James A. Baker, III, to discuss foreign policy and the national debt

Whether a Republican, Democrat or independent, everyone seems to agree that the massive national debt is a critical threat to America’s long-term growth and prosperity. Join former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III, honorary chair of the Baker Institute, online Wednesday as he, former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin and former members of Congress convene for a bipartisan discussion on the debt crisis and its economic and foreign policy implications.

The event, held at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C., will be streamed live starting at 8:30 am CDT on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. Baker will participate via satellite.

Organized by former U.S. senators Sam Nunn, D-Ga., Pete Domenici, R-N.M., Warren Rudman, R-N.H., and Evan Bayh, D-Ind., the forum is the first of four on the debt that will be held before the first presidential debate. The effort is a joint project of The Concord Coalition, The Bipartisan Policy Center, the CSIS, the American Business Conference, Rice University’s Baker Institute, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University.

Click through to the CSIS livestream on Wednesday morning for a frank, bipartisan discussion on one of the most critical issues of our time.