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Founding Director of the Congressional Budget Office Will Deliver the 2018 Deil Wright Lecture

Alice Rivlin, former director of the Office Management and Budget and founding director of the Congressional Budget Office, will deliver the 2018 Deil S. Wright Lecture at 3:15 p.m. on Friday, April 6 at the UNC School of Government.  An expert in monetary and fiscal policy, Rivlin currently serves as a senior fellow in Economic Studies and the Center for Health Policy at the Brookings Institution and is a visiting professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown. The title of Rivlin’s lecture is “Fixing Our Broken Policy Process: The Case for Bipartisan Consensus on Economic Policy.” 

In 2002, the MPA Alumni Association honored Professor Deil Wright for his 34 years of teaching MPA students by creating the Deil S. Wright Lecture in Public Administration. Each year, a distinguished professional from the field of public administration enriches the educational experience of students, alumni, faculty, and interested members of the community.

Rivlin served as director of the Office Management and Budget (OMB) in the first Clinton Administration (1993-96) and served as vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board (1996-1999). She was the founding director of the Congressional Budget Office (1975-83) and served as chair of the District of Columbia Financial Management and Assistance Authority (1998-2001). She was director of the Economic Studies Program at Brookings (1983-87). She also served at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare as assistant secretary for planning and evaluation (1968-69). 

In 2010, Rivlin was named by President Barack Obama to the Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and co-chaired, with former U.S. Senator Pete Domenici, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Task Force on Debt Reduction.

The Deil S. Wright Lecture Series is hosted by the Master of Public Administration program at UNC-Chapel Hill and sponsored by Fidelity Investments and the MPA Alumni Association.