On Tuesday, Economist Alice M. Rivlin ’52 gave a talk on “Is Inclusive Prosperity in the U.S. Possible?” in Thomas Great Hall.
Rivlin was the founding director of the Congressional Budget Office, Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve, and Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget under Clinton. Currently she is Director of the Health Policy Center at the Brookings Institution and Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy. She is also a senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution and a visiting professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.
The event was very well attended by students and the outside public. I found it especially empowering to be in the presence of such a high achieving Bryn Mawr alum — definitely among the most prominent alum I have met so far.