State of Our State 2013: Looking Ahead

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 7:30am - 11:30am

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Morrison Institute for Public Policy is bringing together a mix of notable Arizonans that can help point the way to understanding how to maximize and leverage our state's human capital and global connectivity. Along with an insightful keynote speaker, we hope to find ways to be proactive and decisive on issues such as economic development, trade relations with Mexico, early education, school finance reform and water management. The stakes are high and your engagement is crucial.

When: Tuesday, November 19
7:30-11:30 a.m. (registration opens at 7 a.m.)

Where: Phoenix Airport Marriott
1101 N 44th St., Phoenix

Registration: $75 general public / $50 non-profit / $25 student / elected official (register online as our guest)

To register/reserve a table, please contact Eli Smith at: or 602-496-0213

Keynote Speaker:

Shannon O'Neil, Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations

O'Neil will deliver a keynote address on trade relations with Mexico and offer insights into Mexico's political, economic, and social transformations over the last three decades based on her newly released book, Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, The United States, and The Road Ahead.

O’Neil has testified before Congress on U.S. policy toward Mexico and she is a frequent commentator on major television and radio programs. She has lived and worked in Mexico and Argentina, and travels extensively in Latin America. She was a Fulbright scholar; a Justice, Welfare and Economics fellow at Harvard University; and has taught Latin American politics at Columbia University. Before turning to policy, O’Neil worked in the private sector as an equity analyst at Indosuez Capital and Credit Lyonnais Securities. She holds a BA from Yale University, an MA in international relations from Yale University, and a PhD in government from Harvard University.

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Michael Crow, Arizona State University

Sue Clark-Johnson, Morrison Institute for Public Policy

Don Budinger, Rodel Foundation

Edmundo Hidalgo, Chicanos Por La Causa

Richard Morrison, Morrison Institute

Grady Gammage Jr., Morrison Institute

John Graham, Greater Phoenix Leadership

Janet Holston, ASU Foundation for a New American University

Courtney Klein, SEED SPOT

Panfilo Contreras, Arizona Minority Education Policy Analysis Center

Heyward McAlpin, Yelp

Kevin McCarthy, Arizona Tax Research Association

Matthew Pittinsky, Parchment

Wellington “Duke” Reiter, Arizona State University

Robert Robb, The Arizona Republic

Richard Ruleas, The Arizona Republic

Steve Seleznow, Arizona Community Foundation

Lisa Urias, Urias Communications

Sandra Watson, Arizona Commerce Authority

Sapna Gupta, Morrison Institute

Dan Hunting, Morrison Institute