Associate Director of President Obama’s Fiscal Commission Marc Goldwein to give public lecture on ‘America’s deficit problem: can it be conquered?’

Monday 14 February 2011

Press release date: 14 February 2011

The United States Presidency Centre (USPC) at the Institute for the Study of the Americas - a member institute of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study - will host a public lecture by Marc Goldwein on ‘America’s deficit problem: can it be conquered?’ on 28 February 2011.

Marc Goldwein is uniquely equipped to analyse America’s budget deficit problem, an issue of great international as well as domestic concern, and the possible solutions. In addition to serving as Associate Director of the President’s Fiscal Commission, he is Policy Director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a senior Policy Analyst for the Fiscal Policy programme of the New American Foundation, and a senior consultant at the World Bank.

Marc Goldwein’s public lecture on ‘America’s deficit problem: can it be conquered?’ will take place on 28 February 2011 at 6.00pm in the Senate Room, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Registration is free. Media interested in attending should contact Olga Jimenez at olga.jimenez@sas.ac.uk or 0207 862 8871.

Notes for Editors:

1. For further information about the event and/or to register to attend (free) please contact Olga Jimenez at the Institute for the Study of the Americas at olga.jimenez@sas.ac.uk or 020 7862 8871.

2. The Institute for the Study of the Americas (ISA) was founded in 2004 through the merger of the Institute of Latin American Studies and the Institute of United States Studies, both of which were established in 1965. ISA promotes, coordinates and provides a focus for research and postgraduate teaching in history and the social sciences on the Americas – Canada, the US, Latin America and the Caribbean – and plays a national and international role as a coordinating and information centre for all parts of the hemisphere at the postgraduate level in the universities of the UK. The Institute is a member institute of the School of Advanced Study, University of London. See: www.americas.sas.ac.uk

3. The United States Presidency Centre (USPC) at the Institute for the Study of the Americas was founded in 2008. The USPC provides a forum for research and analysis of the presidency in terms of its historical, political and cultural significance. It also holds regular events on presidential politics and policymaking (domestic and foreign policy). For further details, see: www.americas.sas.ac.uk/research/USPC.html

4. The School of Advanced Study at the University of London is the UK’s national centre for the facilitation and promotion of research in the humanities and social sciences. The School brings together the specialised scholarship and resources of ten prestigious research institutes to offer academic opportunities, facilities and stimulation across a wide range of subject areas for the benefit of the national and international scholarly community. The member institutes of the School are the Institutes of Advanced Legal Studies, Classical Studies, Commonwealth Studies, English Studies, Germanic & Romance Studies, Historical Research, Musical Research, Philosophy, Study of the Americas, and the Warburg Institute. www.sas.ac.uk