printable banner

U.S. Department of State - Great Seal

U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Introduction to the Federal Reserve System

June 5, 2014

State Dept Image/Jun 05, 2014/Washington, D.C.
Date: 06/05/2014 Location: Washington, D.C. Description: Foreign journalists attending a Foreign Press Center sponsored tour to the Federal Reserve Board are briefed about the Federal Reserve System in the Board of Governors Meeting Room.  - State Dept Image

June 5, 2014; Washington, D.C.
Contact: Washington Foreign Press Center Technical Information Specialist Miriam Rider
Telephone: 202-504-6315; email:

Twenty-four journalists from around the globe participated in a Washington Foreign Press Center tour to the Federal Reserve Board.  The program included briefings by Federal Reserve staff and an economist who provided an introduction to the Federal Reserve System in the U.S. The journalists learned about the structure of the Bank and  the Federal Open Market Committee; were introduced to the Board's website, with emphasis on resources that economic and business reporters may find useful; and heard about recent monetary policy from a Special Adviser to the Board.