Your Vote. Your Money.: Tracking Investor Sentiment in the Run-up to the Election
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Leaders in financial markets, technology, communications and data analysis explore how the positions and platforms of the presidential candidates drive investors’ and voters’ financial concerns and how that is reflected in online activity, political polls and the markets.
Leonard Zax on “Hamilton in Paterson: America’s First Tech Incubator”
Friday, October 21, 2016
Leonard Zax, president of the Hamilton Partnership, discusses the new national park dedicated to Alexander Hamilton in Paterson, NJ.
Edward Lengel on "First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His — and the Nation's — Prosperity"
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Washington scholar and historian Edward Lengel speaks on his new book.
Damien Cregeau on “Mad Men in the Age of Downton Abbey"
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Historian Damien Cregeau delivers a colorful visual presentation about New York’s landmark buildings in the early 20th century.
In The Bank War: Andrew Jackson, Nicholas Biddle, and the Fight for American Finance, historian Paul Kahan explores one of the most important and dramatic events in American political and economic history, from the idea of centralized banking and the First Bank of the United States to Jackson’s triumph, the era of “free banking” and the creation of the Federal Reserve System.
William Goetzmann on "Money Changes Everything"
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
In the aftermath of recent financial crises, it's easy to see finance as a wrecking ball: something that destroys fortunes and jobs, and undermines governments and banks. In Money Changes Everything, leading financial historian William Goetzmann argues the exact opposite—that the development of finance has made the growth of civilizations possible.
Prominent economist Edward Stringham speaks on his new book, Private Governance.
Edward Morris on "Wall Streeters: The Creators and Corruptors of American Finance"
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The 2008 financial collapse, the expansion of corporate and private wealth, the influence of money in politics—many of Wall Street's contemporary trends can be traced back to the work of 14 critical figures who wrote, and occasionally broke, the rules of American finance. Edward Morris plots in absorbing detail Wall Street's transformation from a clubby enclave of financiers to a symbol of vast economic power.
Mervyn King on "The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking and the Future of the Global Economy"
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Mervyn King, former governor of the Bank of England, speaks on his new book.
"The Longevity Bonus: The Economic Impact of the Retirement Megatrend" Panel and Fireside Chat
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Among the multiple transformations challenging 21st century norms and reshaping society, population aging is the only global megatrend causing a major impact in both developed and developing societies. This program features a fireside chat with Senator Bob Kerrey and Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Andy Sieg, followed by a panel moderated by former Wall Street Journal columnist Jonathan Clements.
Norton Reamer and Jesse Downing on "Investment: A History"
Friday, February 26, 2016
Norton Reamer and Jesse Downing, co-authors of Investment: A History, will speak on their entertaining and sophisticated new book.
Dr. Richard Kurin on "The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects"
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Dr. Richard Kurin, Under Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, speaks on The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects.
John Sedgwick on "War of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel that Stunned the Nation"
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Journalist John Sedgwick discusses his new book on the Hamilton/Burr duel.
Joshua Herbstman on "What $18 Trillion Looks Like: A Visual History of the US National Debt"
Thursday, December 10, 2015
This illustrated talk features the storied history of America’s national debt. From the Revolutionary War to the beginning of the Reagan administration, this presentation will be a visual journey of the debt that has shaped the world’s most powerful economy.
Artist's Talk with Renowned Jeweler Sidney Mobell
Thursday, November 19, 2015
This entertaining Q&A session features world renowned jewelry artist Sidney Mobell, whose work is featured in the Smithsonian Institution and in the Museum of American Finance's "Worth Its Weight" exhibit. He is interviewed by the Museum's President and CEO, David Cowen.
Berkshire Hathaway 50th Anniversary Symposium
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
The Museum and NYSSA co-present a full-day symposium commemorating the 50th anniversary of Berkshire Hathaway. The event features three panels of prestigious speakers, as well as a fireside chat and a keynote address.
Jason Zweig on "The Devil's Financial Dictionary"
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Zweig will read from and discuss his newest book, including the history and significance of some illustrations from the Museum's own collection.
Going Public? A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Public vs. Private Funding
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
This program on IPOs features a fireside chat with NYSE President Tom Farley followed by a panel discussion moderated by The Wall Street Journal's Telis Demos.
Joel Iskowitz on "Designing Congressional Gold Medals: An Artist's Perspective"
Friday, October 23, 2015
Joel Iskowitz will provide insight into the process of designing a Congressional Gold Medal, from its arrival as a task order based on public law enacted by Congress, through the concept, execution phases and finally its realization as the highest civilian honor conferred upon the recipients in the nation's Capitol.
Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller on "Phishing for Phools"
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Nobel Prize winning economist Robert Shiller speaks on his new book.