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Rudman Center Inaugural Conference

April 22, 2013
The Federal Budget and the Law: Finding a Way Forward


Public Launch of UNH Law's Rudman Center Draws High-Profile Guests
UNH Law's Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy opened with fanfare on April 21-22 as state and national leaders converged to remember the late Senator Rudman and debate political challenges accompanying the nation's fiscal crisis. Read more...

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The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy - The first class of UNH Law Rudman Center Summer Fellows met Senators Bob Kerrey, Kelly Ayotte, John McCain, and Phil Gramm at the inaugural Rudman Center conference.

 

The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy - Sen. Olympia Snowe was presented with the inaugural Warren B. Rudman award.

 

The first class of UNH Law Rudman Center Summer Fellows met Senators Bob Kerrey, Kelly Ayotte, John McCain, and Phil Gramm at the inaugural Rudman Center conference.

 

Sen. Olympia Snowe was presented with the inaugural Warren B. Rudman award.

 

The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy - Dean John Broderick with Senator Olympia Snowe and her husband, former Maine governor Jack McKernan.

 

The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy - Sen. Jeanne Shaheen provided her perspective on the life and career of Warren Rudman.

 

Dean John Broderick with Senator Olympia Snowe and her husband, former Maine governor Jack McKernan.

 

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen provided her perspective on the life and career of Warren Rudman.

 

The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy - Ari Shapiro, NPR's White House Correspondent, presided as master of ceremonies at the kickoff dinner and moderated the conference panels.

 

The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy - Sen. John McCain appeared on the panel.

 

Ari Shapiro, NPR's White House Correspondent, presided as master of ceremonies at the kickoff dinner and moderated the conference panels.

 

Sen. John McCain appeared on the panel "Current Realities and Political Challenges." He also provided a moving tribute to Warren Rudman at the kickoff dinner.

 

The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy - The conference's first panel

 

The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy - Sen. Pete Domenici appeared on the second panel

 

The conference's first panel, "Current Realities and Political Challenges," featured Senators Ayotte, McCain, Gramm, and Kerrey, as well as Alice Rivlin, the former director of the OMB. Ari Shapiro, NPR's White House Correspondent, moderated.

 

Sen. Pete Domenici appeared on the second panel, "Tough Choices and Possible Solutions." Bill Hoagland, of the Bipartisan Policy Center, and Alice Rivlin look on.

 

The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy - Sen. Phil Gramm speaking as Alice Rivlin and Sen. Bob Kerrey listen.

 

The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy - Pete Peterson, former Commerce Secretary and founder of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, spoke at the luncheon and was thanked by Dean Broderick for the Peterson Foundation's generous sponsorship of the conference.

 

Sen. Phil Gramm speaking as Alice Rivlin and Sen. Bob Kerrey listen.

 

Pete Peterson, former Commerce Secretary and founder of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, spoke at the luncheon and was thanked by Dean Broderick for the Peterson Foundation's generous sponsorship of the conference.

 

 

Event photos by Perry Smith

April 22, 2013
8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
The Warren B. Rudman Center at UNH School of Law

Concord, NH
 

The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy at UNH Law presents its inaugural conference on leadership and fiscal responsibility:

Senator Rudman sought to govern in the country’s best interests, and his legacy of advancing sound public policy and generationally responsible fiscal policy are the themes at the center of this conference.

The conference will focus on our nation’s current fiscal challenges and how through bipartisan cooperation and political leadership from our elected leaders we can find solutions. The topics will include a review of recent developments with the current budget situation, the debt ceiling and future spending and tax policy. Additionally, speakers will discuss the longer-term budget challenges and the political choices that need to be made to find bipartisan reform plans.


Moderator:
Ari Shapiro, White House Correspondent, National Public Radio

Panel, “Current Realities and Political Challenges”:
U.S. Senators John McCain and Kelly Ayotte and former Senators Bob Kerrey and Phil Gramm.

Panel, “Tough Choices and Possible Solutions”:
Former Senator Pete Domenici; noted economist and national budget expert Alice Rivlin; former staff director of the Senate Budget Committee G. William Hoagland; and Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby.

Speakers:
The Hon. David Walker, former Comptroller General of the U.S.

Pete Peterson, Founder of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce

The Hon. Olympia Snowe, former U.S. Senator

 

Questions: contact rudman.center@law.unh.edu.

 

The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy - The Peter G. Peterson Foundation, a generous sponsor of this conference.
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is the generous sponsor of this conference.

This conference is co-hosted by The Warren B. Rudman Center at UNH School of Law, The Concord Coalition, and New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR).

 

The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy - UNH Law, Social Justice, Top Ranked in (IP)

 

The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy - The Concord Coalition

 

The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy - NHPR, New Hampshire Public Radio