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October 15, 2012

Financial expert Phil Angelides to speak on economic stability at the University of Oregon

Four years after the recession hit the United States, the financial system hasn’t completely recovered. In an upcoming talk at the UO, Phil Angelides, former chair of Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, will sort out the facts from the fears.

“After the Meltdown: How Safe is our Financial System?” takes place Monday, Oct. 29, at 12:20 p.m. in 175 Knight Law Center. The event, sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, is free and open to the public.

Angelides’ take on the economic crisis is informed by years of experience in the fields of financial policy and reform. He served as California State Treasurer from 1999-2007, during which time he was lauded as "the most effective and dynamic state treasurer in a generation" by The Sacramento Bee. In 2009, President Obama appointed Angelides as chair of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. The commission's report, released in January 2011, was a New York Times bestseller.

Phil Angelides has had a remarkable career in public service advancing financial reforms, green economic development and responsible investing of public and private funds,” said Wayne Morse Center Director Margaret Hallock. “He chaired the commission that told the story of the 2008 crisis, detailing the excessive risk taking by Wall Street and the failures of regulation and public policy. He continues to follow the story and will discuss what is yet to be done to reform our financial system.”

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