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Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, Donald Kohn

Donald Kohn

Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, Donald Kohn, to Commence 2009-2010 Distinguished Lecture Series

Talk to focus on Federal Reserve’s policy challenges

11/10/2009 - Donald Kohn will be the first speaker in the second annual Kellogg Distinguished Lecture Series, which features preeminent thought leaders from the worlds of academia, journalism and business. Vice Chairman Kohn will be giving an address entitled “Federal Reserve Policy Challenges.” The talk is co-sponsored by the Kellogg School’s Office of the Dean and Northwestern University’s Center for International Economics and Development, which is housed by the Department of Economics.

Donald Kohn has played a central role in shaping the Federal Reserve’s response to the current financial crisis. He is the chairman of the committee on the global financial system, a central bank panel that monitors and examines broad issues to financial markets and systems. Kohn has written extensively on issues related to monetary policy and its implementation by the Federal Reserve. He received a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan.

Monday, November16, 2009
5:15 – 6:15 p.m., including a 45-minute lecture followed by 15-minute Q&A

Owen L. Coon Forum/Donald P. Jacobs Center
2001 Sheridan Road
Evanston, Ill. 60208
*Event is open to media by request only.

To learn more about the Kellogg Distinguished Lecture Series, or to obtain a press pass for this event, please contact Meg Washburn at 773-848-4461 or, or Betsy Berger at 847-577-6063 or