Panel to discuss Social Security reform

Author: Shannon Chapla

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The current Social Security system will be examined in a panel discussion titledThe Future of Social Security: A Non-Partisan Panel Discussion on Prospects for Reform,to begin at6 p.m.March 23 (Wednesday) in 102 DeBartolo Hall at the University of Notre Dame.

Co-sponsored by theHigginsLaborResearchCenterand the Department of Economics and Policy Studies, the event is free and open to the public.

Panelists will include Higgins Center director Teresa Ghilarducci, associate professor of economics and policy studies; Bob Walsh and Doug Nguyen, representatives from the Social Security Administration; and Lance Wescher, a doctoral student researching Social Security and pensions.

TheHigginsCenteris named for activist priest Monsignor George G. Higgins, a forceful voice for social justice in the workforce for the last half-century.It is dedicated to initiating and promoting research and teaching relevant to the questions, needs and interests of working Americans, including working conditions, worker attitudes, job security and retirement.

* Contact: * _Teresa Ghilarducci, 574-631-7581, ghilarducci.1@nd.edu _ __

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