Penn to Host Fiscal Wake-Up Tour

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Joe Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798October 7, 2008

WHO: The Concord Coalition

David M. Walker, president and CEO, Peter G. Peterson Foundation; former comptroller general of the United States

Alice Rivlin, director of economic studies at the Brookings Institution; former director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and vice chair of the Federal Reserve

Robert Bixby, executive director, The Concord Coalition

Stuart Butler, vice president, domestic and economic policy studies, Heritage Foundation

WHAT: Fiscal Wake-Up Tour

WHERE: Houston Hall, Hall of Flags

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 14, 6 p.m.


The Fiscal Wake-Up Tour is a national series of town-hall forums focusing on the country's long-term fiscal challenges. The Tour aims to explain in plain terms why budget analysts of diverse perspectives are increasingly alarmed by the nation's fiscal outlook. The Fiscal Wake-Up Tour has been profiled on "60 Minutes" and in a recent documentary featuring Penn students, “I.O.U.S.A.”

The event is co-sponsored by Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication; the Political Science Department, Fels Institute of Government and Fox Leadership Program in the School of Arts and Sciences; and the Wharton School Business and Public Policy Department at Penn.

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