MoAF Newsletter - August 12, 2016

 

Lunch and Learn Series


Edward Lengel on
Edward Lengel on "First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His — and the Nation's — Prosperity"
Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

The United States was conceived in business, founded on business and operated as a business — all because of the entrepreneurial mind of the greatest American businessman of any generation: George Washington.

Edward Lengel is an American military historian and professor at the University of Virginia. He is the director of the Washington Papers documentary editing project and is the author of three books on George Washington, including First Entrepreneur (Da Capo Press, 2016).

Talk followed by Q&A and book signing. $5 tickets include Museum admission; members and students free. Register today.

Walking Tour


Walking Tour: George Washington's New York
Walking Tour: George Washington's New York
Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Join us for a 90-minute walking tour of the Financial District, with an emphasis on George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and 18th century financial history.

$15 includes admission to the Museum and the Lunch and Learn with Edward Lengel. Register today.

Lunch and Learn Series


Author Haley Sweetland Edwards on
Author Haley Sweetland Edwards on "Shadow Courts"
Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Arbitration tribunals are buried in thousands of trade treaties, linking more than 179 countries. These tribunals allow private corporations to sue sovereign nations if they believe terms of a treaty were violated. In 2010, tobacco giant Philip Morris International used arbitration tribunals to sue Sierra Leone and Uruguay for putting health-warning labels on cigarette packages, and it has gone on to file suits against Australia and the European Union. Time correspondent Haley Sweetland Edwards goes behind the scenes to tell the story of the most outrageous recent arbitration cases, and takes a hard look at the power these shadow courts hold over the world.

Talk followed by Q&A and book signing. $5 tickets include Museum admission; members and students free. Register today.

New Video Available


Edward Stringham on
Edward Stringham on "Private Governance: How Private Rules and Regulations in Stock Markets Made Modern Capitalism Possible"
Friday, April 22, 2016, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

In Private Governance, prominent economist Edward Stringham presents case studies of the various forms of private enforcement, self-governance or self-regulation among private groups or individuals that fill a void that government enforcement cannot.

Video Playlist:
Part 1: Public Perception and the Financial Markets
Part 2: Regulation of Early Markets
Part 3: The Role of Private Governance In History

Museum News


MoAF Introduces Audio Tour of Permanent Exhibits
MoAF Introduces Audio Tour of Permanent Exhibits

The Museum now offers a 12-stop audio tour featuring the backstories of several of its most popular objects. Highlights include Crash of ’29 artifacts; a stock certificate issued to Bernie Madoff; rare high-denomination currency; and the solid gold and jewel-encrusted Monopoly set by Sidney Mobell.

Audio guides may be rented for $2; MoAF members will have free use of the guides. This program is sponsored by Con Edison and is supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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