESS

    Jobs, the economy, energy, and immigration.

  • ENERGY INDEPENDENCE

    Can we meet our energy needs?

  • CYBER SECURITY

    Is our critical infrastructure safe?

  • AMERICA'S INFRASTRUCTURE

    Crisis or opportunity?

  • SMARTER CITIES

    Innovation, technology, and collaboration.

  • 113th CONGRESS

    Jobs, the economy, energy, and immigration.

  • ENERGY INDEPENDENCE

    Can we meet our energy needs?

  • CYBER SECURITY

    Is our critical infrastructure safe?

AMERICA'S INFRASTRUCTURE: CRISIS OR OPPORTUNITY?

Washington, D.C. - October 3, 2013
Key question: What kind of leadership and innovation will it take to build a resilient and strong infrastructure system that fuels economic growth for the entire nation?

Sean T. Connaughton
Secretary of Transportation, Commonwealth of Virginia

Congressman John Garamendi
U.S. Representative, CaliforniaŐs 3rd District

Keith Laing
Political Journalist, The Hill

Patrick Natale
Executive Director, American Society of Civil Engineers

Brian Wolff
Senior Vice President, Edison Electric Institute

Paul Brandus is an award-winning White House correspondent for West Wing Reports and a columnist for TheWeek.com.

Is infrastructure investment a good deal?

Importance of investing in our future

Solving the funding gap

A new way of thinking

The rapid pace of progress in energy

Patch and pray or overhaul the grid?

The days of free money are over

Is the federal government in or out?

Is cheaper better?

The shifting balance of influence to the state

What is the future of the federal gas tax?

The renewable energy opportunity and challenge

Let the states do it and get out of the way

The boldness of Houston's water project

The heart of commerce

America's critical report card

Lessons from the Past

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