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Former treasury secretary to discuss economic outlook, Oct. 19

Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin will speak at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

His address is titled "The Outlook for the Global Economy and the Challenges That Must Be Met."
He is expected to discuss how the long-term outlook for the country's economic health will depend on policies shaped today in areas including the federal deficit, American competitiveness with foreign economies, national security, health care, energy and the environment.

Rubin joined the Clinton administration in 1993, serving as assistant to the president for economic policy and as the first director of the National Economic Council. He was secretary of the treasury from 1995 to 1999.

Rubin currently is director and chair of the executive committee at Citigroup and also serves as chair of the board of the Local Initiatives Support Corp., the nation's leading community development support organization.

The talk, designated as the Walter E. Edge Lecture, is part of the University's Public Lecture Series.

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