October 28, 2008
A LIVE from the NYPL forum on the global economic crisis with three leading authorities:
Nouriel Roubini (NYU) was one of the earliest and most persistent economists warning us of the housing bubble leading to our present financial calamities. Jeffrey Sachs (Columbia) has dealt with financial crisis over a quarter century in all parts of the world. Felix Rohatyn is famed as the man who saved NYC from its financial crisis of the 1970s as well as a leading financier, diplomat, and voice for public responsibility. This conversation, moderated by Charlie Rose, among these three experts will enable the public to join in a unique reasoned and detailed discussion of the origins and perhaps solutions to the current upheaval.
photo of Charlie Rose by Harry Benson
This event is sponsored by
About Felix Rohatyn
Felix Rohatyn served as United States Ambassador to France from 1997 to 2000 and is a Commander in the French Legion of Honor. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador in Paris, Rohatyn was a managing director of the investment-banking firm Lazard Fr?res & Co. LLC in New York. From 1975 to 1993, he was chairman of the Municipal Assistance Corporation (MAC) of the State of New York, where he managed the negotiations that enabled New York City to resolve its financial crisis in the late seventies. He served as a member of the Board of Governors of the New York Stock Exchange from 1968 to 1972. Felix Rohatyn is currently the President of FGR Associates LLC, a firm that provides financial advice to corporations.
About Nouriel Roubini
Nouriel Roubini is Professor of Economics at the Stern School of Business, New York University and Chairman of RGE Monitor, an economic and geo-strategic information service named one of the best economics websites by Business Week, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and The Economist. Roubini is an internationally known expert in the field of international macroeconomics and has served as a senior adviser to the White House Council of Economic Advisers and the U.S. Treasury Department. Roubini has published numerous policy papers and books on key international macroeconomic issues; and is regularly cited as an authority in the media.
About Jeffrey Sachs
Jeffrey Sachs is Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Sachs is widely considered to be the leading international economic advisor of his generation. For more than 20 years he has been in the forefront of the challenges of economic development, poverty alleviation, and enlightened globalization, promoting policies to help all parts of the world to benefit from expanding economic opportunities and wellbeing. In 2005, Sachs was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine, and the World Affairs Council of America identified him as one of the 500 most influential people in the United States in the field of foreign policy. His books include Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet and The End of Poverty.
About Charlie Rose
Emmy award-winning journalist Charlie Rose is executive editor and anchor of Charlie Rose, the nightly one-hour interview program that engages in one-on-one in-depth conversation and round table discussions about important issues and ideas of our time. Since 1991, Charlie Rose has become a unique venue for individuals in politics, performing arts, literature, film, science, medicine, and business. Rose has received numerous journalistic awards and honorary degrees. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has also agreed to be a contributor to CBS News 60 Minutes.