Global Financial Crisis: Causes and Cures

Henry Kaufman Lecture/Symposia Series

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 | 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

The economy is in disarray and the U.S. Treasury will need to raise at least $1.5 trillion in 2009, launching the deficit into the stratosphere. How do we restore public trust in financial markets management, given widespread public perceptions of recklessness? What steps are likely to solve the crisis given bailouts, such as the $150 billion earmarked for AIG? What should be done about the $680 trillion in notional financial derivatives?

Our panel of renowned commentators will provide insights, perspective, and prospects. The participants include:

James Grant – Founder and Editor, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer

Robert Hormats – Vice Chair, Goldman Sachs International Corp.

Jason Zweig - Investing & Personal Finance Columnist, The Wall Street Journal

Richard Sylla – Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets at the NYU Stern School of Business, and Vice Chair of the Museum, will moderate the discussion.

Presentation and discussion followed by reception.

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