Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Understanding the '08 Financial Crisis: 'New Iron Triangle' Analyzed at Washington College

Chestertown, MD — Dr. Kathryn Lavelle, Ellen and Dixon Long Associate Professor of World Affairs at Case Western Reserve University, will present "A New Iron Triangle? Congress, the Treasury and the Federal Reserve in the Financial Crisis of 2008" at Washington College's Casey Academic Center Forum on Wednesday, April 15, at 4:30 p.m. The lecture is presented by the Goldstein Program in Public Affairs.

Dr. Lavelle is currently a residential fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. She is writing a book that analyzes the relationship between the U.S. Congress, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. She recently served as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow, assigned to the staff of the House Committee on Financial Services for Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA).

Her first book, The Politics of Equity Finance in Emerging Markets (Oxford University Press, 2005), was praised by Foreign Affairs, which noted, "This book usefully recounts the recent evolution of equity markets in 16 emerging economies, [and] summarizes the nature and extent of privatization in many countries...."

Dr. Lavelle has published articles, book reviews and book chapters appearing in Perspectives on Politics, International Organization, Review of International Organizations, The Journal of Modern African Studies, Third World Quarterly, Review of International Political Economy, International Journal of Political Economy, International Studies Review and The Columbia Journal of World Business.

Washington College's Louis L. Goldstein Program in Public Affairs was established in 1990 to encourage students to enter public service by introducing them to exemplary leaders, both in and out of government. The Goldstein Program has hosted journalists, political activists, foreign policy analysts, diplomats, military commanders and government officials of both national and international stature.

The Goldstein Program sponsors lectures, symposia, visiting fellows, student participation in models and conferences, and other projects that bring students and faculty together with leaders experienced in developing public policy.

Admission to "A New Iron Triangle? Congress, the Treasury and the Federal Reserve in the Financial Crisis of 2008" is free and open to the public.

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