BC to Host Satellite Broadcast of Dec. 8 White House Social Security Conference

(12-3-98) -- Boston College has been chosen as the only site in Massachusetts to host a live satellite broadcast of the Dec. 8 White House Conference on Social Security, which will include Drucker Professor of Management Sciences Alicia Munnell.

The broadcast will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will be shown in the Heights Room of Lower Campus Dining Facility. It is open to the Boston College community.

There will be a break at noon, during which New England Regional Social Security Commissioner Manual J. Vaz will conduct a roundtable discussion on the future of Social Security. The summary of that discussion, plus summaries from the 50 other broadcast sites in the nation, will be presented to President Clinton at a later date. The White House broadcast will then continue until approximately 3:15 p.m.

Munnell, one of the nation's leading experts on retirement issues, will participate in the White House conference. The conference will bring together representatives from Congress and the Clinton Administration, as well as policy experts and the public, to develop bi-partisan solutions to Social Security problems.

A former member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, Munnell heads the Center for Retirement Research at the university, one of two on-campus centers established recently by the Social Security Administration to provide high-quality research and data on retirement issues.

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