Wake Forest University Schools of Business to Hosts a Discussion on the National Debt

Sep. 7, 2012, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Carswell Hall (Annenburg Forum)
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Free; RSVP required

The BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism at Wake Forest University Schoolsof Business assembles a panel of thought leaders to answer a polarizing question − “The National DebtCrisis: What Should We Do?”The event is being held Friday, Sept. 7 at 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Carswell Hall (Annenburg Forum) onthe Wake Forest campus in Winston-Salem. It is free and open to the public and parking is available.Students, faculty, staff and alumni will have priority seating.The U.S. economy, along with most developed nations across the globe, is struggling with unprecedentedlevels of debt. Are these debt levels manageable? Are tax increases and spending cuts inevitable? Canwe grow our way out of the debt crisis? Will we find the political will to solve this problem or must we, muchlike an addict, hit rock bottom before we truly begin recovery?Panelists tackle these issues in a frank discussion about the challenges we face in finding andimplementing realistic solutions to this compelling issue.Sherry Jarrell, Ph.D., Professor of Practice of Finance & Economics at Wake Forest University Schools ofBusiness will serve as the moderator of a panel that will feature:Michael Peterson, President & Chief Operating Officer, Peter G. Peterson FoundationPhil Smith, National Political Director and Southeast Regional Director of The Concord CoalitionJoe Minarik, Ph.D., Senior Vice President & Director of Research at the Committee for EconomicDevelopmentStudents will also join in the discussion of the nation’s fiscal challenges through an essay contest sponsoredby the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism.For more information about “The National Debt Crisis: What Should We Do?” and biographies of thepanelists, go online to (capitalism.wfu.edu/events/national-debt-crisis).