Solving the National Debt Crisis: It's Not Rocket Science

Dec. 7, 2011, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Host:
Joshua Gordon
Address:
St. Petersburg College
Seminole Campus Conference Center, Seminole Community Library, Seminole, Florida, United States
Free

Policy Director, Joshua Gordon, will be the guest speaker at a screening of the movie I.O.U.S.A. Solutions. The event will be held at the Seminole Campus of St. Petersburg College in Florida and is sponsored by the St. Petersburg College Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions, The St. Petersburg Times, Bright House Networks, and WUST. For more information see www.spcollege.edu/solutions/

About the Host
Josh Gordon Headshot

Joshua B. Gordon is the Policy Director of The Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to educating the public about federal budget issues and their consequences for the future. The Concord Coalition was founded in 1992 by the late U.S. Senators Warren Rudman (R-NH) and Paul Tsongas (D-MA), and former Secretary of Commerce Peter G. Peterson.

Mr. Gordon directs The Concord Coalition's research on the federal budget, health care policy and tax policy and is the editor of Concord's blog. He frequently discusses Concord’s positions in public speeches and interviews with the media. He also directs Concord’s classroom curriculum and its budget simulations, and was a research advisor for the Sundance Film Festival Documentary I.O.U.S.A. He has been with Concord since 2001.

Mr. Gordon has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Florida and wrote his dissertation on the budget process and the House Appropriations Committee. He also has a Master’s degree from the University of Florida and taught classes there on American Politics and on Congress. He recently served as an Adjunct Professor for the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.