Kellogg to host panel with former Obama administration officials


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Kellogg School of Management’s Global Hub, 2211 Campus Drive. The event will be held in the Global Hub on Feb. 20.

Allie Goulding, Assistant Campus Editor

Kellogg School of Management will host a panel with former officials from former President Barack Obama’s administration to discuss the forces shaping the nation’s executive branch, according to a Monday news release.

The panel will include Obama’s deputy assistant Roy. L. Austin, former Vice President Joe Biden’s director for domestic and economic policy Don Graves and Biden’s director for legislative affairs Tonya Williams. Alumna Dorothy Tucker (Communication ’77) will moderate the panel.

Kellogg Prof. Ben Harris, who served as the chief economist and the economic advisor to Biden, helped coordinate the event.

“The panelists’ collective expertise will foster an insightful conversation on a host of topics relating to social and economic policy, with a particular emphasis on issues facing the black community,” Harris said in the release.

The panel is part of NU’s Black History Month observance and is co-sponsored by the Black Management Association, the Public Policy Club and the Kellogg Public-Private Initiative, according to the release.

“By bringing top policy officials to Kellogg, we are helping to introduce tomorrow’s business leaders to the inter-workings of government which will prove critical to their future performance in business,” Harris said in the release.

The event — which is open to students, faculty and staff — will take place Feb. 20 in White Auditorium in the Kellogg Global Hub.

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