Carnegie Mellon University
September 17, 2012

Media Advisory: Presidential Adviser and National Economic Council Director Gene D. Sperling To Speak at Carnegie Mellon on Tuesday, Sept. 18

Contact: Jocelyn Duffy / 412-268-9982 (office) 412-600-0029 (cell) /

Event: One of President Barack Obama's top advisers and Director of the National Economic Council (NEC), Gene D. Sperling, will share his unique perspective on America's policy choices during talk titled "American Economic Policy at a Crossroads: The View from the West Wing." Sperling will address the Carnegie Mellon University community at the Heinz College Convocation Lecture.

Sperling is the first person in history to serve as NEC director under two presidents. As a top adviser to President Bill Clinton, Sperling helped negotiate a series of tax and spending changes that brought the federal government budget into surplus for the first time in decades while lowering taxes and increasing work incentives for America's poorest families. As adviser to President Obama, Sperling has played a leading role across the entire spectrum of economic policy issues.

Noon to 1:20 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18

Where: Carnegie Mellon University, Gates and Hillman centers, room 6115. Parking is available in the Gates Center Garage. To reach the garage, take Schenley Drive to Frew Street. From Frew, turn onto Roberts Drive and keep left to follow the road down the hill. At the base of the hill, the black and silver Gates Center will be directly ahead.

Note to reporters: This event is not open to the public, and space for the media is limited. Media who wish to attend should RSVP to Jocelyn Duffy at