An Address by U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner: The Case for Enacting Financial Reform Now
About This Event

With the passage of the House bill and the release of Senate Banking Committee chairman Christopher Dodd’s proposed financial regulatory legislation, this AEI event is an opportunity to hear directly from the U.S. treasury secretary. Mr. Geithner outlined the importance of financial reform in restoring responsibility and accountability to the U.S. financial system.

3:45 p.m.

Arthur C. Brooks, AEI

4:35 Remarks: Timothy Geithner, U.S. Treasury Secretary
5:30 Adjournment
Event Contact Information
Jessica Browning
American Enterprise Institute
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Hampton Foushee
American Enterprise Institute
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Speaker biographies

Arthur C. Brooks became the president of AEI on January 1, 2009. Previously, he was Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government Policy at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and an AEI visiting scholar. Mr. Brooks is the author of Who Really Cares (2006), which examines American charitable giving; the widely acclaimed Gross National Happiness (2008); and a textbook on social entrepreneurship. His next book on the coming culture war in America over free enterprise will be published in 2010.

Timothy Geithner is the secretary of the United States Department of the Treasury. Before his nomination to the Treasury Department, Mr. Geithner served as the ninth president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In that capacity, he served as the vice chairman and a permanent member of the Federal Open Market Committee. Mr. Geithner first joined the Treasury Department in 1988 and worked in three administrations for five secretaries of the Treasury in various positions. He served as undersecretary of the Treasury for International Affairs from 1999 to 2001 under Treasury Secretaries Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers. From 2001 to 2003, he was director of the policy development and review department at the International Monetary Fund. Prior to this, Mr. Geithner worked for Kissinger Associates Inc.


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  • Arthur C. Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He is also the Beth and Ravenel Curry Scholar in Free Enterprise at AEI.

    Immediately before joining AEI, Brooks was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government at Syracuse University, where he taught economics and social entrepreneurship.

    Brooks is the author of 10 books and hundreds of articles on topics including the role of government, fairness, economic opportunity, happiness, and the morality of free enterprise. His latest book, “The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise” (2012) was a New York Times bestseller. Among his earlier books are “Gross National Happiness” (2008), “Social Entrepreneurship” (2008), and “Who Really Cares” (2006). Before pursuing his work in public policy, Brooks spent 12 years as a classical musician in the United States and Spain.

    Brooks is a frequent guest on national television and radio talk shows and has been published widely in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

    Brooks has a Ph.D. and an M.Phil. in policy analysis from RAND Graduate School. He also holds an M.A. in economics from Florida Atlantic University and a B.A. in economics from Thomas Edison State College.

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