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Event of Interest

Robert E. Wright on "Alexander Hamilton and the Poverty of Slavery"
Saturday, February 22, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Historian Robert Wright, author of The Poverty of Slavery: How Unfree Labor Pollutes the Economy, will explore Alexander Hamilton's views on slavery and what they may have become had he lived longer.

This program is presented by the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society, Hamilton Grange National Memorial, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and Revolutionary NYC. Additional details can be found here.

MoAF Gala

Museum of American Finance 2020 Gala Honoring Dan Schulman, James P. Gorman and Peter A. Cohen
Monday, February 24, 2020 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

The Museum will honor the achievements of three financial leaders at its 2020 Gala. The Schwab Financial Innovation Award will be presented to Dan Schulman, President & CEO of PayPal. The Whitehead Award for Distinguished Public Service and Financial Leadership will recognize the significant contributions of James P. Gorman, Chairman & CEO of Morgan Stanley. The Lifetime Achievement Award will honor the achievements of Peter A. Cohen, Chairman & CEO of Andover National Corporation.

For additional information or to download the invitation materials, please visit

Evening Lecture Series

Gregory Zuckerman on "The Unlikely Story of How Jim Simons Solved the Market"
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Jim Simons is the greatest money maker in modern financial history. No other investor can touch his record. Drawing on unprecedented access to Simons, veteran Wall Street Journal investigative reporter Gregory Zuckerman tells the gripping story of how a world-class mathematician and former code breaker mastered the market.

This event will be held at Fordham University, 140 West 62nd Street, McNally Amphitheatre, NYC. Talk followed by reception. General admission $25; MoAF members and press FREE. Register today.

Exhibit Opening

Exhibit Opening of "Ebb & Flow" with Live Recording of "Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen"
Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Please join the Museum of American Finance and the NYC Department of Records and Information Services for the opening of our new exhibit, "Ebb & Flow: Tapping into the History of New York City's Water," which explores the history of bringing clean water to the city while highlighting the story of the Manhattan Company.

In honor of this new exhibit, we are hosting a live recording of Person Place Thing with Emmy Award winner Randy Cohen. Join us for a special evening of entertaining storytelling all about New York City and water, featuring the commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Vincent Sapienza.

This free event will be held at 31 Chambers Street, NYC. Register online, or RSVP to by February 26. Refreshments will be served.

Evening Lecture Series

Mervyn King and Rana Foroohar on "Radical Uncertainty: Decision-Making Beyond the Numbers"
Monday, March 16, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join us for an evening with Lord Mervyn King, former governor of the Bank of England, as he discusses his latest book, Radical Uncertainty, with FT columnist and CNN Global Economic Analyst Rana Foroohar.

This event will be held at Fordham University, 140 West 62nd Street, McNally Amphitheatre, NYC. Talk followed by reception. General admission $25; MoAF members and press FREE. Register today.

Lunch & Learn Series

William Magnuson on "Blockchain Democracy: Technology, Law and the Rule of the Crowd"
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

In Blockchain Democracy, William Magnuson explores the world of blockchain and bitcoin, from their origins in the online scribblings of a shadowy figure named Satoshi Nakamoto, to their furious rise and dramatic crash in the 2010s, to their ignominious connections to the dark web and online crime. Magnuson demonstrates how blockchain's failings provide broader lessons about what happens when technology runs up against the stubborn realities of law, markets and human nature.

Talk followed by Q&A and book signing. General admission $5; members and students free. This event will be held at 48 Wall Street, 5th Floor. Register today.

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