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Roslien Lecture: Neel Kashkari: Pandemic Economics

  • Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: CFL Main Hall

Neel Kashkari 

The President of the Federal Reserve in Minneapolis will be on campus to deliver the Roslien Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the CFL Main Hall. This is a rare opportunity to hear directly from a high-level policy maker about the pandemic's effect on supply chain, the job market, inflation and more. Renowned epidemiologist and former Covid advisor to President Biden, Dr. Michael Osterholm will host the Q&A. 

Neel Kashkari has been president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis since Jan. 1, 2016. He serves on the Federal Open Market Committee, bringing the Ninth Federal Reserve District’s perspective to monetary policy discussions in Washington, D.C. In addition to those responsibilities, Neel oversees Minneapolis Fed operations and leads its many initiatives. Among them, he was instrumental in establishing the Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute, whose mission is to ensure that world-class research helps to improve the economic well-being of all Americans. Most recently, he has joined with retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page to propose amending Minnesota’s constitution to make quality public education a fundamental right. This effort supports the Fed’s mandate to achieve maximum employment, with education being a key to obtaining a good job. Under Neel’s leadership, the Minneapolis Fed also released an action plan on “Ending Too Big to Fail,” which calls for tighter bank regulations to avoid future taxpayer bailouts of large financial institutions. Neel earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois. He became an aerospace engineer, developing technology for NASA missions. Eventually turning to finance and public policy, he earned his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, joined Goldman Sachs, and served in several senior positions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, including overseeing the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, during the financial crisis. He lives with his wife, Christine, children, Uly and Tecumseh, and Newfoundland dog Webster in Orono, Minnesota.

Open to the public. All are welcome.

Watch via livestream here.

Questions? Contact Victoria Christman, 563-387-1048