DealBook DC Policy Forum: Top Leaders Discuss the Country’s Biggest Policy Challenges

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Thursday, from 4 p.m. ESTAndrew Ross Sorkin and the DealBook team bring together business, political and political leaders for a day dedicated to changing outdated perspectives, restarting vital processes and laying out a pragmatic plan for tomorrow.

A new America is emerging. From China and Russia politics to changing workplace dynamics, from cryptocurrency to climate change, the foundational thinking we’ve always relied on to solve problems is showing its age and hampering our progress.

What’s the smartest way forward? The conversation starts here. Don’t miss a word.

Here’s the lineup (all times Eastern):

4:10-4:40 p.m.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen

The Treasury Secretary crafts economic policy to combat inflation, an unstable job market, sanctions against Russia and more. How does she balance the priorities of the administration with the needs of businesses and ordinary Americans?

4:40-5:10 p.m.

Howard Schultz of Starbucks

He returned from retirement to run Starbucks as general manager, facing a number of challenges. How will the coffee chain long known for “exceeding expectations” of its employees cope with new labor demands, culture wars and China’s growing role in global trade?

5:10-5:30 p.m.

Senator Chris Murphy

The school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, brought back horrifying memories of a similar attack in Connecticut, and the state’s Democratic senator discusses the long-term consequences these attacks can have on communities and solutions pragmatic legislation that can make a difference.

5:30-6:00 p.m.

Washington Journalists Roundtable

As the country prepares for midterm elections, what are the big stories and trends that will make headlines? We get a taste of politics with Axios’ Mike Allen, Politico’s Eugene Daniels, New York Times’ Maggie Haberman and CNN’s Abby Phillip.

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