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Former head of 9/11 victim fund to speak, Feb. 20

Kenneth Feinberg will discuss his experience as head of the U.S. government's September 11 Victim Compensation Fund in a lecture scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Feinberg's lecture is titled "The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund: Private Pain and Public Compensation."

Feinberg, a Washington, D.C. attorney and managing partner of the Feinberg Group, was appointed as special master of the compensation fund shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He spent nearly three years overseeing all aspects of the program, including evaluating applications, determining appropriate compensation and disseminating awards.

Feinberg described his experiences in the 2005 book "What Is Life Worth? The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11."

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Program in Law and Public Affairs.  

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