Understanding the financial crisis…past, present and future realities

Learn about the origins of the crisis…how the credit crunch led to increasing losses and general panic…what we learned or thought we learned from our experiences during the great depression…if our conventional policy tools will even stem this tide…and then participate in the discussion of these topics and in considering potential solutions.

The seminar will be led by Dr. Edwin Dolan, resident of Lopez Island and author of a widely used economics textbook plus numerous other books and articles on banking, monetary policy and environmental issues. Dr. Dolan teaches economic policy and global economics each fall at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia and the University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University and has taught at Dartmouth College, the University of Chicago, George Mason University and several other schools in the United States as well as in Europe.

This is an educational seminar sponsored by the Associated Students of Skagit Valley College and will be held on Saturday, free of charge, January 10th 9:30 am-1:00 pm at the Lopez Island Senior Center at the firehouse, and Saturday, January 24th 1:00 pm-4:00 pm at the San Juan Island Mullis Center and Saturday, January 31st 9:30 am-1:00 pm at the Orcas Island Senior Center.

Interested? Advanced registration requested, please call Skagit Valley College – San Juan Center at (360) 378-3220 or come by our office at 221 Weber Way, Friday Harbor. Pre-registrants will have an information packet reserved and waiting for them at the seminar! High school and college students strongly encouraged to attend. This is your future.