Former McCain adviser to speak on tax reform March 12


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Posted Online: March 08, 2013, 11:46 am
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Press release submitted by Keri Rursch, Augustana College

Rock Island, Ill. – On Tuesday, March 12, at 4:30 p.m., Dr. Ike Brannon, an Augustana alumnus, will present a lecture at the Augustana College Center (3750 7th Ave.), in the boardroom. The lecture, titled "How tax reform would benefit the Quad Cities," is sponsored by Augustana's Political Science Department, and it is free and open to the public.

Dr. Brannon is senior fellow and director of research at R Street, a think tank in Washington D.C. He is a director of the consulting firm Capital Policy Analytics and the head of the Savings and Retirement Forum. Dr. Brannon served for nearly a decade in government and was a senior adviser to John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. He is currently affiliated with the George W. Bush Institute.

He earned a bachelor's degree in math, Spanish and economics from Augustana in 1987, and he holds a doctorate in economics from Indiana University.

For more information, please contact Keri Rursch, director of public relations, at (309) 794-7721 or kerirursch@augustana.edu.

About Augustana: Founded in 1860, Augustana College is a selective four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences. Augustana is recognized for the innovative program Augie Choice, which provides each student up to $2,000 to pursue a high-impact learning experience such as study abroad, an internship or research with a professor. Current students and alumni include 141 Academic All-Americans, a Nobel laureate, 12 college presidents and other distinguished leaders. The college enrolls 2,500 students and is located along one of the world's most important waterways, the Mississippi River, in a community that reflects the diversity of the United States.

















 



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