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March 16, 2023

Gala Photos and Journal

2023 Gala Honoring Robert D. Arnott, Vincent J. Viola, Mark R. Shenkman and Carol Loomis
Monday, March 13, 2023 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Thank you to everyone who supported the Museum as we honored the achievements of Robert Arnott, Vincent Viola, Mark Shenkman and Carol Loomis at our 2023 Gala on March 13. This year's Gala resumed as an in-person event, after two years of virtual Galas. CNBC Senior Markets Correspondent Bob Pisani and “WealthTrack” Executive Producer and Managing Editor Consuelo Mack served as masters of ceremony.

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MoAF/Fordham Financial Issues Forum (Virtual)

Avi Goldfarb on "Power and Prediction: The Disruptive Economics of Artificial Intelligence"
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Artificial intelligence (AI) has impacted many industries around the world—banking and finance, pharmaceuticals, automotive, medical technology, manufacturing and retail. But it has only just begun its odyssey toward cheaper, better and faster predictions that drive strategic business decisions. When prediction is taken to the max, industries transform, and with such transformation comes disruption. Watch our recent program with eminent economist Avi Goldfarb, as he discusses Power and Prediction, his new book about the future of AI in business and finance.

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MoAF/Fordham Financial Issues Forum (Virtual)

Dror Goldberg, in Conversation with Richard Sylla, on “Easy Money: American Puritans and the Invention of Modern Currency”
Thursday, April 27, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Economists endlessly debate the nature of legal tender monetary systems—coins and bills issued by a government or other authority. Yet the origins of these currencies have received little attention. Watch our virtual event with Professor Dror Goldberg, in conversation with renowned economic historian Richard Sylla, as he speaks on his latest book, Easy Money.

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Spring MFA Registration Is Now Open

MFA Registration Information

The Museum Finance Academy (MFA) is a FREE five session personal finance certificate course for 11th and 12th graders with the goal of teaching students to aspire to financial independence through developing an appreciation for savings, establishing financial goals and learning to avoid scams. In Spring 2023, this course will be conducted over Zoom on five consecutive Tuesdays: October 17, 24, 31, November 7 and 14, from 4:15–5:30 pm Eastern Time or 4:45–6:00 pm Central Time.

This course requires NO prior knowledge of finance, business or economics. Top student(s) of the semester will be awarded a partial college scholarship. Register today.

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Sebastian Mallaby on "The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future"
Thursday, March 2, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Watch our event with New York Times bestselling author Sebastian Mallaby, as he speaks on his latest book. The Power Law is the astonishingly frank and intimate story of Silicon Valley’s dominant venture-capital firms—and how their strategies and fates have shaped the path of innovation and the global economy.

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Bradford DeLong on "Slouching Towards Utopia"
Thursday, February 23, 2023 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Watch our event with economist Bradford DeLong, as he speaks on his award-winning new book. Slouching Towards Utopianamed a "Best Book of 2022" by the Financial Times–tells the story of how an unprecedented explosion of material wealth occurred, how it transformed the globe and why it failed to deliver us to utopia. Of remarkable breadth and ambition, it reveals the last century to have been less a march of progress than a slouch in the right direction.

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