Martin Gruenberg '75, acting chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Board of Directors, presented a public talk on November 28, 2011, titled, "The FDIC's Response to the Financial Crisis," as part of the Wilson School’s “Economic Recovery: Perils, Politics and Possibilities” thematic lecture series. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency created by the Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system by insuring deposits, examining and supervising financial institutions for safety and soundness and consumer protection, and managing receiverships. Alan Blinder '67, the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, moderated the discussion.