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Global Forum - Will the Euro Survive? (Aug 8, 2012)

A Perspective on the European Sovereign Debt Crisis
Edwin M. Truman
Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Over the past two years, the European debt crises have been the single greatest drag on economic recovery not only in Europe but also in the United States and the rest of the world. In his remarks, Edwin M.Truman will trace the origins of the crises against the background of sixty years of European economic integration, the resulting incomplete economic and monetary union in Europe, and the birth of the euro 13 years ago. The causes of the specific euro-area country crises are many, but collectively they pose an existential threat to the euro and to the future of the European integration project. Will the project move forward and, if so, in what form? Or will Europe break apart and with what consequences for the global economy and financial system? What are the social implications for people in Europe and the U.S.? Dr. Truman hopes to clarify the issues and assess prospects for the future.

Please join us for dinner as we culminate another year of bringing expert speakers on global topics to central Maine. We are honored to host the distinguished Edwin M. Truman, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, for our special annual event.

Date: Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
Place: Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center, Colby College
(See campus map at Park at rear of building.
Time: 6:15 Wine/Beer Reception
7:00 Dinner followed by Keynote Address

Choice of Entree:
Halibut Saltimbocca
Roasted Pork Tenderloin (with raspberry vinegar sauce)
Chevre, Orzo and Basil Stuffed Portobello

Price: $30 per person

As seating is limited, please RSVP to or call 859-4730 as soon as possible to let us know your choice of dinner entree, and if you have a seating preference.

Please send a check, payable to “Mid-Maine Global Forum,” by Thursday, August 2nd to:
Teresa Van Deventer
Special Programs
4730 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901

We look forward to sharing an enjoyable and enriching evening with you!

Biography: Edwin M. Truman, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics since 2001, served as assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury for International Affairs from December 1998 to January 2001 and returned as counselor to the secretary March to May 2009. He directed the Division of International Finance of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 1977 to 1998. From 1983 to 1998, he was one of three economists on the staff of the Federal Open Market Committee. Truman has been a member of numerous international groups working on the economic and financial issues, and has been a visiting economics lecturer at Amherst College and a visiting economics professor at Williams College. He has published on international monetary economics, international debt problems, economics development, and European economic integration. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of Sovereign Wealth Funds: Threat of Salvation? (2010), Reforming the IMF for the 21st Century (2006), A Strategy for IMF Reform (2006), Chasing Dirty Money: The Fight Against Money Laundering (2004), and Inflation Targeting in the World Economy (2003).

Truman earned a BA from Amherst College, 1963, and a Ph.D in economics from Yale University, 1976.

The Mid-Maine Global Forum Board: Chair Nat Shed, Gene Beaupre, Mary Benziger, Karl Dornish, Jim Fleming, Patrice Franko, Sylvia Jadczak, Steve Knight, Bill Lee, Tom Longstaff, Kate O’Halloran, Joan Sanzenbacher, Beth Schiller, Barbara Spangle, Sarah Sugden, Jerry Tipper, Barbara Woodlee, Jimmie Woodlee

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