FPA 2023 Corporate Dinner

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Foreign Policy Association

Event Details

Thursday, June 8, 2023
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM 
St. Regis New York
2 East 55th Street
New York , NY
Event type
Lunch / Dinner  

Event Description

Please join the Foreign Policy Association for our Corporate Dinner on June 8th. The dinner is at the St. Regis Hotel from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. The Foreign Policy Association’s 2023 Corporate Dinner is honoring Dr. Sean M. Decatur, President of the American Museum of Natural History; Dr. Felix V. Matos Rodriguez, Chancellor of CUNY; and H.E. Nadia Calvino, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Spain.

Event Speakers

    • H.E. Nadia Calvino - Honoree
      First Deputy Prime Minister of Spain

      Nadia Calviño has been First Deputy Prime Minister of Spain and Minister for Economy and Digitalization since July 2021. Prior to that, she was Second Vice-President and Minister for Economy and Digitalization (March-July 2021), Third Vice-President and Minister for Economy and Digitalization (2020-2021) and Minister for Economy and Business (2018-2020).

      From 2014 to 2018, she was the Director General in charge of the Budget within the European Commission. Previously, she held other senior management positions in the European Commission: Deputy Director General with a special responsibility for Financial Services and Deputy Director General in the Directorate General for Competition with special responsibility for Mergers and Antitrust (including cartels).

      Before joining the European Commission in September 2006, Ms Calviño was a civil servant in the Ministry for Economy in Spain. She held different positions in the areas of foreign trade, macroeconomic analysis and forecasting, economic policy and competition.

      Nadia Calviño published a large number of articles and awarded the Master of Digital Award (2021), the “Fernández Latorre” Journalism Prize (2020), the 2012 Women's Leadership Awards by the Aliter Business School and the 2007 Public Sector Lawyer of the Year by the Iberian Lawyer magazine.

      She holds a degree in Economics (1991) from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) and a degree in Law (2001) from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED).

    • Dr. Sean Decatur - Honoree
      President, American Museum of Natural History

      Sean M. Decatur began service as the President of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in April 2023 after serving for more than nine years as the president of Kenyon College. Prior to assuming the Kenyon presidency, Decatur served as a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Oberlin College from 2008 to 2013. From 1995 to 2008, he was a Professor of Chemistry at Mount Holyoke College, where he led a research program in biophysical chemistry (with funding from the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health).

      Decatur’s writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education and The New York Times “Room for Debate.” He has twice appeared at SXSW EDU and been a guest on “The Ezra Klein Show.” He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and has received a number of national awards for his scholarship. Decatur was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2017 and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019.

    • Dr. Felix V. Matos Rodriguez - Honoree
      Chancellor, City University of New York (CUNY)

      Félix V. Matos Rodríguez has served as the eighth Chancellor of The City University of New York (CUNY) since May 2019, focusing his tenure on championing student equity across the University system. Chancellor Matos Rodríguez, whose historic appointment makes him the first educator of color and the first Latino to lead the nation’s largest urban university, oversees a system of 25 colleges with an enrollment of over 243,000 degree-seeking students, over 185,000 adult and continuing education students, and an operating budget of $3.8 billion.

      As Chancellor, Dr. Matos Rodríguez has doubled down on the University’s commitment to lifting students and graduates from all backgrounds up the socioeconomic ladder. This mission has been especially critical throughout the coronavirus pandemic, during which the Chancellor erased more than $100 million in owed tuition and fees for more than 57,000 students through the CUNY Comeback program, announced a year before President Biden’s federal debt forgiveness program. The Chancellor also led the University to formally discontinue its policy of withholding transcripts from current and former students with unpaid balances.

      To support students facing financial hardship amid the pandemic, the University announced the Chancellor’s Emergency Relief Fund in April 2020. As of the summer of 2022, the fund had disbursed almost $10 million to support more than 17,500 students in need, including single parents, undocumented students who were originally excluded from federal government relief programs, international students, students with disabilities and students from foster care.

      Dr. Matos Rodríguez is a dedicated champion of accessibility, inclusion and excellence in higher education. He built a diverse team of tested leaders to serve on his cabinet, and as administrators, including leaders who are the first Asian American, the first Dominican woman and the first person of South Asian descent to serve as presidents or deans of CUNY colleges.

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