David Walker on Comeback America

Henry Kaufman Lecture/Symposia Series

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 | 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

As president and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, David Walker leads the Foundation's efforts to promote federal financial responsibility. In doing so, the Foundation works to ensure more transparency and accountability today in order to promote more opportunity tomorrow.

As Comptroller General of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) from 1998 to 2008, spanning both Democratic and Republican administrations, Dave served as the federal government's chief auditor. Appointed by President Bill Clinton and confirmed unanimously by the US Senate, he was an outspoken, nonpartisan advocate for addressing the major fiscal and other sustainability challenges facing the country. He also enacted transformational reforms at GAO and within the accountability profession.

In addition to his leadership responsibilities at the Foundation, Dave continues to serves as chairman of the United Nations Independent Audit Advisory Committee, on several boards and in several advisory capacities, including the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the Partnership for Public Service, the American Society of Public Administrators and Toffler Associates. He is also a member of the Trilateral Commission.

Dave is the author of three books including Comeback America, which was released in January 2010.

Presentation will be followed by book signing and reception. Reservations required. Admission is free for students and Museum members, or $15 for non-members. For additional information, please contact Lindsay Seeger at 212-908-4110 or lseeger@moaf.org.