Category Archives: Lecture and Symposia Series

First Kaufman Series Event 2010- David Walker

Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s first Kaufman Lecture and Symposia Series event on Tuesday evening. David Walker, former Comptroller General of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office from 1998 to 2008 and current chairman of the United Nations Independent Audit Advisory Committee (see full bio here), spoke to a packed room about the current state and future of the United States and our economy. Promoting his new book, Comeback America, Walker touched on issues of fiscal responsibility, the necessity of policy and operational reforms in government, problems concerning US spending habits and values and the deficit of leadership in government, among other topics. Although Walker painted a somewhat grim picture with his statistics and forecasts, he says his book is about solutions. Signed copies of Comeback America are now available in the Museum Shop. If you would like to hear David Walker’s full speech, it is now available on the MoAF website or there is a short clip of it below.