Caz Forum to host Social Security expert

Eric Kingson to speak to residents Nov. 8

— Eric Kingson, professor, presidential policy advisor and author, will discuss the politics, economics and ethics of Social Security reform at the next Cazenovia Forum lecture, to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Cazenovia College’s McDonald Lecture Hall.

The event is free, and no reservations are required. A reception will follow the talk.

Kingson, professor of social work at Syracuse University, served as policy advisor to two presidential commissions, the 1982-83 National Commission on Social Security Reform and the 1994 Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform.

He was an advisor on the Obama Campaign’s Retirement Security Policy Advisory Committee and the Social Security Administration’s transition team. Kingson also co-directs Social Security Works, an organization which built and launched the Strengthen Social Security Campaign.

Kingson is a 2007 recipient of the Syracuse University Chancellor’s Citation for Faculty Excellence and Scholarly Distinction and Syracuse University’s 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Unsung Hero Award. His scholarship examines the politics and economics of population aging, Social Security policy, baby boomers, cross-generational obligations and the distributional effects of changes in retirement age.

The Cazenovia Forum is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization established in 2006 by community members focused on promoting the understanding and discussion of national and international issues. By organizing and underwriting lecture events featuring nationally-known experts, the group intends to further Cazenovia’s commitment to knowledge-seeking and community involvement.

Cynthia Sutton is volunteer publicist for Cazenovia Forum. The organization can be reached at lectureseries@cazenoviaforum.com.

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