New-York Historical Society Presents
The Future - A Series of Expert Discussions
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 through Monday, November 16, 2009
SOLD OUT - This package is sold out. Individual events may still be purchased by clicking the links below.
The Future Series: Extraordinary times demand extraordinary thinking...
And so the New-York Historical Society is offering a series of three panel discussions on the future — of the stock market and economy, of New York, and of our country at large. Each separate evening will feature distinguished experts discussing the topic at hand and engaging the audience in questions, answers, and informal chat during cocktails.
Everything is designed to provide you with unique access to renowned experts from government, academia, journalism, public policy and investing,speaking out on the issues that are of most interest to all of us.
Three evenings, 12 experts, three riveting topics. We hope to see you at this remarkable series of events.
Schedule for each evening:
6:00 – 7:00 pm Panel Discussion
7:00 – 7:40 pm Question-and-Answer Session
7:40 – 8:00 pm Cocktail Reception
The Future of the Stock Market and the World Economy
Wednesday, October 28
The potential meltdown of the global financial system is like nothing we’ve seen for 80 years. Is long-term investing possible any more? How long until the economy starts growing again? Will inflation pick up? If so, what’s the best protection? A diverse group of leading industry figures will help us figure it out.
MODERATOR: Byron R. Wien, vice chairman of Blackstone Advisory Services.
• Famed short-seller James Chanos, founder & president of Kynikos Associates.
• Leon Cooperman, chairman & CEO of Omega Advisors.
• James Grant, founder of The Interest-Rate Observer and originator of Barron’s "Current Yield" column.
• Lewis Sanders, retired chairman & CEO-AllianceBernstein L.P.
The Future of New York
Monday, November 9
The financial crisis is having a disproportionate impact on New York, not only because we’ve lost major Wall Street firms and damaged our employment base, but also because of the possible longer-term effect on real-estate values and higher state and city taxes. Few events have shocked a business ecosystem like this one; to help us understand where it all may lead, we bring together four civic leaders with different sets of personal and professional experiences.
MODERATOR: Michael Goodwin, Pulitzer prize-winning columnist of The New York Post.
• The Honorable George Pataki, Governor of New York State 1995–2007
• Richard Ravitch, Lieutenant Governor of New York and the man who saved the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
• James Tisch, president & CEO of Loews Corporation.
• Fred Siegel, Cooper Union professor & expert in public-policy solutions for urban government.
The Future of the U.S.A.
Monday, November 16
It isn’t just pessimists who harbor serious questions about the steps our country is taking in terms of military obligations, dependence on foreigners to fund our budget deficits, the value of the dollar, and dealings with new global competitors like India, Brazil and, especially, China. We have assembled a group of leading thinkers on these issues.
MODERATOR: Roger Hertog, chairman of the New-York Historical Society.
• Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of 11 books, most recently War of Necessity, War of Choice.
• Robert Kagan, senior associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington Post columnist, and author of Dangerous Nation: America's Place in the World.
• R. Glenn Hubbard, dean of the Columbia Business School & professor of Economics.
• Mortimer Zuckerman, publisher and owner of The New York Daily News, editor-in-chief of U.S. News & World Report and chairman of Boston Properties.
For all three evenings, $150.00. Each ticket is tax-deductible with a non-deductible amount of $27.50.
for individual tickets to:
The Future of the Stock Market and the World Economy - click here
The Future of New York - click here
The Future of the USA - click here
Our auditorium is small and seating is limited.