Peter Orszag Honored by Award from the Mosbacher Institute of Texas A&M University

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Peter Orszag, a successful economist who has held many important positions in both the government and with private organizations throughout his career, will be honored with the Conocophillips White House Lecture Series and the Mosbacher Institute Good Governance Award by the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy in College Station, Texas on Wednesday, February 23, 2011.

Peter Orszag, a successful economist who has held many important positions in both the government and with private organizations throughout his career, will be honored with the Conocophillips White House Lecture Series and the Mosbacher Institute Good Governance Award by the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy in College Station, Texas on Wednesday, February 23, 2011. The Mosbacher Institute, part of The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, is presenting Orszag with this award in recognition of his contributions to the government and his dedication to public service.

The event, held in honor of the work of Peter Orszag and for the acknowledgement of his countless contributions to the field of economics, will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 in the evening at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. In addition to the awards ceremony, the event will feature a discussion of the topic "Deficit Reduction: What Are the Options?" Guests will be delighted to hear several distinguished members of the panel discuss this topic and recommend ways to reduce the national debt, which is a task to which Orszag has dedicated much of his career.

Peter Orszag was raised in Lexington, Massachusetts and graduated from both Princeton University and the London School of Economics. After completing his formal education, Orszag began his economic career by working in several different positions for both the government and private organizations. Named the Director of the United States Office of Management and Budget by President Barack Obama, Orszag contributed a great amount to the recent healthcare reform and developed the federal budget. Currently the Vice Chairman of Citi Investment Group, Orszag continues to contribute to the world of economics both through his day job and through publications in the Financial Times and elsewhere. An experienced and highly knowledgeable professional, Orszag is honored to receive this award.

The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy is named for Robert A. Mosbacher, Sr., the Secretary of Commerce from 1989-1992. The goal of the Mosbacher Institute is to provide an educational experience that facilitates the research and development of issues that will help the United States move forward in the global market. The American economy must change if it hopes to succeed in a globalized economy, and the Mosbacher Institute aims to produce professionals who are up to the task of creating the necessary transformation.

For more information concerning the event email mosbacher(at)bushschool(dot)tamu(dot)edu, or call (979) 845-1927.

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