Timothy F. Geithner
Reflections on Financial Crises
in conversation with DAVID GERGEN
$35 tickets on sale now
Tickets include one admission and one signed copy of Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises
Tickets may still be purchased at the door of the event starting at about 6:15pm.
This event includes a book signing
May 27, 2014
7:00 PM ET
First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
$35.00 - On Sale Now
Harvard Book Store welcomes TIMOTHY F. GEITHNER, the seventy-fifth secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and Harvard Kennedy School's David Gergen for a discussion of Secretary Geithner's first book, Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises.
In Stress Test, Secretary Geithner provides an illuminating, candid, and definitive account of the unprecedented effort to save the U.S. economy from collapse in the wake of the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression. Drawing upon his unique perspective and experience, Geithner takes readers behind the scenes during the darkest moments of the crisis. Swift, decisive, and creative action was required to avert disaster, but policy makers faced a fog of uncertainty, with no good options and the risk of catastrophic outcomes.
Stress Test explains in accessible and forthright terms the most controversial and politically unpalatable decisions of Geithner’s tenures at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and at the Treasury, including the harrowing weekend Lehman Brothers went bankrupt; the searing crucible of the AIG bonuses controversy; the development of his widely criticized but ultimately successful plan in early 2009 to end the crisis; the bracing fight for the most sweeping financial reforms in seventy years; and the lingering aftershocks of the crisis, including high unemployment, the fiscal battles, and Europe’s repeated flirtations with the economic abyss.
Geithner also shares his personal and professional recollections of key players such as President Obama, Ben Bernanke, Hank Paulson, and Larry Summers, among others, and examines the tensions between politics and policy that have come to dominate discussions of the U.S. economy.
In Stress Test, Geithner draws upon nearly three decades of public service to share lessons in the craft of crisis response to help guide policy makers and the public alike during future financial crises.
“Stress Test is an absolutely compelling account of the financial crisis, written in a clear, graceful style with striking honesty at every step along the way. Timothy Geithner brings a complex story to life with telling anecdotes and personal reflections.” —Doris Kearns Goodwin
Please note: This event will not include a public signing, but ticket holders will each receive a pre-signed copy of Stress Test. (Signature is included as a tip-in, bound into the book.)
Online ticket sales have now ended. Tickets are still available at Harvard Book Store and over the phone at 617-661-1515 until 5pm. Remaining tickets will be on sale at the door of the First Parish Church when we open doors at about 6:30.
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Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes
As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand called Crimson Corner. Turn right and proceed north along Mass. Ave. going toward the Cambridge Common. You will pass the Harvard Coop, Bank of America, and CVS. The First Parish Church is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Church St. Please enter through the front door of the church.
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