Please join us for this free teacher workshop.
Continental breakfast and lunch are included.
On Tuesday, August 7, as part of its Global Education Forum, the Bank will provide an all-day seminar on the topic of financial literacy and its role in economic growth. Hear from Fed economists who have done research in Haiti, Uganda, Mexico and Zimbabwe. Learn how to apply this research to the classroom setting.
This seminar will culminate with a special feature. The forum will end with a videoconference featuring Chairman Bernanke addressing teachers from across the country. Hear the Chairman's remarks regarding the critical need for personal finance education in light of "The Great Recession." The Chairman will also answer questions from teachers.
|9:30 a.m.||Continental Breakfast|
|9:50||Introduction to Videoconference Segment|
|10:00||Developmental Economics: Can We Learn from Uganda?
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
|11:00||The Difference between Relief and Development Efforts: A Look at Haiti
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
|12:45 p.m.||What Can We Learn from Fighting Poverty in Developing and Developed Countries?
Gene Edwards Professor of Finance
West Texas A&M University
Introduction to Town Hall Video Conference
|2:30||Ben Bernanke Would Like to Have a Word with You—Conversation with the Chairman: Teacher Town Hall
Ben S. Bernanke, Chairman
Board of Governors
Federal Reserve System