Paul Volcker

Former Chairman of the Board
The Federal Reserve

Mr. Volcker worked in the United States Federal Government for almost 30 years, culminating in two terms as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 1979-1987. For ten years Chairman of Wolfensohn & Co., as well as Professor Emeritus of International Economic Policy at Princeton. From 1996-1999, Chairman of a committee to determine existing dormant accounts and other assets in Swiss banks of victims of Nazi persecution. From 2000 – 2005, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Accounting Standards Committee. In April 2004, Chairman of an inquiry into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program. In 2007, Chairman of a panel of experts to review the operations of the Department of Institutional Integrity of World Bank.. In November 2008, Chairman of President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board.

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Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor of the Financial Times, moderates the discussion between Paul Volcker and George Soros. Bretton Woods closing remarks by Robert Johnson.