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Former U.S. Comptroller General to Discuss the Economy at the University of Hartford


Posted 01/23/2012
Posted by Meagan Fazio

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David Walker, former comptroller general of the United States and current president of the Bridgeport-based Comeback America Initiative (CAI), will speak on the topic “Comeback America: Saving the Middle Class” on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. in Wilde Auditorium, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford. Walker will discuss his belief that individuals and the government must become more fiscally responsible in order for the economy to recover. He will also talk about the debates over raising the debt ceiling that made headlines in 2011.

The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. The talk will be streamed live at http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/tvstudio/livestream.html.

Walker served as the seventh comptroller general of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office from 1998-2008. He also has over 20 years of private sector experience, including approximately 10 years as a partner and global managing director of Human Capital Services for Arthur Andersen LLP. Walker has written three books including Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility (2010). He is also a frequent media commentator.

This event is jointly sponsored by Seabury Active Life Care Community and its Resident Action Groups: In Support of Democracy, The Earth Charter Group, and Action Forum in Bloomfield and the Mu Chi Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi in the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford. Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for Financial Information students and professionals. Its primary objective is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field.