On Tuesday, November 3, Dr. Robert Atkinson will speak at the second New Topics New College event this season. The talk will address the issue of the United States losing its international economic competitiveness as it falls behind in advanced technologies and the forthcoming green tech revolution. The event will be held at the Mildred Sainer Pavilion and begins at 7:00 pm.
A New College alumnus, he is the founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington, DC-based technology policy think tank. Atkinson is the author of The Past and Future of America’s Economy: Long Waves of Innovation that Drive Cycles of Growth and the State New Economy Index series. He is chair of the Congressionally-created National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission and was appointed by President Clinton to the Commission on Workers, Communities, and Economic Change in the New Economy. Before starting ITIF, Atkinson was Vice President of the Progressive Policy Institute and Director of PPI’s Technology & New Economy Project.
New Topics is a collaboration of the New College Foundation and New College of Florida. This dynamic community series pairs prominent national speakers with New College faculty for stimulating discussions on relevant topics of our time. A reception follows each program and provides an opportunity to meet the speakers, students and faculty. New College faculty, students and staff attend for free.
Tuesday, November 3
New Topics New College
Falling Behind: U.S. Competitiveness in a High-Tech World
Dr. Robert D. Atkinson, ’74
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 7:00 pm