Social Security and Hispanic Americans

Conference
May 21, 2002 9:00AM
Hayek Auditorium
featuring Roberto de Posada, José Piñera, and Fidel Vargas
Cosponsored by the Cato Institute and the Hispanic Business Roundtable

Conference Schedule



8:00–9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00–9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks—F. A. Hayek Auditorium
Edward H. Crane
President
Cato Institute

Juan Carlos Iturregui
Executive Director
Hispanic Business Roundtable

9:15–10:00 a.m. Morning Keynote Address

Fidel Vargas
Vice President
Reliant Equity Investors
Commissioner
President’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security

10:00–11:15 a.m. Panel 1: The Hispanic Stake in Social Security Reform

Moderator—Lourdes Meluza
National Correspondent
Univision

Marta Metelko
Executive Director
Republican National Hispanic Assembly

Linda Chavez
President
Center for Equal Opportunity

Robert Deposada
President
Latino Coalition

Fernando Torres-Gil
Director
Center for Policy Research on Aging, School of Public Policy and Social Research, UCLA

11:15–11:30 a.m. Break

11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Panel 2: Hispanics as Investors

Moderator—Natalie Morales
Anchor
MSNBC

Refugio Rochin
Director
Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives

Moctesuma Esparza
Producer
Esparza/Katz

Javier Jimenez
Investment Executive
Wedbush Morgan Securities

Julie Stav
Author
Fund Your Future and Get Your Share

12:45–1:30 p.m. Lunch—Wintergarden

1:30–2:15 p.m. Luncheon Address

Introduction—Bob Castro
Deputy Chief of Staff
Rep. E. Clay Shaw, Jr.

José Piñera
Former Minister of Labor and Social Security, Chile

2:15–3:30 p.m. Panel 3: The Great Debate:
Should Social Security be Privatized?


Moderator—Armando Guzman
President
The Armando Group

John Cobin
Investment Adviser
First Montauk Security Corp.

Ian Vásquez
Director, Project on Global Economic Liberty
Cato Institute

Eric Rodriguez
Director, Economic Mobility Project
National Council of La Raza

Marta Sotomayor
President and CEO
National Hispanic Council on Aging

3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

 

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