Globalization and the Acute Challenges Ahead (Video)

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Foreign Policy Association

Event Details

Thursday, March 10, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
Yale Club
50 Vanderbilt Ave
New York, NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Transcripts and Video



Event Speakers

    • Jeffrey E. Garten
      Dean Emeritus, Yale School of Management

      Jeffrey. E. Garten is Dean Emeritus at the Yale School of Management, where he teaches courses on the global economy and crisis management. His new book, From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives, will be published in March 2016 (HarperCollins.)


      He was dean of the Yale School of Management from 1995 – 2005 and has been teaching at the school since he stepped down. Prior to serving as dean, he was undersecretary of commerce for international trade, 1993-1995, where he focused on trade and investment negotiations and policy towards big emerging markets—particularly China, India, and Brazil. Before government service he spent 13 years on Wall Street. As a managing director of Lehman Brothers, he specialized in debt restructuring in Latin America, built up Lehman's investment banking business in Asia, and restructured some of the world's largest shipping companies in Hong Kong. Later he worked on mergers and acquisitions for the Blackstone Group. From 1997-2005 he wrote a monthly column for BusinessWeek on major challenges facing global business leaders. His articles have also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and the Harvard Business Review.


      A graduate of Dartmouth College (BA) and Johns Hopkins University (PhD), from 1968-1972 he served as a lieutenant in the 82nd Airborne, aide-de-camp to the commanding general of the Special Forces, and advisor to the Royal Thai Army.

    • Jeffrey E. Garten
    • David Westin - Moderator
      Anchor, Bloomberg GO

      David Westin anchors Bloomberg Television’s new morning program, Bloomberg GO, airing weekdays from 7-10 am ET. Westin and co-host Stephanie Ruhle provide viewers with what they need to know, together with facts and perspectives they can’t get anywhere else. Each day, Westin and Ruhle draw upon the vast resources of Bloomberg—news, intelligence, data, analytics, reporters, experts, influences, and decision-makers—from every corner of the globe in the goal of making smart people smarter.


      Westin was president of ABC News from 1997 through 2010. He oversaw the network's global coverage including the 2008 economic crisis, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath.


      Before taking the helm at ABC News, Westin was President of the ABC Television Network and General Counsel of the parent company, Capital Cities/ABC. He was a partner and associate at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington and, immediately after law school, clerked for J. Edward Lumbard on the Second Circuit and for Lewis F. Powell on the Supreme Court. He serves on the boards of the Newseum, Save the Children, and the City University of New York Journalism School.


      During Westin’s tenure at ABC News, the organization earned 11 George Foster Peabody Awards, 13 Alfred I. DuPont Awards, four George Polk Awards, more than 40 News & Documentary Emmys and more than 40 Edward R. Murrow Awards. He is the author of Exit interview, which was published in 2012 and tells the story of what went on behind the scenes at ABC News in covering the biggest global news events.


      Westin graduated from the University of Michigan with a Philosophy degree with honors and distinction. He went on to earn a JD degree summa cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School.

    • David Westin
    • Rana Foroohar
      Assistant Managing Editor, Time Magazine

      Rana Foroohar is an assistant managing editor at Time. She is also the magazine’s economics columnist, reaching a readership of 50 million in Time’s print and digital editions. Her new book, “Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business,” will be published by Crown in May 2016.


      Foroohar also speaks to hundreds of millions of television news viewers around the world every week, as CNN’s Global Economic Analyst, covering the intersection of economics, business, politics and foreign affairs for both domestic and international operations. In addition, she is a contributor to New York City’s public radio station WNYC, and is a frequent commentator on NPR, as well as major television broadcast and cable networks such as CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, and the BBC.  She has appeared numerous times on influential programs such as Real Time with Bill Maher, Face the Nation, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Fareed Zakaria GPS, and MSNBC’s Morning Joe.


      Prior to coming to Time, Foroohar spent 13 years at Newsweek, as an economic and foreign affairs editor and a foreign correspondent covering Europe and the Middle East. During that time, she was awarded the German Marshall Fund’s Peter Weitz Prize for transatlantic reporting. She has also been the recipient of awards and fellowships from institutions such as the Johns Hopkins School of International Affairs, and the East West Center at the University of Hawaii.  She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


      Foroohar graduated in 1992 from Barnard College, Columbia University. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband, the writer John Sedgwick, and her two children, Alex and Darya Foroohar. 

    • Rana Foroohar
    • David Rothkopf
      Editor, Foreign Policy Magazine

      David J. Rothkopf is CEO and Editor of the FP Group, where he oversees all editorial, publishing, event and other operations of the company, which publishes Foreign Policy Magazine.  He is also President and CEO of Garten Rothkopf, an international advisory company specializing focusing on transformational trends with practices focused on technology, global political risk, energy/climate and emerging markets issues.  Additionally, David is a widely published author and has authored numerous internationally acclaimed books, including most recently “National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear”, published in the fall of 2014.  He is also a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 

    • David Rothkopf