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David M Walker, comptroller general of the United States, will give a public lecture at the School on Tuesday 14 March. He will speak on America's Uncertain Fiscal Future.

The United States is on a unsustainable and imprudent fiscal path. Comptroller General of the United States David M Walker will discuss past, present and future fiscal trends and the type of actions needed to put the US on a more prudent and sustainable course for both the American and the global economies.

David M Walker became the seventh comptroller general of the United States in November 1998. As comptroller general, Mr. Walker is the nation's chief accountability officer and head of the US Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Before his appointment, Mr. Walker had extensive executive level experience in both government and private industry. Between 1989 and 1998, he worked at Arthur Andersen LLP, where he was a partner and global managing director of the human capital services practice based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Professor Patrick Dunleavy, LSE, will chair this event.

America's Uncertain Fiscal Future is on Tuesday 14 March at 6pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.


To request a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

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Brain food (14 March 06)
David M Walker, the comptroller general of the US, explains his contention that America is on unsustainable fiscal path and sets out a remedy in a lecture called America's uncertain fiscal future. It will take place at LSE. 

27 February 2006