Johns Hopkins SAIS to host "A Conversation with Dr. Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. President and CEO of TIAA" on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY

“A Conversation with Dr. Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. President and CEO of TIAA,” will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
 
Dr. Ferguson will discuss the economy, approach to retirement reform, the student debt issue, financial literacy, and his leadership experience in boardroom diversity, among other topics. and his leadership experience in boardroom diversity, among other topics. The event is part of this year’s celebration of Black History Month at Johns Hopkins SAIS.
             
Speaker
Dr. Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.
President and CEO of TIAA
 
Moderator
Dr. John Lipsky
Peter G. Peterson Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs and Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute
 
Time and Date
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Friday, February 3, 2017
 
Location
Johns Hopkins SAIS

Kenney Herter Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
 
Register
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can RSVP through the online registration form. Camera setup will only be permitted from 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
 
Media Contact

Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
202.853.7983 mobile

  
About the Speaker
Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., is President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA, the leading provider of retirement services in the academic, research, medical, and cultural fields and a Fortune 100 financial services organization.  
 
Ferguson is the former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. He represented the Federal Reserve on several international policy groups and served on key Federal Reserve System committees, including Payment System Oversight, Reserve Bank Operations, and Supervision and Regulation. As the only Governor in Washington, D.C. on 9/11, he led the Fed’s initial response to the terrorist attacks, taking actions that kept the U.S. financial system functioning while reassuring the global financial community that the U.S. economy would not be paralyzed.  
 
Prior to joining TIAA in April 2008, Ferguson was head of financial services for Swiss Re, Chairman of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation, and a member of the company’s executive committee. From 1984 to 1997, he was an Associate and Partner at McKinsey & Company. He began his career as an attorney at the New York City office of Davis Polk & Wardwell. 
 
Ferguson is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and co-chairs its Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education. He serves on the boards of Alphabet, Inc., General Mills, Inc., and International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., and on the advisory board of Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP. He is Chairman of The Conference Board and serves on the boards of the Institute for Advanced Study and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the Economic Club of New York, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Group of Thirty.
 
He previously chaired the Business-Higher Education Forum and served on its executive committee, and he served on the board of the American Council of Life Insurers. Ferguson served on President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness as well as its predecessor, the Economic Recovery Advisory Board, and he co-chaired the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on the Long-Run Macro-Economic Effects of the Aging U.S. Population.
 
He holds a BA, JD, and a PhD in economics, all from Harvard University.
 
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For more than 70 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
 
For more information, visit sais-jhu.edu or @SAISHopkins

Date: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017