THE FINANCIAL CRISIS INQUIRY REPORT
and announcement of the new Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) website hosted by Stanford Rock Center
featuring Phil Angelides, FCIC Chairman; John W. Thompson, FCIC Commissioner; and Joseph Grundfest, Stanford Law School
Monday, April 4th 2011
5:30 pm Reception
6:00 - 7:30 pm Presentation
Room 290, Stanford Law School (map)
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About the Event: The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission was created to “examine the causes of the current financial and economic crisis in the United States.” The Commission presented a Report intended to provide a historical accounting of what brought the US financial system and economy to a precipice and to help policy makers and the public better understand how this calamity came to be. The independent, 10-member panel was composed of private citizens with experience in areas such as housing, economics, finance, market regulation, banking, and consumer protection. Six members of the Commission were appointed by the Democratic leadership of Congress and four members by the Republican leadership.
In the course of its research and investigation, the Commission reviewed millions of pages of documents, interviewed more than 700 witnesses, and held 19 days of public hearings in New York, Washington, D.C., and communities across the country that were hard hit by the crisis. The Commission also drew from a large body of existing work about the crisis developed by congressional committees, government agencies, academics, journalists, legal investigators, and many others.
The Report is not the sole repository of what the panel found. A website, www.fcic.gov, soon to be hosted by the Stanford Rock Center for Corporate Governance, will host a wealth of information beyond the Report. It contains a stockpile of materials—including documents and emails, video of the Commission’s public hearings, testimony, and supporting research—that can be studied for years to come.
Registration Information: This event is open to the public and registration is complimentary, but required. Click here to RSVP for this event.
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