Dollars and Sense

Is the federal debt as bad as they say? Could it be worse? Join Pace’s Lubin School of Business and the Travelers Institute on March 13 for a screening of debt crisis documentary Overdraft, followed up by a panel discussion on the challenges we face.

“Some people understandably say ‘boy this is sort of a dry subject, dollars, cents, debt. What’s it mean to me?’ If I read the mathematics right, it means everything,” says Republican Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, in the one-hour long nonpartisan documentary Overdraft, featuring former President Bill Clinton, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, and various other key business, political, and economic leaders.

Now eclipsing $16 trillion, America’s debt is the number one economic crisis facing the country today. Made for public television, Overdraft presents a compelling explanation of America’s federal debt crisis, how it impacts American lives, and choices to address the problem.

Following the screening at 6:00 p.m. on March 13 in the Student Union, faculty experts from Pace will participate in a panel discussion along with a special guest from the Travelers Institute to examine this topic.

Panelists include:

Arthur L. Centonze, PhD (Moderator), Former Lubin Dean and Associate Professor of Economics
Christopher Malone, PhD, Associate Professor and Chairperson, Department of Political Science
Joseph T. Salerno, PhD, Professor of Economics
Joan Woodward, Executive Vice President of Public Policy for Travelers and President of The Travelers Institute

The screening is part of the Travelers Institute’s national Overdraft University Symposia Series. Students will be encouraged to think critically about potential policy solutions and their implications for the American opportunity.

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Please note: Space is limited! RSVP is on a first-come, first-served basis.