A NONPARTISAN LOOK AT THE NATIONAL DEBT
Please join the Travelers Institute and Trinity College for a screening of Overdraft, a one-hour documentary made for public television that presents a compelling explanation of America’s federal debt crisis, how it impacts American lives, and choices to address the problem. The screening is part of the Travelers Institute’s national Overdraft University Symposia Series.
4:30 p.m. Overdraft Documentary Screening
5:30 p.m. Panel Discussion on the Deficit
Immediately following the screening, attendees will hear from a panel of business, economic and policy experts on this important issue.
Join the Conversation on Twitter: #Overdraft.
Professor Fulco is an Associate Professor and Director of the Public Policy and Law Program
who teaches courses that focus on the intersection of law, politics, and public policy. She offers a broad range of courses on topics that include constitutional rights and liberties, the policy process, the Supreme Court, and gender discrimination. Professor Fulco is also the Faculty Coordinator of the Legal Studies Minor and serves as the Pre-Law Advisor for students interested in attending law school. Some of her recent courses include: Introduction to American Public Policy, Sexual Orientation and the Law, Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties, and Current Issues Seminar: The Rehnquist Court.
Professor Fulco received her B.A. from Boston University and her Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is a member of the Conference for the Study of Political Thought and the New England Political Science Association.
Professor Fulco has presented her works at professional conferences in the United States and abroad, and has served as a political commentator for local and national media. Her most recent publications which focus on the role of the courts in shaping public discourse have appeared in the Journal of Church and State and Historicizing “Tradition” in the Study of Religion.
Mark Stater received his PhD in economics at the University of Oregon in June 2004 and worked from 2004-08 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia. While working at UGA, he taught graduate courses in Economic Principles, Policy Analysis, Statistics, Program Evaluation, and Education Policy.
As an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Trinity, Mark has taught Principles of Economics, Public Finance, Econometrics, Mathematical Economics, Cost-Benefit Analysis, and Urban Economics. His teaching philosophy emphasizes creating a structured learning environment, striving for clarity and rigor in the communication of course material, stimulating in-class participation and interaction, and fostering the development of creative and independent problem-solving and research skills. Mark's research is in applied microeconomics and covers several policy- and administration-related areas, including the effects of financial aid on academic outcomes for college students, the role of human capital and knowledge accumulation in shaping career paths into and out of academic administration, gender differences in academic and corporate labor markets, and re-employment success for displaced and unemployed workers.
He currently lives in Ellington, CT with his wife, Keely Jones Stater, and his son, Samuel Stater.
Joan K. Woodward
Joan Kois Woodward is Executive Vice President of Public Policy for Travelers. She also is President of The Travelers Institute, which was created in May 2009 as a means of participating in public policy dialogue on matters of interest to the property casualty insurance sector, as well as the financial services industry more broadly. The Travelers Institute draws upon the industry expertise of Travelers’ senior management and the technical expertise of its risk professionals and other experts to provide information, analysis and recommendations to public policy makers and regulators. Ms. Woodward is a member of the company’s Management, Risk and Operating Committees and also serves on the Travelers Foundation Board.
Ms. Woodward joined Travelers in 2008 from Goldman, Sachs & Co., where she was the founding Executive Director of the company’s Global Markets Institute. During her nine years at Goldman Sachs, Ms. Woodward also served as Vice President and Director of Washington Research for Goldman Sachs’ Global Investment Research. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Ms. Woodward worked on Capitol Hill for 12 years, serving as Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance as well as Senior Economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget.
Ms. Woodward has bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Political Science and a master’s degree in Public Administration, all from the American University. She also studied at the University of London.
Ms. Woodward serves on the Board of Directors of the United States Chamber of Commerce. In July 2010, Ms. Woodward was appointed to the President’s national Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Export Council. She is engaged with numerous community and charitable groups. She is also a recipient of the 2009-2010 David Rockefeller Fellowship.
Ms. Woodward and her husband, Ned, have four children and live in Arlington, Va.