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Richard Ravitch
Former lieutenant Governor
Richard Ravitch

Will discuss his soon-to-be-released memoir, So Much To Do: A Full Life of Business, Politics, and Confronting Fiscal Crises (Public Affairs Press)

NYS Writers Institute, April 23, 2014
1:00 p.m. Discussion | Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government,
411 State Street, Albany

 

 

EVENT DETAILS:
So Much to doFormer New York State Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch will discuss his efforts to advance New York State Government through some of its most troubled times in a candid discussion with WCNY News & Public Affairs Director Susan Arbetter, Wednesday, April, 23rd from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 411 State Street, Albany.  The event is being held to draw attention to Ravitch’s soon-to-be-released memoir, So Much To Do: A Full Life of Business, Politics, and Confronting Fiscal Crises (Public Affairs Press).  The event is free and open to the public and parking is available.

According to the book’s publisher, “In six decades of public and private life, Richard Ravitch has earned a reputation for political savvy and business skill with a commitment to social responsibility.  His boundless energy and pragmatism made him especially valuable in dealing with the fiscal crises of the mid 1970s in New York City, and later as head of the Metropolitan Transit Authority.  Along the way, he developed a national reputation among his peers as a masterful problem solver with the capacity to unravel nearly any financial or political tangle.”

During the course of the hour-and-a-half program, Ravitch will discuss his dealings with the MTA and NYC fiscal crises and his selection as the number two man in New York State Government, under former Governor David Paterson.  In addition, as an incomparable student of government at the state and federal level, he will lay out his philosophy for how New York and the nation should deal with its challenges going forward.

“We are honored to have our former Senior Fellow and good friend Dick Ravitch sharing his insights on the workings of government here at the Rockefeller Institute, this as part of the kick-off of the sale of his memoirs.  Each and every time that Dick is here, he teaches us something essential about how government needs to work.  As before, we look forward to this latest installment of wisdom,” stated Thomas Gais, director of the Rockefeller Institute.

Due to Ravitch’s popularity in Albany, the event is expected to fill fast and books will be available for sale and signing at the conclusion of the event.  To RSVP, please contact Michele Charbonneau at the Rockefeller Institute at (518) 443-5258 or by e-mail at michele.charbonneau@rockinst.suny.edu.