May 11
Clinton Presidential Center

Bridge Builders: An Inspiring Conversation with Gene Sperling

Virtual Conversation

We are pleased to resume our "Bridge Builders: Conversations with Interesting People" series with Gene Sperling discussing his new book, "Economic Dignity," on May 11 at 6:30 p.m. CDT. President Bill Clinton will offer opening remarks and Gene will be interviewed by Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne for a virtual conversation. Click here to join the conversation on May 11 at 6:30 p.m. CDT.

For each book sold in conjunction with this event, a donation of $50 will be made to support our program to provide meals to those impacted by COVID-19. You can purchase the book here or at your favorite bookseller.

"Bridge Builders: An Inspiring Conversation with Gene Sperling" moderated by E.J. Dionne Jr.
Monday, May 11, 2020  |  6:30 p.m. CDT

"Bridge Builders" is sponsored by Coulson Oil
Gene Sperling served as director of the National Economic Council (NEC) during the second term of the Clinton administration and was the economic policy director of the 1992 Clinton-Gore presidential campaign. He later returned to the White House as director of the NEC under President Obama. 

His new book defines "economic dignity" as the capacity to care for family, without economic deprivation denying the most meaningful and consequential moments with loved ones; the capacity to pursue potential and purpose; and the power to contribute economically with respect and not domination and humiliation. As we all continue to confront the many challenges posed by COVID-19, these goals are even more important.

President Clinton said, “In the end, all that matters are the builders. And after the builders are forgotten, all that remains are the ripples of what they’ve built.” "Bridge Builders: Conversations with Interesting People" will present the stories of distinguished change makers, thought leaders, and influencers. This series is presented by the Clinton Presidential Center and sponsored by Coulson Oil.

Each conversation will allow our featured speakers to share their insights on important challenges, opportunities, and issues of the day. Every person in the audience will be encouraged to learn more or do something that adds to the bridge that, together, we are building to the future.