Chestertown, MD, March 19, 2002 — The Goldstein Program in Public Affairs and the William James Forum as part of the Women In Science Lecture Series present "DILEMMAS OF SUCCESSFUL CAPITALISM," a lecture by Dr. Alice Rivlin, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Brookings Institution, on Monday, March 25 at 4:00 p.m. in Washington College's Norman James Theatre. The public is invited to attend.
Dr. Rivlin has a long and distinguished career in economics in both the public and private sectors. Dr. Rivlin has served as Director and Deputy Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget during the Clinton Administration, founding Director of the Congressional Budget Office, serving from 1975 to 1983, Chair of the District of Columbia Financial Management Assistance Authority, and Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Dr. Rivlin also served as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW), and as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Coordination at HEW.
A recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship, Dr. Rivlin has taught at Harvard and George Mason University. She earned a Ph.D. in economics from Radcliffe College in 1958. A member of the boards of directors for several corporations, she is a past President of the American Economic Society. Dr. Rivlin has written numerous books, the most recent of which is "Reviving the American Dream." She is a frequent contributor to newspapers, magazines and journals, and currently serves as Director of Economic Studies for the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution.
Dr. Rivlin's visit is sponsored by Washington College's Goldstein Program in Public Affairs, named in honor of the late Louis L. Goldstein, the College's former Chairman of the Board of Visitors and Governors, a 1935 alumnus, and Maryland's longest-serving elected official. The Goldstein Program sponsors lecture series, symposia, visiting fellows, travel and other projects that bring students and faculty together with leaders experienced in developing public policy.