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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to Lecture at Morehouse

Economics students ask questions of the chairman

ATLANTA-April 8, 2009 ⎯ Bank mergers, mortgage crises, stimulus packages and consumer confidence. These are all topics up for discussion when Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke comes to Morehouse on Tuesday, April 14 at 1:30 p.m.

The chairman is expected to answer the questions you’ve always wanted to know the answers to – asked by students in the Morehouse College Division of Business Administration and Economics. Students have been studying every aspect of the economy and the failing banking system for months. Now, they will have a chance to ask the tough questions of the nation’s chief financial policymaker.

Bernanke will deliver a lecture and engage a panel of Economics students about current economic issues.

Who: Ben Bernanke, Chairman, Federal Reserve Board

When: Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Leadership Center Auditorium (campus of Morehouse College)

(Media are encouraged to cover the event, but there will not be a separate event for media questions.)

Bernanke has served as chairman and a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System since February 2006. He also serves as chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, the System's principal monetary policymaking body. He was appointed as a member of the Board to a full 14-year term, which expires in January 2020. His four-year term as chairman expires in 2010.

Before his appointment as Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Bernanke was Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 2005 to 2006.

Bernanke has already served the Federal Reserve System in several roles. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 2002 to 2005; a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of Philadelphia (1987-89), Boston (1989-90), and New York (1990-91, 1994-96); and a member of the Academic Advisory Panel at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (1990-2002).

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Prominent alumni include Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Peace Prize winner and civil and human rights non-violent leader; Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General and director of the National Center for Primary Care of Morehouse School of Medicine; Shelton “Spike” Lee, filmmaker and president of 40 Acres & A Mule Productions; Samuel L. Jackson, Academy Award-nominated actor; Maynard H. Jackson, founder of Jackson Securities and the first African American mayor of Atlanta; and Nima A. Warfield, the first African American Rhodes Scholar from a HBCU.

Posted by edurham at April 9, 2009 04:07 PM

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