Guest Speaker at Stephens
The national debt. Spending cuts. Fiscal cliffs.
Every day we’re bombarded with scary-sounding news about America’s financial future. But how does it look from a global perspective?
Australia’s Charles Littrell will explore the situation from his perspective Thursday on campus. His presentation, “Does Distance Bring Perspective? America’s Financial System Viewed from Down Under,” starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, in the Kimball Ballroom in Lela Raney Wood Hall. The presentation is free and students will earn 3 community engagement points for attending.
The son of Stephens alumna Doris Painter Littrell, '58, Littrell serves as executive general manager of Policy, Research and Statistics at the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). APRA regulates Australian banks and other deposit-taking institutions, insurancecompanies and pension funds.
He is also a member of the Basel Committee for Bank Supervision’s Policy Development Group, a member of the Australian Council of Financial Regulators and treasurer of the University of Sydney’s Alumni Council.
Littrell graduated from Hickman High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Yale University. He has a Master of Economics from the University of Sydney and has also completed the Executive Fellow program at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government.
He and his wife, Dr. Kimberly Cartwright, also a Hickman graduate, have 21-year-old triplet daughters. They’ve lived in Sydney, Australia, since 1991.