A Post-Katrina Policy Agenda

As the Gulf States begin the massive task of reconstruction after Hurricane Katrina, the nation is actively engaged in a dialogue concerning the lessons learned from this catastrophe, and the best options moving forward. Many are asking whether the aid package and policies proposed by President Bush last week are the right approach to rebuilding and restoring the region. While the hurricane shines a much needed spotlight on a number of societal issues, it is crucial that programs initiated in the storm’s aftermath have the desired effect—not just regionally, but on a national scale.

As the country turns from the immediate disaster recovery to a more comprehensive approach, New America Foundation’s panel of experts offers a bold policy agenda to respond to this national tragedy. Join us as we engage in a set of penetrating discussions around issues such as poverty in America, health care policy, fiscal responsibility, and disaster preparedness.

RSVP to New America Foundation’s Communications Department at [email protected] or by calling Sarah Brennan at (202) 986-4901.