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Thursday, October 8, 2009

For Immediate Release
Oct. 8, 2009
Contact: Daphne Larkin


Former US Comptroller, David M. Walker to present at Norwich

…Walker shares with the Central Vermont community his extensive experience as the US Government’s chief auditor and his advocacy for addressing fiscal and sustainability challenges…

NORTHFIELD, Vt. (Oct. 8, 2009) – Norwich University’s Todd Lecture Series presents David M. Walker, former head of the US Government Accountability Office and currently president of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, on Tuesday, October 13 at 7 p.m.

Like a modern-day Paul Revere, Walker warns that while our country’s current fiscal crisis is eerily similar to the downfall of Rome, Americans have a proven historical capacity to overcome any challenge when “We the People” wake up and get going.

Walker shares an engaging historical perspective that takes listeners from Rome to the Founding Fathers’ original intent and from today’s modern-day challenges to tomorrow’s opportunities.

In spite of the fiscal crisis, Walker imparts his faith that Americans will respond with commitment to the sacrifices required to make sure that our future is better than our past.

Audience members will learn: lessons from history and our modern-day financial challenge; how the country arrived at its present condition and the implications of our “status quo” path; measures that must be taken to right the country’s financial ills and the importance of leadership and a call to action for our future leaders.

This event is free and open to the public.


Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).