College sets forum on national debt
CHESTERTOWN — Washington College will host a forum Monday, Nov. 14, to focus on the national debt and its long- term effects on the economy.
Guest speakers will be Jeffrey M. Lacker, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and Brian Rogers, chairman and chief information officer of T. Rowe Price. Rick Santelli of CNBC will moderate the discussion.
College President Sheila Bair, former chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., has invited the three to highlight the issue in the George Washington Leadership Series. The talk will start at 5 p. m. in Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts. It will be followed by a reception in the center’s Underwood Lobby. The forum is free and open to the public.
The discussion — “Our Fiscal Health: How National Debt Could Impact the Future for America’s Youth” — will follow an afternoon session in which students in business, political science and economics classes will be able to talk one- on- one with the three guests about the national debt and how it will affect their lives.
As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Lacker serves on the federal open market committee, which conducts monetary policy for the Federal Reserve. Prior to his appointment, he was a senior vice president and the director of research for the Richmond Fed, a position he assumed in 1999. Lacker joined the bank in 1989 as an economist. He was named a research officer in 1994 and was promoted to vice president in 1996.
As chairman of the board and CIO of T. Rowe Price Group Inc., Rogers serves on the equity, fixed income and international steering committees, as well as the asset allocation committee. He is the former portfolio manager for the company’s equity income strategy and previously managed the U. S. largecap value strategy. Before joining the firm in 1982, Rogers was employed by Bankers Trust Co.
An on- air editor at CNBC since 1999, Santelli’s focus is primarily on interest rates, foreign exchange and the Federal Reserve. He began his career in 1979 as a trader and orderfiller at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in a variety of markets.
Washington College created the Leadership Series in 2012 to honor the vision and values of founding patron George Washington, especially his belief in a better future through education, respect for scholarship and the ideals of leadership, character and service to others. Under its auspices, leaders from many professions and walks of life are invited to campus to interact with students and faculty and to deliver a public address.