A Look at the Unprecedented U.S. National Debt

Trinity Will Screen “Overdraft” and Hold Panel
What: Trinity College will screen Overdraft, a one-hour PBS documentary film that presents an explanation of America’s federal debt crisis, how it affects the lives of Americans, and possible solutions to the problem.  The screening is part of the Travelers Institute’s national Overdraft University Symposia Series.  Immediately following the screening, attendees will hear from a panel of business, economic and policy experts on this important issue. 

When: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 ~ 4:30 p.m.

Where: Washington Room at Mather Hall on the campus of Trinity College
300 Summit Street, Hartford, Conn. 06106

Background: Overdraft is a one-hour, nonpartisan documentary that highlights the growing U.S. deficit and its critical implications for individuals and U.S. economic competitiveness.  The film features interviews with a diverse group of politicians, CEOs, and journalists, including Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States; Joe Klein, Time magazine columnist;  Mitch Daniels, president of Purdue University and 49th governor of Indiana; among others.  The goal of the national Overdraft University Symposia Series is to “challenge students to think critically about the national debt.”
 
Speakers on the panel will include Adrienne Fulco, associate professor and director of the public policy and law program at Trinity; Mark Stater, who earned his PhD in economics at the University of Oregon in June 2004 and worked from 2004-2008 as an assistant professor in the department of public administration and policy at the University of Georgia; and Joan Kois Woodward, executive vice president of public policy for Travelers. She is also president of The Travelers Institute, which was created in May, 2009 as a means of participating in public policy dialogue on matters of interest to the property casualty insurance sector, as well as the financial services industry more broadly.

For more information about the film, or to watch the trailer to the documentary, visit: http://bit.ly/Z3eAFk.