Penn’s Fels Institute of Government Partners With Swiss Consulate to Present Panel Discussion on Public Debt Sept. 27

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460September 22, 2011

WHO:             Joseph J. Minarik,
senior vice president and director of research,

Committee for 
Economic Development

                       Randy Albright,
executive director, Pennsylvania Senate 

                                    Appropriations Committee 

                        Augustine Faucher,
director, Macroeconomics
Moody's Analytics

                        Rob McCord,
Pennsylvania state treasurer

            Edward G. Rendell,
former governor of Pennsylvania,
NBC news analyst

                        and partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

                        Fritz Zurbruegg,
Swiss Federal Finance Administration


WHAT:           Panel Discussion on Public Debt Management and Fiscal Responsibility


WHEN:           Tuesday, Sept.27, 
10-10:30 a.m.: Registration, coffee; 10:30 a.m.-noon 


WHERE:         National Constitution Center
F.M. Kirby Auditorium, Independence Mall, 525 Arch St., Philadelphia


In commemoration of the 250th birthday of Albert Gallatin, America’s Swiss founding father, a U.S. congressman and the longest serving treasury secretary, the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania and the Consulate General of Switzerland in New Yorkwill present a discussion on public debt management and shaping a sustainable fiscal future at theNational Constitution Center Sept. 27.


François Barras,
Swiss Consul General in New York, will offer welcoming remarks. David Thornburgh,
executive director
of the Fels Institute, will deliver opening remarks. The event will be moderated by WPVI-TV News Anchor Tamala Edwards of WPVI-TV. 
 The panel discussion is free and open to the public. Space is limited.  Reservations may be made at or by calling 917-289-9956.

More information is available by contacting
 Cosima Bader at