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Georgetown to Host Discussion on Generational Equity and National Debt

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Georgetown University will host the final stop of the five-week, cross-country “Generational Equity Tour” presented by the non-partisan The Can Kicks Back campaign on Tuesday, October 29, at 7 p.m. in the Rafik B. Hariri Building’s Lohrfink Auditorium. The tour seeks to educate and engage millennials on how the federal budget and national debt are impacting their generation.

The event will include a keynote presentation, “Breaking Promises: The Young’s Declining Share of the Economic Pie,” by investor and philanthropist Stanley Druckenmiller. A panel discussion moderated by Bloomberg TV’s Stephanie Ruhle also will include William Novelli, distinguished professor of the practice at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and former CEO of AARP, and the Hon. David M. Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General.

Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and McCourt School of Public Policy, as well as the Georgetown University Student Association, College Democrats, and College Republicans are co-sponsoring the event.

The Can Kicks Back, co-founded by Georgetown alumnus Nick Troiano (C’11, G’13), is a non-partisan campaign led by young people that advocates for a fiscally sustainable and generationally equitable federal budget. It has more than chapters in 38 states across the country ready to mobilize young people to fight for their future and send their messages to Washington.