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Robert Greenstein to Speak at Yale Law School

Robert Greenstein, executive director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, will speak to the Yale Law School community on Thursday, Nov. 30. His topic will be “The New Congress: Hard Budget Choices, New Policy Directions.” The talk will be held in Room 129 from 4-5 p.m.

J.L. Pottenger, Jr., ’75, Nathan Baker Clinical Professor of Law and Supervising Attorney at Yale Law School, will host the talk.  Pottenger oversees the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization’s Legislative Advocacy Clinic. Megan Ceronsky ’07, president of the Yale chapter of the American Constitution Society, will co-host. 

Robert Greenstein is founder and executive director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He is considered an expert on the federal budget and in particular, the impact of tax and budget proposals on low-income people. Greenstein has written numerous reports, analyses, op-ed pieces, and magazine articles on poverty-related issues. He appears on national television news and public affairs programs and is frequently asked to testify on Capitol Hill. In 1996, Greenstein was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. The MacArthur Foundation cited Greenstein for making "the Center a model for a non-partisan research and policy organization." In 1994, he was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform. Prior to founding the Center, Greenstein was Administrator of the Food and Nutrition Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where he directed the agency that operates the federal food assistance programs, with a staff of 2,500 and a budget of $15 billion.

Yale Law School graduates currently working at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities include: Zoë Neuberger '99, Martha Coven '01, Jason Levitis '05, Allison Orris '02, and Sarah deLone '91.