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Join the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech as they host Dennis Lockhart, retired president and CEO of the Atlanta Federal Reserve and Teya Ryan, CEO and president of GPB.

Dennis Lockhart's Topic is: "The 'great unwinding' of central bank emergency policy"

Teya Ryan will be speaking on: "What Ancient Cave Paintings Tell us About Our Future"

About Dennis Lockhart

Dennis Lockhart’s career includes time in the private sector, academia, and government. He is currently a Senior Fellow in the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also a Distinguished Professor-of-the-practice in Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech and a principal in Navigation Capital Partners, a private equity firm. 

He recently stepped down from the position of president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. In this role, Lockhart served on the Federal Reserve’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). Within the Federal Reserve System, he chaired the Conference of Presidents for his final two years and earlier chaired the Information Technology Oversight Committee.

He was educated at Stanford University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He also attended the Senior Executive Program at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

About Teya Ryan

Teya Ryan has built a career in the broadcast media world that includes such venerable names as PBS, CNN and now, GPB Media. Ms. Ryan was named President and CEO of GPB Media in March of 2009. Currently, GPB Media is the fourth largest public broadcasting system in the country, producing and delivering content throughout the state of Georgia through nine television stations, eighteen radio stations, an education division and a robust website.

 A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Ms. Ryan has won multiple awards, including seven Emmys and four Cable Ace Awards, and she was named one of the ten most powerful women in media by Crain Media in 2002. Ryan is also the recipient of the 2012 POW Award for achievement in business from Womenetics. In 2018, Ms. Ryan was honored as one of Atlanta Magazine’s “Women Making a Mark,” as well as to the magazine’s list of “The Atlanta 500,” as one of the city’s most influential business leaders. Atlanta Business Chronicle also recognized her as one of its Most Admired CEOs.

About Pizza, Policy, and International Affairs

Pizza, Policy, and International Affairs, are a series of town halls featuring current and former executives in government, higher education, military, nonprofit and private sector. These town halls are an informal conversation on topics in global affairs, global security, the challenges facing education, media, energy, infrastructure, and the future of civil discourse. 

Ongoing Dates for Pizza, Policy, and International Affairs

11/02: Wayne Clough and John Rice


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