The Power of Public Investment: Improving Our Economy, Our Climate, and Our Future

Lecture | September 18 | 6-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 John Chiang, State Treasurer, State of California

 Goldman School of Public Policy

The Michael Nacht Distinguished Lecture in Politics and Public Policy

Public investment powers innovative social policies that dramatically improve lives, reduce income inequality, and give the planet a fighting chance against global warming. California State Treasurer John Chiang reveals how seemingly mundane financial decisions can drive large-scale change that makes a real difference in our quality of life.

Treasurer John Chiang was elected on Nov. 4, 2014, as California’s 33rd State Treasurer. As the state’s banker, he oversees trillions of dollars in annual transactions, manages a $75 billion investment portfolio, and is the nation’s largest issuer of municipal bonds.

As Treasurer, he cut off Wells Fargo from its most profitable lines of business with the State of California after it was found to have fleeced thousands of its customers. Importantly, states and cities across the country are now following his lead and imposing similar sanctions to send a message that integrity and trust matter.

This event co-sponsored by the Berkeley Forum.

Light refreshments will be available at 5:30.

Persons who wish to request disability-related accommodations, including sign-language interpreters, should call (510) 642-5032. Please request accommodations as early as possible to assure the best possible arrangement.

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