The Federal Reserve Bank of New York works to promote sound and well-functioning financial systems and markets through its provision of industry and payment services, advancement of infrastructure reform in key markets and training and educational support to international institutions.
The Outreach & Education function engages, empowers and educates the public in the Second District. Our outreach mission furthers the Bank’s commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and developing programs, analysis and sponsored conferences and clinics to help meet their needs. Our education mission aims to advance public knowledge about the Federal Reserve System and its role in the economy.
Title: It’s All About Economic and Financial Literacy: FRBNY Student and Teacher Programs Description: From student competitions, to professional development programs for educators, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York conducts a wide range of activities intended to promote economic and financial literacy in grades K-16. These programs feature age-appropriate activities for students and professional development for educators.
Robert Diamant, Economic Education Specialist, Public Information Dept.
Title: Building a Banking System in Iraq Description: In the wake of the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, the New York Fed was asked to provide assistance in setting up a safe, sound, and market-oriented banking system in Iraq. A variety of legal, financial, and cultural issues make this task a daunting one. This presentation, offered by a New York Fed attorney who was sent to Iraq soon after the American occupation, will discuss the Iraqi banking system, the steps that have been taken to improve that system, and the challenges that lay ahead. These topics will be addressed in the course of a presentation of pictures from Iraq that shed light on conditions there and the life of an advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority.
Michael Silva, Counsel and Vice President, Legal Group
Title: A,B,Cs of Islamic Financing Description: Muslim countries play an ever-increasing role in the global financial system. Doing business with Islamic countries requires some understanding of the way the Quran governs financial relationships and impacts on the economy of the nations of the Middle East and Asia. This presentation will look idea some of the basic ideas governing Islamic financing.
Asim Ghanfoor, Managing Director, Washington AG Group