Interested in careers in policy, government, economics, or finance? Come learn about fiscal policy and make valuable networking connections!
Join Mike Murphy, Chief of Staff for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and Director of FixUs for a conversation on fiscal responsibility and accountability in the election cycle. Refreshments will be provided. This event is sponsored by the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership, and hosted by SuccessWorks with the support of the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the departments of Economics, Political Science, and Sociology.
There will also be two interactive group sessions in-person on November 15 at Memorial Library, only for UW-Madison Students. Learn more about all sessions below, and to register, click the registration button for this event and scroll down on the form to find the small session sign up.
Fiscal Policy Challenges Facing the Next Presidential Administration
November 14: 4:30-6:30pm at Gordon Dining & Event Center
4:30pm – Main presentation, followed by Q&A
6:00pm – Networking and discussion (in-person only)
The winner of the 2024 presidential election will face many fiscal challenges, some of which are new, and some of which have been around for many years. Most are growing increasingly urgent. These issues include the rising record national debt, looming trust fund insolvency and increasing partisanship. Join Mike Murphy, Chief of Staff for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and Director of FixUS for a conversation on fiscal responsibility and accountability in the election cycle.
Small Group Sessions on November 15:
More United Than Divided: A Discussion on Growing Political Partisanship in the US
November 15 / 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Memorial Library Room 126
FixUS is a convener of the growing movement of Americans who share a deep concern about the polarizing division threatening our nation’s future. We provide a community for reformers, scholars, and other politically homeless Americans to work with each other to better understand and address the division, distrust, and dysfunction in our democracy. Through a number of research projects, public engagement efforts and partnerships, we seek to bring attention and visibility to these issues, build support for necessary changes, and ultimately help to regain a sense of shared aspirations, values, and a belief that there is more that unites us than divides us. Join Mike Murphy, Chief of Staff at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and Director of FixUS, for this small group session.
Rising National Debt: Why It Matters and What We Can Do
November 15 / 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Memorial Library Room 126
Join Mike Murphy, Chief of Staff at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and Director of FixUS, for an interactive simulation and discussion on why the debt matters, how we got here, and what we can do to turn things around. Mike Murphy will lead students and faculty through a hands-on Debt Fixer exercise where students can make fiscal cuts, find savings, and increase spending in the federal budget. Can you fund the programs you want, and pay for tax cuts, all while balancing the national budget? Join us and find out!