Event Detail

Special Luncheon Speaker: Amity Shlaes (Ended)

Can Too Much Government Power Make Today's Financial Crisis Worse?

Date, Time, and Location:
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
12:00 pm
The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL  60604   (Driving Directions)

Amity ShlaesWhile Americans have strong hope for Washington's new stimulus package, they are also concerned about the new environment of financial uncertainty that both the Bush and Obama administrations have generated. In this engaging talk, author Amity Shlaes takes us back to the 1930s and the factors that made a credit crunch and a recession, and, eventually, a Depression. Then, she will show why today's news is a cause for comfort -- or concern.

Amity Shlaes
Bloomberg News Columnist, Political Economist, Historian

Introduction by: Howard S. Cohen, CFA

Time, Date, and Location:
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The Standard Club
320 S. Plymouth Court
12:00 - 1:15 pm

Biography: Ms. Shlaes is a senior fellow in economic history at the Council on Foreign Relations and a syndicated columnist at Bloomberg. She has written for The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal, where she was an editorial board member, as well as numerous other prestigious publications. Her latest book, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, is part a of a three-part history of the Twentieth Century, and has been widely praised by prominent figures such as George F. Will, Harold Evans, Newt Gingrich, Arthur Levitt, Mark Helprin, Peggy Noonan and Paul Volcker. Paul Johnson raved: "Amity Shlaes, who has established herself as a leading historian of 20th Century finance, has now produced her eagerly awaited analysis of the Great Depression. It shows how inept government intervention turned a necessary market correction into an economic catastrophe and prolonged it into a decade of misery." Ms. Shlaes graduated magna cum laude from Yale and studied at the Free University in Berlin on a DAAD fellowship following college.

Please note: Copies of Ms. Shlaes' book, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, will be available for sale at the luncheon.

Eligible for 1 credit hour

This program qualifies for credit under the guidelines for the CFA Institute Continuing Education Program. Please click here if you would like more information.

11:30 AM - Registration
12:00 PM - Luncheon begins followed by the presentation

Business Casual

Chef's Choice (Fruit Plate available upon request)

Members - $60 (cash, check or credit card - NO FUNCTION TICKETS)
Student-Members - $30 (cash, check or credit card)
Note: This rate is only available to students who have been approved as a Student-Member of CFA Chicago.
Non-Members - $75 (cash, check or credit card)

A Passport Event This is a "Passport Program." Members of any local CFA society may attend at the CFA Chicago member rate. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the society member rate.

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Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, April 14. There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins.

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