Event — New-York Historical Society

Lectures & Conversations: America’s Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve

Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 6:30 pm

The Byron Wien Series on Financial History

Featuring: Roger Lowenstein, Byron R. Wien (moderator)

Details: In 1913, after a series of disastrous financial panics shook the nation, Congress was persuaded to approve the landmark Federal Reserve Act. Renowned financial author Roger Lowenstein reveals the rich history and key players behind the drama-filled creation of America’s central bank, which ultimately enabled the young country to become a global financial powerhouse.

Roger Lowenstein is an acclaimed financial journalist who writes frequently for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Review of Books, and The New York Times, among other periodicals. He is the author of America’s Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve. Byron R. Wien (moderator) is Vice Chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners LP.

Cost: $34 (members $20)

Phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268, 9 am–5 pm daily.

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