MoAF Newsletter - March 30, 2017


New Issue Now Available

Financial History, Issue 120
Financial History, Issue 120

Check out the latest issue of Financial History magazine, now available as a full-color digital edition!

Highlights include:

For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency

Words of Wisdom: Remarks from the 2017 Gala

AIG: Opening Trade in Services

Bank of Montreal Bicentennial

Lightning Strikes: Timeless Lessons from Nikola Tesla

Hecla Mining Company: 125 Years of Persistence

Spies, Abolitionists and the Origins of Credit Rating Agencies

New Event Video Available

Joe Jordan on Bob Benmosche and AIG
Joe Jordan on Bob Benmosche and AIG
Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

In 2009, at the peak of the financial crisis, AIG was sinking fast. It was the pinnacle of Wall Street arrogance and greed. When Bob Benmosche climbed aboard as CEO, it was widely assumed that he would go down with his ship. But in mere months, he pulled AIG from the brink of financial collapse and restored its profitability. Within three years, AIG had fully repaid its staggering debt to the US government - with interest.

Video Playlist:
Part 1: Bob Benmosche's character and early career
Part 2: What was it like to work with Bob Benmosche?
Part 3: How Benmosche managed AIG during the crisis
Part 4: How Benmosche affected the AIG turnaround

To view our programs as soon as they become available, subscribe to our YouTube channel today!

Lunch & Learn Series

Robert Vambery and Taranza Ganziro on
Robert Vambery and Taranza Ganziro on "Exorbitant Burdens, Deficits and the Almighty Dollar"
Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

The proper role of the United States dollar within the international monetary system is frequently questioned. Recognizing that the dollar continues to be the premiere leading reserve currency, some loud opposition is inspired by a concern that the US derives exorbitant privileges and undeserved benefits from the economic influence it can exert through the dollar. Authors Taranza Ganziro and Robert Vambery focus on the opposite end of the exorbitant privilege spectrum: the cost the very dollar reserve status impacts on the US economy through the twin deficits.

Talk followed by Q&A and book signing. $5 tickets include Museum admission; members and students free. Register today.

Evening Lecture Series

Aswath Damodaran on
Aswath Damodaran on "Narrative and Numbers: The Value of Stories in Business"
Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Join us for an evening with one of the world's acknowledged masters of valuation — renowned finance professor Aswath Damodaran. Through a range of case studies, from start-ups like Uber to established firms like Ferrari, Damodaran will describe how storytellers can better incorporate and narrate numbers and how number-crunchers can calculate more imaginative models that withstand scrutiny.

Talk followed by Q&A, book signing and reception. Admission is free for Museum members and students, or $15 for non-members. Register today.

This event will also be live streamed at:

Lunch & Learn Series

Nick Gogerty on
Nick Gogerty on "BTC at $10 or $10,000? How to Truly Value Bitcoin as a Currency Using a Network Theory of Currency Value"
Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Nick Gogerty, co-founder of Healthcoin and SolarCoin, will explore how Bitcoin can be valued as a currency using a Network Theory of Currency Value. Examples of this theory are now being applied to improving global health and renewable energy. Healthcoin and SolarCoin cases will be presented.

Talk will be followed by Q&A. Admission $5; members and students free. Register today.

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