21st Century Banking: Bridging the Digital Divide
Thursday, February 9, 2017
This timely fireside chat and panel discussion addresses the major transformations that are challenging 21st century banking and reshaping customers’ relationships with their money and their banks.
Jonathan Knee on "Class Clowns: How the Smartest Investors Lost Billions in Education"
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Professor and investment banker Jonathan Knee dissects what drives investors’ efforts to improve education and why they consistently fail.
Barbara Chernow on "Behind the Scenes at the Papers of Alexander Hamilton"
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Presentation by the associate editor of The Papers of Alexander Hamilton.
Sidney Rocke on "The Fight Against Counterfeiting"
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
The Chief Counsel for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) discusses the government's fight against counterfeiting.
Local author Bryan Barreras takes the audience on a virtual tour of several of the locations central to the events depicted in "Hamilton," and he explains the connections between the show’s songs and these locations.
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.
Joe Jordan on Bob Benmosche and AIG
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Joe Jordan, Bob Benmosche's colleague for 33 years, provides insights into his life and career, focusing on how he brought AIG through the Financial Crisis of 2008.
Author Haley Sweetland Edwards on "Shadow Courts"
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Time correspondent Haley Sweetland Edwards speaks on her new book, Shadow Courts: The Tribunals That Rule Global Trade.
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.