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Public Forums .

Common Ground Committee Public Forums are high-profile discussions which illustrate how areas of mutual interest or agreement become evident when participants move away from “talking points” to thoughtful dialogue. We’ve archived previously held Public Forums here.

  • Common Ground Committee held its eighth public forum on Wednesday, October 11th to a capacity crowd at Middlebury College to “Find Common Ground on Economic Opportunity in the Trump Era.” Panelists featured were former Democratic Congressman Barney Frank (MA), and

  • The Common Ground Committee partnered with The Nantucket Project in Greenwich, Connecticut to host a Public Forum on civility in the public space. Media Coverage Nantucket Project Packs its Headquarters for Panel Discussion On Civility - Greenwich Free Press Greenwich discussion focuses on

  • Short video: Watch substantive agreement emerge between the honorable Barney Frank and Larry Kudlow during Common Ground Committee’s seventh public forum, “Finding Common Ground on Taxes”!

  • David Gergen and Chris Matthews shared stories and insights that drove the point home that the shared experiences and relationships personified by Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neil are the keys to enabling political rivals to find common ground and work

  • The honorable Barney Frank and Larry Kudlow engage in a thoughtful discussion on key questions affecting the political debate over federal tax reform in this Presidential election year. In all, 23 points of agreement emerged between these two public figures

  • Former New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell covered key aspects of the topic, including the current realities, reform goals and discussed how we can achieve those goals. Our growing national debt requires honest, substantive discussions about

  • Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities and former adviser to Vice President Biden debated the issue of tax reform with Art Laffer, the father of “supply side” economics and former economic adviser to President

  • What is likely to be the future character of the relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China? The U.S – China relationship is complex and of increasingly enormous importance as China’s economic and military power continues to

  • How big a role government should play in the economy has become one of the most dividing political issues in our nation today. Liberals argue that government intervention can promote economic advancement and that regulations are critical for the protection of