Is the National Debt the New Road to Serfdom?

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6:00 pm
Harry T. Wilks Theater, Armstrong Student Center

A Janus Forum event:

Alice Rivlin recently completed her service on National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, to which she was appointed by President Obama to give her views on solving the nation's budget problems. In addition to serving as director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, Rivlin also served as vice chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, was founding director of the Congressional Budget Office and chaired the District of Columbia Control Board. Now a senior fellow at the prestigious Brookings Institution and a professor at Georgetown University, Rivlin briefs audiences on the latest federal budget, health financing and urban policy issues, providing a unique perspective on the future of both short- and long-term public policy.

During his almost ten-year tenure as the U.S. Comptroller General, Dave Walker transformed the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and traveled the country sounding the alarm to Americans about unsustainable fiscal policies that threaten to derail the nation’s future. Walker is still sounding the alarm, but he is also assisting top government leaders in making government more future-focused, results-oriented, responsive, efficient, equitable, and sustainable. Well-recognized for his fiscal responsibility and accountability, government transformation, and retirement security expertise, he currently advises both domestic and international leaders. 

The Janus Forum is a catalyst for developing timely, interesting, and rigorous discussion of public affairs. The Janus Forum is sponsored by The Thomas W. Smith Project on Liberty, Democracy and Citizenship; the Miami University Department of Political Science and the Office of Diversity Affairs. It is made possible through the generous support of The Thomas W. Smith (Miami ’50) Foundation. 

Alice Rivlin & Dave Walker
Alice Rivlin & Dave Walker