At UNC March 31: 'Fixing our fiscal future'
From staff reports
CHAPEL HILL -- Former Federal Reserve Board vice chairwoman Alice Rivlin and a panel of other national policy experts will lead a public discussion on practical solutions to the nation's mounting debt at a public event, "Fixing Our Fiscal Future," at 5:30 p.m. March 31 at Kenan-Flagler Business School's Maurice J. Koury Auditorium on the UNC campus.
The event, free and open to the public, is co-hosted by the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and bi-partisan Concord Coalition. A reception will follow. Details and a link to RSVP are at www.kenaninstitute.unc.edu/deficit.
"Current U.S. fiscal policy is not sustainable. Future generations face dire consequences if we fail to make serious changes in spending, taxation and debt -- sooner, rather than later," said Kenan Institute director John D. Kasarda. "We encourage students, in particular, to attend this event and contribute their ideas. Their futures will be profoundly affected by our nation's response to this pressing issue."
Panelists will be:
n Rivlin, who also served as director of the White House Office of Management and Budget for the Clinton Administration.
n J. Alexander McMillan, former congressman, R-N.C. (District 9).
n Robert Bixby, executive director, Concord Coalition.
n Stefan Byrd-Krueger, youth outreach coordinator, Concord Coalition.
The Concord Coalition is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to balanced federal budgets and generationally responsible fiscal policy. Former U.S. Senators Warren Rudman (R-N.H.) and Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.) serve as Concord's co-chairmen and former Secretary of Commerce Peter Peterson serves as president of the board. For more information, visit www.concordcoalition.org.
The Kenan Institute, the economic-development arm of UNC Kenan-Flagler, pursues research and programming in the areas of entrepreneurship, economic development and global competitiveness. For more information, visit www.kenaninstitute.unc.edu.