Geithner Takes Financial Crisis on Campus Tour as Lew Takes Treasury

As Jack Lew prepares to take over the Treasury Department, Tim Geithner is moving ahead with post-government plans.

Geithner, who left the Treasury in January, will hold a series of seminars on the 2008 financial crisis at U.S. universities starting in early March, according to a spokeswoman for the former secretary. The sessions will be held over the next year at five to 10 schools, including Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northwestern University and Princeton University.

The seminars, focusing on research to help prevent crises and how to respond to them, will be closed to the press and done for no fee.

Geithner, 51, plans to write a book about the U.S. response to the crisis and his decision-making role at the Treasury the last four years and as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2003 to 2009. He has also joined the Council on Foreign Relations as a distinguished fellow.

Lew, President Barack Obama’s choice to succeed Geithner, won confirmation approval in the Senate Finance Committee yesterday and could get a vote in full chamber as early as today.

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