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Wall Street Journal’s David Wessel Speaks April 30 at Gonzaga’s 23rd Economics Symposium

Posted on April 11, 2013 in: Academics, Alumni, Events, Lectures, Spotlight, Students
David Wessel, economics editor for The Wall Street Journal. Photo by Jay Mallin. © 2009 Jay Mallin.  All rights reserved.

David Wessel, economics editor for The Wall Street Journal. Photo by Jay Mallin. © 2009 Jay Mallin.

SPOKANE, Wash. – David Wessel, economics editor for The Wall Street Journal, will discuss “The U.S. Economy and the Budget: Facing a Cliff or a Mountain?” at the 23rd Economics Symposium and Luncheon at Gonzaga University’s McCarthey Athletic Center from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, April 30.

Tickets for the event, hosted by the Gonzaga University School of Business Administration, its Dean’s office and the Economics Symposium Steering Committee, are $100 each or $800 for a table of eight* and include lunch. Tickets can be purchased online through the School of Business events website [], click the link for “Economics Symposium.” A networking social from 11-11:45 a.m. precedes the lecture.

Wessel oversees The Wall Street Journal’s coverage of the Federal Reserve, the macro economy, global trade and economic trends. He appears frequently on National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting Service TV station WETA’s “Washington Week,” which airs in the Washington, D.C.-area. Wessel has shared two Pulitzer Prizes, one for The Boston Globe stories in 1983 on the persistence of racism in Boston and the other for 2002 stories in The Wall Street Journal on corporate wrong-doing. In addition, he has written the nonfiction best-sellers “Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget” (2012) and “In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke’s War on the Great Panic” (2009).

The symposium provides the opportunity to network with individuals and organizations engaged in the future of the U.S. economy, and a chance to listen to a frontrunner in economic authorship.

Table of Eight Includes: Table signage identifying the firm or individual sponsor’s name, logos and names projected on the megatron screens throughout the networking social and prior to the keynote speech, sponsor listing in printed program, preferential seating at the symposium and the sponsor and a guest (two guests from the firm or individual sponsor) will be invited to join Wessel and selected students for a late-afternoon (approximately 4-6 p.m.) dialogue on campus on April 30 with details forthcoming in a special invitation.

Check-In and Parking: Check-in at the southeast entrance of McCarthey Athletic Center. Guests should check in under the company or sponsor name of the table. Attendees may park in the Green lots south of McCarthey or in the South Trent Parking Lot. Click the following link to view a campus map. For more information contact AJ Hawk  at (509) 313-7036 or via e-mail.

For additional questions or information please contact AJ Hawk  at (509) 313-7036 or via e-mail [].

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