This month, Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman, will deliver a four-part lecture series about central banking, the Federal Reserve System, and the financial crisis. According to the Federal Reserve Board website:
The series begins with a lecture on the origins and missions of central banks, followed by a lecture that will discuss the role and actions of the Federal Reserve in the period after World War II. In the final two lectures, the Chairman will review some of the causes of, and policy responses to, the recent financial crisis, focusing specifically on the actions of the Federal Reserve.
The lectures are being offered as part of a course at the George Washington University School of Business - the syllabus is available here. All the subsequent lectures in the course are being made available via video as well.
To access the lectures, click here.