Former University professor and current Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke will make a brief return to academia this month, teaching a series of four lectures at George Washington University School of Business.
According to the Washington Post, his lectures will make up part of an undergraduate course called “Reflections on the Federal Reserve and Its Place in Today’s Economy.”
The lectures will center on the 2007 financial crisis, starting with the creation of the Fed and its subsequent role in American finance. The Fed website will broadcast his lectures live and will make them available afterward for those interested.
The first three lectures occurred on March 20, 22 and 27. The fourth is scheduled for Thursday at 12:45 p.m. and is titled “The Aftermath of the Crisis.”
Bernanke chaired the economics department at the University from 1996 to 2002, when he left to serve on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. In 2005, he officially resigned from his position at the University and took office as the 23rd chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, a position he held until assuming his current office as chairman of the Fed in 2006.