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America's Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve
The Byron Wien Lecture on Financial History
Roger Lowenstein, Byron R. Wien (moderator)
Tue, January 26th, 2016 | 6:30 pm
(Members $20)

Note: This event is sold out



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.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


This program has reached capacity. There will be a standby line the evening of the program. One hour before the program begins, we will begin handing out standby numbers with members receiving priority. Shortly before the program begins, we would begin selling tickets if we are able to do so. Standby does not guarantee admission.

Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. No exchanges are permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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