Dialogue with the Fed: A New Public Discussion Series with Fed Experts


It’s been almost three years since the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, the AIG bailout and the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  Now, the U.S. is facing a new set of challenges, including the downgrade of the U.S. sovereign debt rating and a still-stagnant housing market.  Data and news reports can be confusing and even overwhelming.

If you are interested in understanding the important issues facing our economy and financial markets, please join the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for our new fall discussion series, “Dialogue with the Fed: Beyond Today’s Headlines.” 

St. Louis Fed experts will lead the public discussions on the financial crisis, the federal deficit and high unemployment rates.  Speakers will take questions from the audience after each presentation.  Complimentary, secure parking will be available in the Fed’s parking garage next to the Bank.

Sessions will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Gateway Conference Center inside the St. Louis Fed on the following dates: 

See a copy of Sept. 12's presentation on "Lessons Learned from the Financial Crisis," which was led by Julie Stackhouse, senior vice president, Banking Supervision and Regulation.  Video of the event coming soon.

Oct. 18 – William Emmons, assistant vice president and economist

Bill will address implications of the federal deficit.

Please note:  Due to high demand, we have reached capacity in the Gateway Conference Center Auditorium, and are now accepting registrations for seating in the Center's River Room, which is located right next to the Auditorium.  You can watch a live broadcast, ask questions and participate in interactive surveys. Registering for the River Room option automatically places you on the waiting list for the auditorium. 

Nov. 21 – Christopher Waller, senior vice president and director of research

Chris will discuss the ramifications of lingering high unemployment rates.


Registration is required to attend and to park in the Fed garage for each of the dialogues.  Seating is limited; make sure to register early.

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