Members of Congress & Policy Experts to Discuss Financial Reform at Aspen Institute

July 18, 2011

Contact: Raymond O’ Mara
Senior Associate
The Aspen Institute

Title: Reforming Our Nation’s Financial System: Dodd-Frank One Year Later 


8:00-9:15 – Remarks and Q&A

Representative Spencer Bachus (R-AL)

Senator Carl Levin (D-MI)

Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)

David Wessel, Wall Street Journal Moderator

9:15-10:30 – Panel Discussion

Michael Barr, Former Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions, United States Treasury Department

Alex Pollock, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Damon Silvers, Associate General Counsel, AFL-CIO

David Wessel, Wall Street Journal Moderator


What: A conversation with Representative Spencer Bachus (R-AL), Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), and Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), followed by a panel discussion with policy experts, concerning the reform of the United States financial system hosted by The Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security (Aspen IFS). The event will provide an opportunity for a deep conversation with leading policymakers and experts over the future of financial markets, the implications of new regulation, and the long-term importance of the Dodd-Frank reforms in maintaining a robust US economy. The event will be moderated by David Wessel of the Wall Street Journal.

When: Thursday, July 21st 8:00-10:30 am

Where: Aspen Institute Offices – One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 700 

The Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security (Aspen IFS) is a leading policy program dedicated to helping bring about the policies and financial products that enable all Americans to save, invest, and own. Aspen IFS strives to bring together a diverse cross-section of thought-leaders from the financial services sector, the public policy arena, and consumer advocate networks to identify market-based solutions for a savings society. For more information about Aspen IFS and its work, please visit

The Aspen Institute mission is twofold: to foster values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues. The Aspen Institute does this primarily in four ways: seminars, young-leader fellowships around the globe, policy programs, and public conferences and events. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also has an international network of partners. For more information, visit


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