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Global Perspectives with Lael Brainard

October 12, 2021 Virtual

On October 12, Robert S. Kaplan, president and CEO of the Dallas Fed, will discuss national and global economic issues with Lael Brainard, member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.


  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021
    5–6 p.m.


  • Virtual


  • Register online.
  • Agenda

    October 12, 2021

    5:00 p.m.



    Mark A. Wynne
    Director, Globalization Institute
    Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

    5:05 p.m.

    Moderated Conversation


    Robert S. Kaplan
    President and CEO
    Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

    Lael Brainard
    Federal Reserve Board of Governors

    5:30 p.m.

    Audience Q&A

    6:00 p.m.


    About Lael Brainard

    Brainard took office as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on June 16, 2014, to fill an unexpired term ending January 31, 2026.

    Prior to her appointment to the Board, Brainard served as undersecretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 2010 to 2013 and counselor to the secretary of the Treasury in 2009. During this time, she was the U.S. representative to the G-20 finance deputies and G-7 deputies and was a member of the Financial Stability Board. She received the Alexander Hamilton Award for her service.

    From 2001 to 2008, Brainard was vice president and founding director of the Global Economy and Development Program and held the Bernard L. Schwartz Chair at the Brookings Institution, where she built a new research program to address global economic challenges.

    Brainard served as the deputy national economic adviser and deputy assistant to President Clinton. She also served as President Clinton's personal representative to the G-7/G-8.

    From 1990 to 1996, Brainard was assistant and associate professor of applied economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management. She has published numerous articles on economics and is the editor or co-editor of several books.

    Previously, Brainard worked in management consulting at McKinsey & Co.

    She received a BA with university honors from Wesleyan University in 1983. She received an MS and a PhD in economics in 1989 from Harvard University, where she was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship. She is also a White House Fellowship recipient.

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