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Former Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner Visits MLaw

April 19, 2013

Former Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner visited the University of Michigan Law School April 18, for an off-the-record conversation with Michigan faculty and students from across the University.

In a roundtable moderated by the Law School’s Prof. Michael Barr, and attended by Dean Susan Collins of the Ford School of Public Policy, Dean Alison Davis-Blake of the Ross School of Business, and Provost-designate Martha Pollack, Secretary Geithner fielded questions on a wide range of topics in economic and financial policy.

Secretary Geithner is conducting a series of university seminars on financial crises. The focus of these seminars is on advancing academic research on the causes of financial crises, crisis prevention, and crisis response. The seminars are being held at Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northwestern, Princeton, and the University of Michigan, among other universities.

Secretary Geithner's visit is part of ongoing University-wide work, being led by Prof. Barr and professors Dana Muir and Gretchen Spreitzer of the Ross School of Business, to establish a University-wide Center on Finance, Law and Policy. The Geithner roundtable will help to lay the foundation for a Convening on May 14, bringing together scholars from across the University. The Convening will be used to highlight opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration on financial issues and to help develop a research, policy and practice agenda for the Center in coming years.

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