Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson reviewed some of the conditions preceding the 2008 financial crisis and the steps he took to try to avert it during the 29th annual Hatfield Address, a conversation with President David Skorton, Nov. 11 in Bailey Hall.
Paulson, who was chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs from 1999 to 2006, took office as Treasury secretary in July 2006. Before leaving office in January 2009 he had played a central role in several unprecedented actions including the takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the rescue of AIG.
The Robert S. Hatfield Fund in Economic Education was established in 1980 by the Continental Group Foundation to honor retiring chairman, president and CEO Robert S. Hatfield '37. The Hatfield Fellows Program is a platform for the exchange of ideas between the academic and corporate communities.