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YP In-Depth: One Billion Americans

Matthew Yglesias, cofounder of Vox, joins Council YPs for an interactive discussion on how the United States can leverage population to remain globally competitive.
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Matthew Yglesias
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About This Event

Given decades-long, static population growth, a crumbling national transit system, and a lack of affordable housing, the United States struggles to compete with the huge population clusters of the global marketplace. Join us for a conversation with Vox’s Matthew Yglesias on how the United States can adopt creative policies from around the world to increase population, economic, and social growth. Through an interactive, salon-style conversation, Matthew and Council YPs will explore one possible solution: growing to one billion American citizens.


This event was originally planned as a hybrid format, but for safety reasons has been updated to a virtual event only.

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About YP In-Depth

YP In-Depth is a programming series that aims to provide opportunities for members of the Council’s Young Professionals Network to engage substantively with critical global issues of the day. Each program is structured to allow attendees to examine a selected topic through conversations with an expert speaker and their peers, with the goals of generating informed perspectives and working toward solutions.

Event Schedule

Time Agenda
5:00 - 5:30 pm CT Network with Yglesias
5:30 - 5:50 pm Context and Overview: One Billion Americans?
5:50 - 6:15 pm Salon Discussions
6:15 - 6:30 pm Q&A with Yglesias
6:30 pm Adjournment
About the Speakers
Matthew Yglesias
Journalist, Cofounder, Vox
Matthew Yglesias is a cofounder and senior correspondent for Vox. He also hosts the political podcast "the Weeds" and is a regular contributor to NPR’s "All Things Considered." Prior to Vox, he was a columnist for Slate, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and wrote for the American Prospect and the Atlantic.