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Release: Sept. 19, 2002
Expert on Social Security Reform to Speak at UI College of Law
Howell E. Jackson, a nationally-renowned expert on Social Security reform,
will discuss the future of Social Security when he delivers the University
of Iowa College of Law's annual Webster Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept.
26 in Room 225, Boyd Law Building.
Admission to the lecture, titled "Accounting for Social Security and
Its Reform," is free and open to the public.
Jackson is the Finn M.W. Casperson and Household International Professor
of Law at Harvard University, where his teaching and research focus on financial
institutions, securities markets and government regulation. He has actively
participated in the national debate about Social Security reform, including
testifying before Congress. In addition, he has served as a consultant to
the Treasury Department in connection with the Gramm-Leach-Blilely Act and
as an adviser to the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank/International
Monetary Fund, and the Harvard Institute for International Development in
connection with various projects involving the reform of financial systems
in other countries.
The Webster Lecture Series presents an annual speaker who discusses wealth
transfer between generations. It's named after Shirley A. Webster, a Winterset,
Iowa, attorney and graduate of the University of Iowa and UI College of Law
who specialized in estate planning for his clients.