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Global Economic Forum

June 20, 2016 San Antonio

This annual event at the San Antonio Branch examined a variety of issues from a global perspective in the context of the classroom. The second day of the conference featured a videoconference with speakers from across the Federal Reserve System.

Date and Location

  • June 20–21 | 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
    San Antonio Branch
    402 Dwyer Ave.
    San Antonio, TX 78204

Professional Development Credit

  • 12 hours

Agenda

Monday, June 20

8 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Welcome
Blake Hastings
Senior Vice President
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, San Antonio Branch

9 a.m.

Microfinance: from Third World to First World
Janie Barrera
President and CEO
LiftFund

10 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m.

Las Colonias in the 21st Century
Jordana Barton

Senior Advisor, Community Development
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, San Antonio Branch

11:15 a.m.

Global Demographic Trends
Ed Skelton

Business Economist and Manager
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

12:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:15 p.m. Fair Trade and Nativa
Tressa Castro

Owner and Founder
Nativa
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Debating Trade in an Election Year
Alejandro Velez

Professor Emeritus
St. Mary’s University
3:30 p.m. Wrap-up
4 p.m. Adjourn
Tuesday, June 21

8 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m.

Financial Technology
Michael Perez
Financial Industry Analyst
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

9:15 a.m.

Videoconference Introduction
Princeton Williams

Director of Economic Education
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

9:30 a.m.

An Inquiry Project Incorporating All of the Social Studies
James Moore

Associate Professor of Social Studies
Cleveland State University

10:15 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m.

Cuba at a Crossroads
Stephen Kay

Center Director, Americas Center
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

11:15 a.m.

Federal Reserve Resources on Globalization
Princeton Williams

Director of Economic Education
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Noon

Lunch

1 p.m. The Economics of Integration
David Wiczer

Economist
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

1:45 a.m.

Break

2 p.m. Global Capital Flows
Nicholas Sly

Senior Economist
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
3 p.m. Taking the Content to the Classroom
Princeton Williams
4 p.m. Adjourn
Contact Information
For more information, contact Sharon Wallace at 214-922-5276 or sharon.wallace@dal.frb.org.