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Election 2020: What Would I Tell The President?

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

  • Zoom

Election 2020Join the Spelman College Economics Department and the Sloan Program for a roundtable with leading economists, all Black women and experts in their field. This panel will address critical issues related to the most pressing economic problems in the presidential election and the future of the United States economy.

This panel is sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Registration is required.


All panel members have either advised U.S. Presidents, worked in the Federal Reserve System or worked in a central bank outside of the U.S.

Susan CollinsDr. Susan Collins
B.A. in Economics, Harvard University
Ph.D. in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Provost and Professor of Economics/Public Policy, University of Michigan
Member, Board of Directors, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Former President George H.W. Bush Council of Economic Advisers

Lisa CookDr. Lisa D. Cook
B.A. in Philosophy, Spelman College
B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Oxford University (first Marshall Scholar from Oxford)
Ph.D. in Economics, University of California, Berkley
Professor of Economics, Michigan State University
Former President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers

Ugochi EmenoguDr. Ugochi Emenogu
B.S. in Computational Mathematics, York University
M.S. in Applied Mathematics, Ryerson University
Ph.D. in Economics, Ryerson University
Senior Economist, Bank of Canada

Willene JohnsonDr. Willene Johnson
B.A. in Social Studies, Radcliffe College, Harvard University
Ph.D. in Development Economics, Columbia University
President of Komaza, Inc.
Former Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York   

Cecila RouseDr. Cecilia Rouse
A.B. in Economics, Harvard University
Ph.D. in Economics, Harvard University
Dean and Professor of Economics, The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
Former President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers


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