WWS Calendar

Financial Market Regulation Series to Culminate with Joshua Bolten and Paul Volcker, December 6

Dec 6, 2010 (All day)
Robertson Hall
Arthur Lewis Auditorium
Open to the Public

Joshua Bolten '76, the John L. Weinberg/ Goldman Sachs & Co. Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School and former White House Chief of Staff, and Paul Volcker '49, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, will participate in a discussion titled, "A Conversation with Paul Volcker and Josh Bolten" at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 6, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. They will be joined by former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine, the John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs & Co. Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School. The discussion is the sixth and final lecture in the School's Financial Market Regulation series.

Bolten worked for eight years in the White House under President W. Bush, beginning in January 2001 as deputy chief of staff for policy. Upon confirmation by the U.S. Senate in June 2003, Bolten joined the President’s cabinet as director of the Office of Management and Budget. From April 2006 through January 2009 he served as White House chief of staff. For the two years prior to joining the White House, Bolten was policy director of George W. Bush’s presidential campaign. He also served as executive director, Legal & Governmental Affairs, for Goldman Sachs International in London. Bolten served all four years in George H.W. Bush administration as general counsel to the U.S. Trade Representative and as a chief international trade staffer to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. Bolten is also a board member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Paul Volcker served two terms as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board from 1979 to 1987 under presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. After working as an under secretary in the Treasury Department (1969-74) and as president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank (1975-79), he was appointed the chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in 1979. He pursued a restrictive monetary policy to combat inflation but was forced by a stagnant economy and high unemployment to support increased monetary growth during the mid-1980s. He is Professor Emeritus of International Economic Policy, Woodrow Wilson School and has been chairman of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board under President Barack Obama since 2009.

The Financial Market Regulation series is one of five thematic lecture series that includes Race and Public Policy; Intractable Conflicts; Implementing Healthcare Reform (co-sponsored with the School’s Center for Health and Wellbeing); and Changing Notions of State, Sovereignty, and Self-Determination (co-sponsored with The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination as part of its 10th anniversary). Each series features four to six lectures and/or panel discussions that convene noted scholars, diplomats, think tank, public policy and government officials to discuss pressing policy issues.

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