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What is the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville
The Council, formed in 1985 as the National Interest Forum, joined the World Affairs Councils of America in 1995. The World Affairs Councils of America is a nonprofit grassroots organization dedicated to educating and engaging Americans on global issues. With more than 90 councils across 40 states reaching more than half a million people a year, it is the largest organization of its kind in the U.S.
The Council has grown from a small organization sponsoring a modest speaker program, held in members’ homes, to reaching thousands of individuals every year through an acclaimed speaker series, educational programming, special events and an expanding network of young professionals.
May 11, 2022 Fed's Bostic: Rising market yields show Fed retains credibilityRisings interest rates on home mortgages, U.S. Treasury bonds and other key forms of credit show the Federal Reserve remains credible in its pledge to tame inflation, Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic said on Wednesday. "We moved our policy rate 25 basis points and the 30 year (mortgage) moved 2 percentage points. That is tremendous responsiveness," Bostic said in comments to the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville.
May 11, 2022 Fed’s Bostic Backs ‘Moving More’ on Rates If Inflation Persists“We are going to get our policy rate certainly to a neutral space where we are no longer providing accommodation,” Bostic told the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville, Florida, Wednesday. “If inflation stays at high levels or levels that are too high -- by too high, it’s really not moving back towards our 2% target -- then I am going to be supporting moving more.”
May 11, 2022 Atlanta Fed president: High demand, supply chain issues at root of inflationRaphael Bostic, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, decided to stop and do some bird-watching on his way to speak to the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville. Unfortunately, he was wearing an Atlanta Fed T-shirt that gave away his job. “A guy said, ‘you need to do something about that inflation,’ “ Bostic said during his May 11 talk at a luncheon event at the Downtown River Club.