Athens, Ga. – President Clinton’s former director of the Office of Management and Budget, Alice M. Rivlin, will highlight the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs’ annual Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability on Monday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. in the UGA Chapel with “Facing Up to the Fiscal Challenge of Health Care Spending.” The lecture is free and open to the public.
Rivlin is a visiting professor at the Public Policy Institute of Georgetown University and a senior fellow in the economic studies program at the Brookings Institution. She is the director of the Greater Washington Research Program at Brookings. Before returning to Brookings, Rivlin served as vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board from 1996 to 1999. She was director of the White House Office of Management and Budget from 1994 to 1996 and deputy director from 1993 to 1994. She also chaired the District of Columbia Financial Management Assistance Authority from 1998 to 2001.
Rivlin was the founding director of the Congressional Budget Office from 1975 to 1983. She was director of the economic studies program at Brookings from 1983 to 1987. She also served at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare as assistant secretary for planning and evaluation from 1968to 1969.
“Alice Rivlin is one of the nation’s leading public policy economists. Her many years of experience providing policy advice to decision makers at the highest levels of government make her especially well qualified to analyze the looming crisis in health care spending,” said Thomas P. Lauth, Dean of UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs. “Members of the community will want to hear what she has to say.”
The School of Public and International Affairs prepares students for careers in public service in Georgia, the nation and the world and is fast becoming recognized as a national and international leader in public affairs research and education. The School’s Master of Public Administration Program is one of the nation’s best for public service education and is ranked 3rd in the nation among hundreds of public affairs programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2007).