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Are You a Budget Hero? OHIO University Students to Play Popular Online Budget Game

October 11, 2012 // 3:30pm5:30pm

Public opinion polls consistently show Americans ranking the federal budget deficit as one of the most important issues in the coming election. But amid today’s partisan rancor, where can Americans go for unbiased information on the policies proposed for addressing growing public debt? How can you see first-hand the trade-offs inherent in putting together the federal budget?

On October 11, students at OHIO University will see how long it takes their budgets to go bust when they play and discuss the “serious game” Budget Hero: Election Edition. Created by the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Serious Games Initiative with data from the Congressional Budget Office and a wide variety of other vetted sources, the online game serves as a nonpartisan tool for engaging the American public in the debate over our federal budget. Participants will be playing the new Election Edition of the game, which includes the policy proposals of President Obama and Governor Romney as well as dozens of new policy options.

 
Event Speakers List: 
  • Diane Tucker // Serious Games Initiative
  • Professor and Director of Environmental Studies, Ohio University; Former ECSP Director
  • Professor and Director, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University
  • Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Ohio University
  • Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Ohio University
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  • David Rejeski // Director, Science and Technology Innovation Program; Interim Director, Commons Lab
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  • Eleonore Pauwels // Program Associate/Researcher, Science and Technology Innovation Program
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  • Elizabeth Tyson // New Projects/Technology Scout, Science and Technology Innovation Program
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