Living Legends: Honoring Janet Yellen

UC Santa Cruz 2019 Foundation Medal

Please join us for an exciting evening as we present the Foundation Medal to Janet Yellen and hear remarks from our special guest, UC President Janet Napolitano. The evening will include a dynamic conversation between Janet Yellen and Carl Walsh, UC Santa Cruz distinguished professor of economics and an expert on central banking and monetary policy.

Janet Yellen is a distinguished fellow of Brookings Institution and former chair of the Federal Reserve. UC Santa Cruz is proudly recognizing influential women leaders as we champion diversity in all areas of human endeavor.

The UC Santa Cruz Foundation Medal recognizes individuals of exceptionally distinguished achievement whose work and contribution to society exemplify the vision and ideals of UC Santa Cruz.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

6:30 p.m. Reception
7:30 p.m. Program

Followed by a dessert reception

Hotel Nia
200 Independence Dr
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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Tickets: $100 per person
Please register by January 18th
Tickets are limited

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  • Janet Yellen


    When Janet Yellen took office in 2014,
    she became the first woman to head the
    Federal Reserve. Previously, she served
    as vice chair of the Federal Reserve, CEO
    and president of the Federal Reserve Bank
    of San Francisco, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors under President Bill Clinton, and professor at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

    She is noted for her patient, measured, and accessible explanations of monetary policy while being a thoughtful leader of the Federal Reserve. In her public appearances, she has addresses topics broader than monetary policy, including labor markets, unemployment, and poverty. She was considered by some to be the most powerful woman in America.


Presented in partnership with the Sidhartha Maitra Memorial Lecture

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