Silk Speaker Series

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The University of San Francisco Silk Speaker Series includes key thought leaders on global affairs, the economy, and business.

The Silk Speaker Series is designed to provide learning opportunities and discussions for USF’s students, alumni, faculty, and friends of the university.

Silk Speaker Series Presents Dr. Janet L. Yellen

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 6–7:15 p.m.
Location: McLaren Complex, USF Campus
General Admission: $25
USF Students, Faculty, Staff (w/ valid ID) | Complimentary + 1 guest

The event is at capacity. Please see the main event page for more information or to register for the waitlist.

The Silk Speaker Series is pleased to welcome Dr. Janet L. Yellen, former chair of the Federal Reserve System, to the University of San Francisco.

Dr. Janet L. YellenDr. Janet L. Yellen is the former board chair of the Federal Reserve and was the first woman to hold the position. Her tenure from 2014 to 2018 marked a period of job creation, a steady decline in unemployment, and low inflation. Her monetary policy steered the nation’s downturn economy into a path of recovery and her legacy continues to impact the nation’s economic progress. Learn more about Dr. Yellen »

Moderator: Suparna Chakraborty, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Effectiveness, College of Arts & Sciences, and Associate Professor of Economics

Suparna ChakrabortyDr. Suparna Chakraborty received her PhD at the University of Minnesota and has been a member of the USF faculty since 2012. Her areas of specialization include: applied macroeconomics, international macroeconomics, international finance, and development economics. Dr. Chakraborty has published research articles in the Journal of International Business Studies, Economics Letters, and the Journal of World Economic Review.

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