Daily Briefing - Thursday, August 12, 2010

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Awais Khan is the President and CEO of the American Pakistan Foundation. He has a wide range of experience in the private and public sector. Most recently, he was a Partner at Ackrell Capital, an investment bank specializing in early stage investments, placements, and cross border joint ventures. Mr. Khan has professional experience in Pakistan in the areas of financial services and Government. He has most recently been focused on innovation and commercialization of clean energy technologies and is currently on the advisory board of Cleantech Jobs Fund, an economic development fund in Silicon Valley.

Dean Baker is the co-founder and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a progressive economic think-tank based in Washington DC. He is the author of numerous books, including Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy, The United States Since 1980, The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer, and The Benefits of Full Employment (with Jared Bernstein). He was the editor of Getting Prices Right: The Debate Over the Consumer Price Index, a winner of a Choice Book Award as one of the year’s most outstanding books. His blog, Beat the Press, elaborates critical issues in American media.

Dr. Pamela Starr is associate director of the USC Latin America Initiative, a senior fellow at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, and a senior lecturer in Public Diplomacy and the School of International Relations, where she focuses on the politics, economy and foreign policy of contemporary Mexico, and more broadly the politics of economic policy-making across Latin America. She spent eight years in Mexico as a professor of Latin American political economy at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), a private university in Mexico City. Dr. Starr has held research positions in Argentina and Brazil and at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC. Dr. Starr serves on the editorial board of Foreign Affairs en Español, is an associate of the Inter-American Dialogue, and is an active member of the Latin American Studies Association and the American Political Science Association.