Diane Lim Rogers, Chief Economist for the Concord Coalition—Is the U.S. about to plunge off a fiscal cliff? What are the causes and consequences of our nation’s enormous deficit and debt problems, and what will it take to fix them? Are there key questions we should be asking our presidential candidates? Having worked on Capitol Hill as a chief economist for key congressional committees, Diane Lim Rogers has an important perspective on the challenges facing our nation. She was a senior economist on the staff of the Council of Economic Advisors during the last year of the Clinton administration and the first 100 days of the Bush administration. Rogers joined the Concord Coalition as the organization’s first chief economist in 2008. In her role, she helps the grassroots, non-partisan organization advocate for long-term, responsible fiscal policy. She also writes the blog, economistmom.com. 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., Marquette Law School, Eckstein Hall.