Financial Access for Immigrants: Learning from Diverse Perspectives

The conference includes presentations from academics and practitioners on a broad range of topics including traditional banking, housing and homeownership, entrepreneurship, small business lending, and remittances.


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04/15/04
12:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Michael Moskow, President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Michael Berry, Emerging Issues Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
12:00 AM
Setting the Scene
Moderator
Pia Orrenius, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Audrey Singer, Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy
Anna Paulson, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
James Ballentine, Director of Housing, Community and Economic Development, American Bankers Association
Robert Suro, Director, Pew Hispanic Center
12:00 AM
Financial Education and Traditional Financial Services
Moderator
Michael Berry, Emerging Issues Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Sherrie Rhine, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Nina Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate, Internal Revenue Services
James Maloney, Chairman, Mitchell Bank of Milwaukee
Alice Perez, Vice Presidents and Hispanic Market Manager, US Bank
12:00 AM
Keynote Address
Jim Edgar, Distinguished Fellow, Institute for Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Former Governor of Illinois
Tamar Jacoby, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
12:00 AM
Housing and Homeownership
Moderator
Raul Raymundo, Chief Executive Officer, Resurrection Project
Sherrie Kossoudji, Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Michigan
Andrew Schoenholtz, Deputy Director, Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University
Michael Frias, Community Affairs Officer, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
12:00 AM
Innovative Practices for Reaching Immigrants
Moderator
Jennifer Tescher, Director, Center for Financial Services Innovation at ShoreBank Advisory Services
Yman Huang Vien, Chairman, American Metro Bank
Norma Polanco, Executive Director, Humboldt Park Economic Development Corporation
John Herrera, Chair of the Board of Directors, Latino Community Credit Union
E Martin Heldring, President and Chief Executive Officer, Harris Bank-Glenco
04/16/04
12:00 AM
Introduction & Keynote Address
Bruce Katz, Director, Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy
Henry Cisneros, Chairman, American CityVista and Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
12:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Michael Moskow, President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Ben Bernanke, Governor, Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve System
12:00 AM
Community Development and Immigrant Entrepreneurs
Moderator
Donna Rockin, Director, Duman Microenterprise Center and Loan Fund
Maude Toussaint-Comeau, Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Pyong Gap Min, Professor of Sociology, Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Cheng Fu Hang, Business Advisor and Loan Officer, Neighborhood Development Center, Inc.
Barbara Robles, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
12:00 AM
International Linkages - Immigrant Remittances and Financial Adaptation
Moderator
Carlos Sada, Consul General of Mexico
B Lindsay Lowell, Director of Policy Studies, Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University
Manuel Orozco, Senior Researcher, Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University
David Grace, Senior Manager, World Council of Credit Unions
12:00 AM
Where Do We Go from Here?
Moderator
Bruce Katz, Director, Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy
Una Okonwo Osili, Assistant Professor of Economics, Indian University, Purdue University Indianapolis
John Weicher, Assistant Secretary for Housing/Federal Housing Commissioner, Department of Housing and Urban Development
David Marzahl, Executive Director, Center for Economic Progress
Jeremiah Boyle, Community Affairs Program Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
12:00 AM
Closing Remarks
Charles Evans, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

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