Hiram College

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Today from 4:15-6:15 p.m. the Garfield Center for Public Leadership hosts “Debt Debacles and the Future of Capitalism” with Paul O’Neill, the 72nd secretary of the U.S. Treasury in the Kennedy Center Ballroom.

The lecture and discussion focus on various global debates surrounding debt, including the U.S. debt limit—which was deliberated extensively in Congress. O’Neill also will discuss the debt crises consuming small countries and territories like Greece and Puerto Rico and the issues emerging economies face in the near future. These issues will come together as an assessment of the significance of the debt for the future of our global economy.

O’Neill holds a master’s degree in public administration from Indiana University. Before serving as secretary of the U.S. Treasury from 2001-02, he was the deputy director of the U.S. Office of Management. O’Neill also previously served as vice president and later president of International Paper Co. He also was the chairman and CEO of Alcoa.