Paul Volcker, former head of Federal Reserve will present the Assembly Series lecture on Sept. 24

Paul A. Volcker, a former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, will deliver the Assembly Series lecture at Washington University. The talk will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24 in Graham Chapel, located just north of Mallinckrodt Center (6445 Forsyth Blvd.) on the Washington University campus. Assembly Series lectures are free and open to the public. Volcker’s talk is also the John M. Olin School of Business’ Sesquicentennial lecture.

From 1979-1987, Volcker served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. His impressive career in public service spans five presidents. After serving for almost three decades as a public servant, Volcker currently acts as a director of or consultant to a number of corporations and non-profit organizations.

Volcker graduated from Princeton University in 1949 and earned his master’s degree in political economy and government at the Harvard Graduate School of Public Administration in 1951. He was a post-graduate student at the London School of Economics and holds a number of honorary degrees. Currently, he chairs the International Accounting Standards Committee, overseeing a renewed effort to develop consistent, high-quality standards acceptable in all countries.

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