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Past Event

The Whittington Lecture

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM EDT

September 28, 2005

Please join the Center for American Progress and Georgetown Public Policy Institute for a special presentation:

The Whittington Lecture
“Are We Too Polarized to Make Sound Public Choices?”

Featured Speaker:
Alice M. Rivlin
Visiting Professor Geogetown Public Policy Institute

Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Program: 6:00pm
Admission is free.

The Hart Auditorium
1st Floor of McDonough Hall
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW

Nearest Metro: Union Station

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Alice Rivlin is a Visiting Professor at Georgetown Public Policy Institute, as well as former Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Board. Rivlin is also a Senior Fellow in the Economic Studies Program and Co-Director of the Greater Washington Research Program at the Brookings Institution. Rivlin also served as Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget and was Founder of the Congressional Budget Office.

Leslie A. Whittington was a professor of economics and public finance at GPPI and served as GPPI’s associate dean from 1999-2001. Leslie was a renowned expert on the “marriage tax” and was among the first to demonstrate the role that taxes play in family decisions. Leslie received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and was loved by her students, colleagues, and all those who knew her. Leslie, along with her husband and two young daughters, died on September 11, 2001 when American Airlines flight 77 was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon.