Global business leaders accept student invitation to address ‘Mortgaging the Future’ in Notre Dame panel discussion

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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A presentation and panel discussion on generational equity and the economic challenges awaiting America’s youth will be held at the University of Notre Dame at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 (Wednesday) in the auditorium of Washington Hall.

The discussion, “Mortgaging the Future: Millennials’ Declining Share of the Economic Pie,” will be introduced by Scott Malpass, vice president and chief investment officer at Notre Dame. The panelists will be Notre Dame trustee James J. Dunne III, senior managing partner and principal of Sandler O’Neill and Partners L.P., and Stanley Druckenmiller, philanthropist and former president of Duquesne Capital. Druckenmiller is widely known for forecasting the most recent financial crisis of 2008. Timothy Fuerst, William and Dorothy O’Neill Professor of Economics at Notre Dame and senior economic adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, will serve as moderator. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer period.

“The issues facing this generation of students are real,” said John T. McGreevy, I.A. O’Shaughnessy Dean of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters. “I think it speaks volumes that a number of our student-run organizations, and from both sides of the political aisle, have come together to better understand and address the current economic challenges and how they will impact generations to come.”

Malpass said, “There is simply no one brighter or more thoughtful on the topic than Stan Druckenmiller. His presentation will overwhelm our students with insight and impact. This is a remarkable opportunity for our students and the broader Notre Dame family.”

The discussion is sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters, Student Government, the College Democrats, the College Republicans and the Investment Office. While the event is free and open to the public, admission will be limited by seating capacity, and tickets will be issued at the door.

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