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The National Debt: A WI statewide discussion with national experts

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Date and Time:

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm


The Concord Coalition and the Wisconsin Fiscal Advisory Council invite you to attend the first of three forums discussing the challenges associated with the national debt crisis and how it affects our nation and the state of Wisconsin and its residents.  For more information on the Wisconsin (Milwaukee Area) Fiscal Advisory Council see: www.concordcoalition.org/files/CC_FAC_factsheet-1.pdf

The first forum on Tuesday, September 28, will focus on the national debt and feature presentations by Alice Rivlin, budget director under President Clinton and now at the Brookings Institute; Brian Riedl, Grover Herman Fellow in Federal Budgetary Affairs at the Heritage Foundation; and Robert Bixby, president of The Concord Coalition. The conference will be broadcast live via the Internet from the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. During each forum, a moderator from the Wisconsin Fiscal Advisory Council will be present and there will be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions of the presenters, which will be coordinated by the facilitator via the Internet for a live response from the experts to the audiences at each campus.

More Details:

The following University of Wisconsin campuses are participating in these forums.  Feel free to join us at any one of these locations:

  • UW-Milwaukee - 150 Bolton Hall; for more info contact Brad Stratton: Stratton@uwm.edu
  • UW-Oshkosh - Room 111 Clow Social Science Center; enter off Algoma Blvd, opposite Dempsey Hall.  Room 111 is down hall to left @ second hallway; for more info contact Tom Grogan: grogan@uwosh.edu
  • UW-La Crosse - 102 Wing Technology Center at 17th and State streets; for more info contact Terry Wirkus: wirkus.terr@uwlax.edu
  • UW-Green Bay - Room 137 Mary Ann Cofrin (MAC) Hall; for more info contact Dan Spielmann: spielmad@uwgb.edu
  • UW-Wausau - Room 233 main building, UW Marathon Co. campus; for more info contact Eric Giordano: eric.giordano@uwc.edu

RSVPs are helpful for our planning; please click on the RSVP link on the right side of this web page.

About Forum Events:

The Concord Coalition believes that only with an engaged, informed and demanding public can the nation's fiscal challenges be met. The Concord Coalition's mission is to cut through the usual partisan rhetoric and stimulate a more realistic public dialogue on what we want our nation's future to look like, along with the required trade-offs. We believe that elected leaders in Washington know there is a problem, but they are unlikely to act unless forced to by their constituents.