Community Conversations


Jun 05, 2019

Atlanta Regional Housing Forum: A Conversation with Dr. Raphael Bostic

President Bostic shared his thoughts on housing affordability and income mobility in a conversation with Egbert Perry, chairman and CEO of Integral, and Lisa Y. Gordon, president and CEO of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. Bill Bolling, the Atlanta Regional Housing Forum's founder, moderated the discussion.

May 29, 2019

Assessing the Global Economy: An Insider's Look

Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic moderated a discussion at the 2019 HOPE Global Forum in Atlanta. Participating in the discussion were Ambassador Paul Wolfowitz, former president of the World Bank and American Enterprise Institute visiting scholar, and Ambassador Andrew Young, former mayor of Atlanta and chairman of the Andrew Young Foundation.

May 23, 2019

Technology-Enabled Disruption: Implications for Business, Labor Markets, and Monetary Policy

Watch the Policymaker Roundtable at a conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas May 22–23, 2019. The discussion featured Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic along with Richmond Fed president Tom Barkin, San Francisco Fed president Mary C. Daly, and Dallas Fed president Robert S. Kaplan. Rana Foroohar of the Financial Times moderated the discussion.

Apr 05, 2019

Disruption & Opportunity: Shaping Policy in a Digital World

On April 5, President Bostic spoke to students and faculty at Georgia State University's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, and then sat down for an armchair chat with Ambassador Andrew Young. Watch the video.

Apr 03, 2019

A Conversation with Fed Presidents

At the American Bankers Association Washington Summit, President Bostic spoke on a panel with Kansas City Fed president and CEO Esther George and Richmond Fed president and CEO Tom Barkin. Watch the video.

Mar 28, 2019

Prosperity for All: Closing Atlanta's Wealth Gap

Atlanta Fed president and CEO Raphael Bostic participated in a panel discussion with Goodwill of North Georgia president and CEO Keith Parker, City of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and Metro Atlanta Chamber president and CEO Hala Moddelmog. The panel was moderated by WABE's Rose Scott.

Mar 04, 2019

A Tour of Eastern Alabama

President Bostic spent time in eastern Alabama, where he toured an Opportunity Zone project in Heflin, visited a workforce development program in St. Clair County, had lunch with students at Jacksonville State University, met with local government, business and community leaders, and toured the Anniston Army Depot. Look at photos from the visit here.

Mar 01, 2019

Atlanta Fed President Discusses Policymakers' Perspective

At a conference of the National Association for Business Economics, Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic discusses his perspective on monetary policymaking, the role of data in formulating monetary policy, and the Fed's approach to communicating its strategy.

Feb 21, 2019

Bostic Speaks on Monetary Policy

President Raphael Bostic described the Federal Reserve's responsibilities and dual mandate for the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business Speaker Series. He also talked about his travels throughout the Southeast and his observations of the varying economic realities facing people in the region.

Feb 15, 2019

Workforce Development: Driving Economic Mobility and Resilience

President Bostic spoke at the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama annual meeting about why effective workforce development is essential to economic mobility and resilience. During his day in Birmingham he also spoke to students at Miles College held a roundtable to discuss workforce dynamics and innovation as instruments to expand access to effective health care. Watch videos of the speech and the student talk, and look at photos from the visit.

Jan 07, 2019

Armchair Chat at the Rotary Club of Atlanta

President Raphael Bostic spoke with Dennis Lockhart, former Atlanta Fed president, on January 7 at the Rotary Club's annual event. Bostic spoke about the national and Atlanta economies with Lockhart, then took questions from the audience. Watch the video and look at the photos.

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