“Bitcoin and the Future of Payments Technology” Fireside Chat with Lawrence H. Summers and Panel Discussion

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
05:15 PM to 07:15 PM

This timely discussion about Bitcoin and the future of payments technology features a fireside chat with former US Treasury Secretary and President Emeritus of Harvard University Lawrence H. Summers conducted by Michael Casey, Senior Columnist for Global Finance at The Wall Street Journal, followed by a panel discussion.

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  • Ian Klaus on "'All Trades and Places knew some Cheat': Building Trust in a Free Market"
    Friday, May 15, 2015

    According to recent polls, trust in the financial sector, and Wall Street in particular, remains markedly low. If the financial service industry is serious in pursuing the problem of mistrust, it should look back to other scandal-ridden periods of the history of financial capitalism. This discussion of the history of trust and fraud will identify a series of steps that market actors can take to renew trust in the marketplace.

  • Walking Tour: Scandals and Soundrels
    Friday, May 15, 2015

    The Museum's 90-minute walking tour of FiDi (the Financial District), focusing on the history of financial scandals.

  • Walking Tour: Women of Wall Street
    Saturday, May 9, 2015

    Discover the female power brokers who have shaped the history of Wall Street. Your guide, a veteran of Wall Street herself, will expose the women who dared to infiltrate the male-dominated financial industry.

  • Harley Spiller on "Keep the Change"
    Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    Join us for a lunchtime talk with "Inspector Collector" Harley Spiller on his new book, Keep the Change: A Collector's Tale of Lucky Pennies, Counterfeit C-Notes and Other Curious Currency.

  • Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz on "The Great Divide"
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Join us for an evening with Nobel Prize-winning economist, bestselling author and Columbia University professor Joseph Stiglitz, in a conversation with Myron Kandel, Founding Financial Editor of CNN.

  • Thomas Fleming on "The Great Divide: The Conflict Between Washington and Jefferson that Defined a Nation"
    Friday, April 10, 2015

    Acclaimed historian Thomas Fleming examines how the differing temperaments and leadership styles of Washington and Jefferson shaped two opposing views of the presidency — and the nation.

  • Walking Tour: George Washington's New York
    Friday, April 10, 2015

    The Museum's 90-minute walking tour of the Financial District, with an emphasis on George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and 18th century financial history.

  • Walking Tour: Panics and Crashes
    Saturday, March 21, 2015

    Join us for a 90-minute walking tour of FiDi (the Financial District) focusing on the history of financial panics and crashes.

  • "A Force for Good" Panel Discussion
    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    In A Force for Good, John Taft has gathered some of the greatest financial minds to explore how Wall Street can harness the same creative energy that invented credit default swaps and channel it towards the public good. Join us for a panel discussion featuring Barbara Novick, John Rogers, Charles Ellis and John Taft.

  • Book Launch of "Genealogy of American Finance"
    Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    Join the Museum and Columbia Business School Publishing for the launch of the Museum's new book.

  • Mary Pilon on "The Monopolists"
    Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    Join us for a lunchtime event with Mary Pilon on her new book about the little-known history of Monopoly.

  • Monopoly Tournament for Children and Adults
    Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    Join us for our third Monopoly tournament for children and adults, and stay for our Lunch and Learn with award-winning journalist Mary Pilon on her new book, The Monopolists.

  • Bruce Smart on "People on US Banknotes, 1861-1928: The Famous, The Familiar, The Forgotten"
    Thursday, February 12, 2015

    Join us for a lunchtime talk with currency expert Dr. Bruce Edmund Smart.

  • Walking Tour: George Washington's Birthday Walk
    Thursday, February 12, 2015

    Explore where the founding fathers lived, worked, wined and dined on this 90-minute walking tour of the Financial District.

  • A Conversation with Albert Gallatin
    Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Join us on the anniversary of Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin’s birth to meet the man himself through the historical interpretation of Ron Duquette.

  • Walking Tour: History of Wall Street
    Saturday, January 17, 2015

    Join us for a 90-minute historical walking tour of FiDi (the Financial District).

  • 2015 Gala Honoring David M. Rubenstein
    Tuesday, January 13, 2015

    David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, received the Whitehead Award for Distinguished Public Service and Financial Leadership at the Museum’s 2015 gala.

  • 2015 Hamilton Birthday Celebration
    Friday, January 9, 2015

    Join the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society (AHA) in celebration of the anniversary of Hamilton's birth.

  • Walking Tour: Bulls and Bears of Wall Street
    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    Join us for a 90-minute walking tour commemorating the 25th anniversary of the "Charging Bull" statue.


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