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Georgetown University: Watch President Obama discuss the costs of poverty

12. maj 2015

Pres. Obama to address income inequality at poverty summit
Dozens of evangelical and catholic leaders gather in Washington, DC to kick off The Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty. Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, who will moderate a discussion with the President at the summit, joins The Briefing. Duration: 10:24

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AMERICA IS AT A point at which it can and should focus on the widening economic gap and come together to help the poor, Barack Obama said today at the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty at Georgetown.

The president addressed the topic of poverty and opportunity May 12 with Harvard public policy professor Robert Putnam and Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, at the May 11-13 summit.

Georgetown’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life and the National Association of Evangelicals organized the bipartisan event addressing key questions related to the moral, human and economic costs of poverty in the United States.

Leaders from evangelical, Catholic and broader religious communities, key policy makers, researchers and community organizers attended the summit.

Washington Post columnist and Georgetown faculty member E.J. Dionne, left, moderates a panel on poverty that includes President Obama, Harvard professor Robert Putnam and Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute.

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“I think we are at a moment – in part because of what’s happened in Baltimore, in Ferguson and other places, but in part because a growing awareness of inequality in our society,” Obama said, “where it may be possible not only to refocus attention on the issue of poverty, but also maybe to bridge some of the gaps that have existed and the ideological divides that have prevented us from making progress.”

Washington Post columnist and McCourt School of Public Policy professor E.J. Dionne Jr., who moderated the discussion, asked numerous pointed questions about how America could get beyond political gridlock to help the poor.

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