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Economist Freund, journalist Gergen will speak at Congress of Cities.

William Freund, a nationally-known economist who served as senior vice president and chief economist of the New York Stock Exchange for 18 years, will be the keynote speaker at the Opening General Session on Sunday, Novermber 19.

Freund replaces Harvard Economist Robert B. Reich who notified NLC last week that he would be unable to address the delegates because of responsibilities associated with his recent appointment as chief economist for the Clinton transition team.

Freund has an endowed chair as the New York Stock Exchange Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of Business at Pace University in New York City and is chairman of the department of economics and international business. He is an author and regular contributor on economic issues to the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

Freund will be discussing the current state of the economy, and President-elect Clinton's strategies for economic recovery.

David Gergen, political commentator, editor-at-large for U.S. News and World Report, and a former communications director and speech writer for three presidents, will be the keynote speaker at the Delegates' Luncheon on Tuesday, December 1.

For the past five years, Gergen has teamed up on Friday nights with columnist Mark Shields to analyze political events of the week for the MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour on public television. Before becoming a journalist, Gergen held communications and speech writing positions in the White House under President Nixon, Ford, and Reagan.

He will provide a perspective on the changing leadership in Washington and expectations from the Clinton administration.
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Title Annotation:William Freund, David Gergen
Author:Becker, Christine
Publication:Nation's Cities Weekly
Date:Nov 23, 1992
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