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ITIF President Robert Atkinson participated on a panel discussing “Leadership and the Innovation Economy: Finding the Political Will to Work Together”, at the Innovation and Economy Conference in Washington, D.C. on December 1. U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Representative Bart Gordon, Steve Case, Co-Founder of America Online, and Shirley Ann Jackson, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, joined Mr. Atkinson on the panel, moderated by James Fallows, National Correspondent for The Atlantic. The panel discussed the critical importance of innovation to the U.S. economy, and how to align the political will to support pro-innovation economic and science and technology policies.

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