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Play Now Welcome: Ben Bernanke
Play Now Opening Remarks: Senator Daniel Akaka
Play Now Opening Remarks: Joe Carberry
Play Now Session One Opening Remarks
Play Now Session One Panel: Global Best Practices in Financial Education
Play Now A Day In The Life: Chauncey Veatch
Play Now Session Two Panel: Learning from Best Practices

Global Best Practices in Financial Education

This year's Financial Literacy and Education Summit convened international leaders in finance to discuss the most pressing economic challenges facing people everywhere and how best to approach those challenges. The Summit panelists discussed how various regions of the world approach financial education and how, in light of the global crisis, we can apply best practices in ensuring that consumers have the necessary tools and resources to make wise financial decisions.

Ben S. Bernanke Ben S. Bernanke
Brief Welcoming Remarks (Recorded)
Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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Charles L. Evans Charles L. Evans
President and Chief Executive Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
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Charles L. Evans Daniel Kahikina Akaka
U.S. Senator from Hawaii
Honolulu, HI, USA
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Joe Carberry Joe Carberry
Head of Global Public Affairs
Visa Inc.
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Financial Education Around the World

The panel discussed the most pressing financial challenges facing people from around the globe and how best to approach those challenges in today's economic climate.

Jean Chatzky Ms. Jean Chatzky, Moderator
Best-selling author and contributor to The Today Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show
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Sarah Rosen Wartell Sarah Rosen Wartell
Executive Vice President, Center for American Progress
Washington, DC, USA
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James M. Flaherty The Honorable James M. Flaherty
Minister of Finance, Canadian Department of Finance
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Guillermo Zamarripa Escamilla Guillermo Zamarripa Escamilla
Head of the Banking, Securities and Savings Unit of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit
Mexico City, Mexico
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Alexi Giannoulias The Honorable Alexi Giannoulias
Illinois State Treasurer
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Learning from Best Practices

The working group discussed best practices for ensuring that people everywhere have the necessary tools and resources to make informed financial decisions.

Doug Tillett Doug Tillett, Moderator
Vice President of Public Affairs, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Doug Melville Doug Melville
Deputy Ombudsman, Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Casey Cosgrove Casey Cosgrove
Director of the Canadian Center for Financial Literacy
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Jane Rooney Jane Rooney
Director of Financial Literacy, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Juan Carlos Jimenez Rojas Juan Carlos Jimenez Rojas
Director-General, Mexican Banking Association
Mexico City, Mexico
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