Two distinguished speakers on campus Tuesday

April 5, 2017

Two eminent economists, Roger Ferguson and Alan Barkema, will lecture at Iowa State on Tues., April 11.

Dr. Roger Ferguson Roger Ferguson, TIAA President and CEO, will speak at the Sun Room, Memorial Union on "My Personal Journey with Diversity" at 4 pm.

As part of the Economics Forum series, he will present "How to Build Financial Security in a Changing World" at 5:30 pm. Thousands of central Iowans participate in TIAA, one of the world's largest asset management companies. Ferguson is the former vice chairman of the board of governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. As the only governor in Washington, D.C., on 9/11, he led the Fed’s initial response to the terrorist attacks, taking actions that kept the nation's financial system functioning, while reassuring the global financial community that the U.S. economy would not be paralyzed.


Dr. Alan BarkemaAlan Barkema will present  “Pursuing Questions: Prospects for the Economy in Agriculture," the 2017 Carl and Marjorie Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture at 8 pm in 2167 Gerdin. Barkema is a retired senior vice president for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

A northern Iowa native, Barkema holds a bachelor’s degree in farm operations and master’s and doctorate degrees in economics from Iowa State University, a master’s degree in plant breeding from Cornell University and a diploma from the executive program at Stanford University.