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President Obama to speak at Georgetown University tomorrow at 11:30 EST

President Barack Obama will be delivering a major address on the economy at Georgetown University tomorrow, April 14th. The address will take place in Gaston Hall at 11:30 EST. According to the White House press release:

The President will discuss how each step his administration has taken to confront this economic crisis fits within his broader vision of how we move this economy from recession to recovery and ultimately to prosperity. He’ll also talk about the significant work that remains to be done to get the economy moving forward once again.

Georgetown Universitys Gaston Hall

Georgetown University's Gaston Hall

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Spokesman Robert Gibbs said Monday that Obama, in a morning speech at Georgetown University, would “discuss again where we are economically” and “give the American people an update on where we are and many of the challenges that continue to lie ahead.”

“I think the president also understands that even as there are some promising statistics, whether it’s housing or something like that, that we still are likely to see many, many months of unemployment, where hundreds of thousands of people are losing their jobs,” Gibbs said.

The message would appear to contrast to Obama’s remarks to reporters on April 10, in which he pointed to more homeowners refinancing their homes as well as increased lending to small businesses through the Small Business Administration.

Gibbs said Obama would also discuss “long-term gaps” in the U.S. economy, as well as “update the American people on the steps that are being taken related to financial stability and in regulation.”

Georgetown will be broadcasting a live webcast of the speech here.

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Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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