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Lisa Mensah Moderates Panel on Future of Social Insurance

June 20, 2012  • Institute Contributor

On June 20, 2012, the National Academy of Social Insurance hosted a policy seminar, “Medicare and Social Security for the Baby Boomers and Boom-lets: Unpacking Assumptions about our Shared Future,” in conjunction with NASI’s 2012 Robert M. Ball Award Reception. The seminar featured two panel discussions that examined broadly the future of the social insurance system and innovative ways to strengthen Social Security for next generations.

Lisa Mensah, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute’s Initiative on Financial Security (Aspen IFS), moderated a panel on “Sustaining a Shared Future on Social Insurance.” The discussion featured a presentation by Robert Solow, Institute Professor Emeritus of Economics at MIT and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, followed by responses from Stephen Goss, Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration; Michael Graetz, Columbia Alumni Professor of Tax Law and Wilbur H. Friedman Professor of Tax Law and Columbia Law School; Jacob Hacker, Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies and Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science and Yale University; and Debra Whitman, Executive Vice President for Policy, Strategy, and International Affairs at AARP.