Social Security and Hispanic Americans

May 21, 2002 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM EDT

Hayek Auditorium

featuring Roberto de Posada, José Piñera, and Fidel Vargas

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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
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
President’s Commission to StrengthenSocial Security

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

Moderator—Lourdes Meluza
National Correspondent

Marta Metelko
Executive Director
Republican National Hispanic Assembly

Linda Chavez
Center for Equal Opportunity

Robert Deposada
Latino Coalition

Fernando Torres‐​Gil
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

Refugio Rochin
Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives

Moctesuma Esparza

Javier Jimenez
Investment Executive
Wedbush Morgan Securities

Julie Stav
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
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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