Public Leadership: Understanding and Responding to the Financial Crisis

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Center for Public Administration & Policy, School of Public & International Affairs, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


The purpose of the Virginia Tech Center for Public Administration and Policy (CPAP) Roundtable Series for Leadership and Administration is to bring together the leading scholars, practitioners, students, and others for a stimulating conversation focusing on the exchange of ideas that will advance the knowledge and understanding of leadership in public administration through the sharing of research and experiences. For this particular roundtable session, Professor Roger Leeds, Research Professor of International Finance and Director of the Center for International Business and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University, spoke on the subject of “Public Leadership: Understanding and Responding to the Financial Crisis.” He discussed the importance understanding the financial world, regardless of your career or position, because the global financial market affects everything and everybody in some way. He also discusses the circumstances and practices that led to the global financial crisis and also changes that need to be made to supervise and oversee financial markets.



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