Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, who led the bipartisan deficit commission, will speak at Duke University on Jan. 18.
The event, "Decision Time: Bowles, Simpson and the Federal Budget," is part of Duke's Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture series. The talk, at Page Auditorium, is free to the public but tickets are required. Go to tickets.duke.edu or call 684-4444.
Expect some frank talk by Bowles and Simpson, whose recommendations on budget reforms and deficit reduction did not gain traction in Congress. Subsequently, Congress' own super committee failed to reach agreement.
Bowles, of course, is former White House chief of staff and former UNC system president. Simpson is a former U.S. senator from Wyoming.