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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.