Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Hyatt at the Bellevue 200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States

From the harrowing weekend in 2008 when Lehman Brothers went bankrupt, to the searing crucible of the AIG bonuses controversy and the bracing fight for sweeping financial reforms,former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner faced a series of hard choices and politically unpalatable decisions during his tenures at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and at the Treasury.  From boom to bust to rescue to recovery, Secretary Geithner helped the United States navigate the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression – as well as the lingering aftershocks of the crisis, including high unemployment, fiscal battles, and Europe’s repeated flirtations with the economic abyss. In his new book, Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises, Secretary Geithner relates his thoughts and experiences and examines the tensions between politics and policy that have come to dominate discussions of the U.S. economy.

Join the conversation with former Secretary Geithner and Liaquat Ahamed, economic historian and the Pulitzer Prize-winning author ofLords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World.

Each paid ticketholder in attendance will receive a signed copy ofStress Test.

Event Type: 
Science and Technology
Global Region: 
American (United States)