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After serving as chair of the Federal Reserve in 2006–just before 2007’s housing bubble burst and subsequent Great Recession–Ben Bernanke has released a tell-all memoir The Courage to Act. More than just a personal journal of this crisis, Bernanke’s book gives insight into policy decisions made by two presidents and two Treasury secretaries that, in his opinion, were crucial to stabilizing the economy and preventing further catastrophe. In conversation with former Washington State Governor, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and most recently America’s envoy to China Gary Locke, Bernanke will share wisdom he gained during this time–including what it means to respond quickly and efficiently under great pressure–and explore the real meaning of courage.
Signing and Q&A note: Please note there will be no book signing following the program. All books will be pre-signed. Audience members will submit questions on index cards.
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Presented by: Town Hall, University Book Store, and Seattle University, as part of the Civics series. Special sponsorship provided by Brighton Jones LLC.
Series supported by:
and the True-Brown Foundation.