Maryland Carey Law will proudly host The Norman P. Ramsey Lecture, “Economic Policymaking in an Age of Financial Anxiety,” presented by Sarah Bloom Raskin on October 26, 2017.
The Honorable Sarah Bloom Raskin is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Maryland Carey Law for the 2017-2018 academic year. She is also the former Deputy Secretary of the United States Treasury, a former Governor of the Federal Reserve Board, and a former Commissioner of Financial Regulation for the State of Maryland.
Her experiences in these high and official policymaking roles, during a time in our nation's history that is marked by a deep and lengthy financial crisis, extreme economic pain, and discoloration locally and nationally, give her a firsthand perspective on severe financial downturns, untried policy responses, and the slow paths towards recovery.
In 2007, she was named Commissioner of Financial Regulation in Maryland, just as waves of foreclosures were engulfing parts of Maryland. In 2010, she was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate as Federal Reserve Governor, just as unprecedented and extraordinary monetary accommodation was being implemented. Then, in 2014, Governor Raskin became Deputy Secretary of the United States Treasury, the number two position at the Treasury, just as the economy's recovery was gaining traction. In this role she was the highest-ranking woman in the agency’s history.
Prior to her public service, Ms. Raskin had extensive private sector and law firm experience. She was Managing Director at Promontory Financial Group, General Counsel to Columbia Energy Services Corporation and General Counsel of the World Wide Retail Exchange.
The Ramsey Lecture that Ms. Raskin will present is supported by The Norman P. Ramsey Business Law Fund. The Ramsey Fund was established in May 1993 through the generosity of Tucky P. Ramsey, in honor of her husband. A distinguished graduate of the School of Law's Class of 1947, Judge Ramsey represented the highest tradition of dedication to the legal profession. His career spanned both public and private practice as well as the judiciary, and included service such as a United States District Court Judge; Managing Partner in the law firm of Semmes, Bowen & Semmes; Deputy Attorney General of Maryland; and Assistant U.S. Attorney. The Ramsey Fund provides support for business law programs at Maryland Carey Law.
The Ramsey Lecture will take place in Maryland Carey Law’s Ceremonial Moot Courtroom on October 26, 2017 at 4 p.m. Although admission to the lecture and reception are free and open to the public, registration is required. For more information about the event, please contact Hilary Hansen, associate director of the Business Law Program.