Darrell West Lecture Series: Brian Moynihan Feb. 12th


Thanks to Dr. West and all those at Central who made this an informative and engaging event!




Brian Moynihan: Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America.

Brian Moynihan: Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America.

Bank of America, Chief Executive Officer, Brian Moynihan, will speak this year for the annual Darrell West Lecture Series on Religion and Politics on Thursday, February 12 at 6 p.m. at Central Congregational Church in Providence. The event is free and attendees should pre-register.

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Dr. West and Mr. Moynihan will engage in a discussion about leadership and the current economy, as well as the role of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.

Mr. Moynihan leads one of the world’s largest financial institutions and during his tenure at Bank of America, he has led each of the bank’s lines of business, including consumer/small business banking, wealth management, and corporate/investment banking. He also serves on a variety of leadership councils that focus on economic trends and policy-making including the World Economic Forum International Business Council, Financial Services Forum, which he chairs, and the Bi-Partisan Policy Center CEO Council on Health and Innovation. Mr. Moynihan also serves on the Museum Council for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. He is an alumnus of Brown University and was elected as a trustee in 2010.

Mr. Moynihan supports the Haitian Project, which was founded in the early 1980’s by St. Joseph’s Parish in Providence to provide humanitarian aid and relief to the people of Haiti. The Haitian Project supports and operates the Louverture Cleary School, which offers secondary education to children in Haiti, where one million primary school-age children have no access to education. Central Congregational Church also has a tradition of service work in Haiti through the Haiti Task Force, which was co-founded by church member and former Rhode Island Conference Minister, Rev. Dr. H. Daehler Hayes to provide education, health care, orphan relief, and community-based services for the people of Haiti.

The lecture will be the 11th in a series sponsored by Brookings Institution Senior Vice President and former Brown professor, Darrell M. West. The Series was founded to provide an open forum on the intersection between religion and politics. Previous speakers in the Lecture Series include author and activist, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Washington Post columnist and Georgetown University professor E.J. Dionne, Jr.; Mara Liasson, national political correspondent at NPR; Juan Williams, former senior news analyst at NPR; and renowned Princeton University scholar and author of “The Gnostic Gospels,” Dr. Elaine Pagels.

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