Paul Volcker '49
Audience:Open to the Public, Tickets Required
Co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School and the School's Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance
The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs will host a public lecture with Paul A. Volcker ’49, former Federal Reserve chairman and founder of the Volcker Alliance, at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February, 7, 2014, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus. Tickets are required for entry into Dodds.*
Volcker served two terms as chairman of the Federal Reserve (1979-1987) under Presidents Carter and Reagan, where he is credited with bringing a high level of inflation to an end. On the heels of the 2007 financial crisis Volcker served as economic adviser to President Obama and chairman of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board, from February 2009 until January 2011. During this time he proposed changes in the law to prohibit proprietary speculative trading activity by banks or bank owned institutions for their own gain rather than for the benefit of the consumer. This became part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. In 2013, Volcker launched the Volcker Alliance to address ineffective public policies and distrust in government. As a nonpartisan, non-profit organization based in New York City, the Volcker Alliance aims to catalyze new thinking and action with respect to federal, state, and local government in the U.S. and abroad. Volcker was educated at Princeton, Harvard and the London School of Economics.
*Tickets will be available to all Princeton University students, faculty, and staff on a first-come, first-serve basis, beginning Monday, February 3, at 12 noon at the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office. Ticketing will continue from noon to 6 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, while supplies last.
Tickets for the general public will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, beginning Wednesday, February 5, at 12 noon at Frist Campus Center Ticket Office and will continue while supplies last from noon to 6 p.m., on Wednesday and Thursday, February 6.
For those unable to get a ticket, there will be a wait line outside of Dodds Auditorium on Friday, February 7, beginning at 4:00 p.m. This event will be simulcast in Bowl 016.