The future of the charitable deduction in light of the Great Recession will be the topic at an impressive AEI panel discussion on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from noon to 1:30.

The panel also marks the launch of AEI's new Philanthropic Freedom Project.

AEI president Arthur Brooks will give the keynote address and present his new research on how charitable giving has changed in the U.S. in the wake of the Great Recession and how those changes have serious ramifications for future tax policy. Brooks will be joined by the following panelists, who will explore the arguments for and against keeping the charitable deduction in light of the recession.

Alex Brill, AEI
Scott Hodge, Tax Foundation
Howard Husock, Manhattan Institute
Robert McClelland, Congressional Budget Office

To register, or to watch the event online, go here