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The Economic Club of New York is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonpolitical organization dedicated to the discussion of today’s most important social, economic and political questions. Since 1907, the Club has welcomed more than 1,000 speakers - business leaders, U.S. presidents, innovators, luminaries, statesmen and academics.read more
Our members are among the top business leaders in the nation, interested in vigorous and ongoing discussion about issues that advance both our nation and the global economy. They are distinguished in the areas of finance, technology, law, government, academe, media, healthcare, and other economic sectors.read more
Our Fellows Program recruits potential future Club members who have shown leadership and commitment to the Club’s ideals and provides programming to foster the growth of these outstanding individuals.read more
We are partnering with the Economic Clubs of Chicago and Washington, D.C. to expand the opportunities for members. Members can now attend our sister clubs’ events and engage with the distinguished memberships in both cities.
Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, The Economic Club of New York will suspend all in-person ticketed events as needed. Some events will be livestreamed and others will be postponed to a future date. Please watch this page for future updates. We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our members and guests, while delivering high-quality and informative events.
2020 Upcoming Programs
Jeffrey W. Ubben
June 3, 2020
Jeffrey W. Ubben is a Founder and the Chairman of ValueAct Capital where he is Co-Portfolio Manager of the ValueAct Spring Fund. Mr. Ubben is the former Chief Investment Officer of ValueAct Capital and is a member of the firm's Management Committee. Mr. Ubben is a director of The AES Corporation, where he is a member of the Compensation and Financial Audit Committees, of AppHarvest, and of Nikola Corporation.
Robert E. Lighthizer
June 4, 2020
Robert E. Lighthizer was sworn in as the 18th United States Trade Representative (USTR) on May 15, 2017. An experienced trade negotiator and litigator, Ambassador Lighthizer brings a history of tough U.S. trade enforcement and a record of standing up for American workers, farmers, manufacturers, and businesses.
Paul Tudor JonesJune 9, 2020
Paul Jones is founder, Co-Chairman, Chief Investment Officer and the controlling principal of Tudor Investment Corporation, which he formed in 1980. Tudor is part of the Tudor Group, affiliated companies engaged in trading across global fixed income, equity, currency and commodity markets for an international client base.
Ellen ZentnerJune 11, 2020
Ellen Zentner is Chief US Economist and a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, joining in 2013 from Nomura Securities International. Ellen serves on the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee (TBAC), the Economic Advisory Panel for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as well as the American Bankers’ Association, and is Chair of SIFMA’s Economic Advisory Roundtable.
Elena Botelho & Bill McNabbJune 18, 2020
Elena Lytkina Botelho is a New York Times bestselling author of The CEO Next Door and Partner at ghSMART. Elena advises world’s leading CEOs and boards to accelerate their performance and support CEO transitions. This research is featured on the cover of Harvard Business Review where Elena is a regular contributor, TEDxUPenn and leading CEO forums.
Bill McNabb is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Vanguard. He joined Vanguard in 1986. In 2008, he became chief executive officer; in 2010, he became chairman of the board of directors and the board of trustees. He stepped down as chief executive officer at the end of 2017 and as chairman at the end of 2018.
Lawrence H. SummersJune 24, 2020
Lawrence H. Summers is President Emeritus of Harvard University. During the past two decades he has served in a series of senior policy positions, including Vice President of development economics and chief economist of the World Bank, Undersecretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, Director of the National Economic Council for the Obama Administration from 2009 to 2011, and Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, from 1999 to 2001.
Women in Business
POSTPONED. NEW DATE TBD
Half-day forum on the systemic role the investment community can play in accelerating innovation financing and gender equality in the workplace.
Robert J. Shiller
POSTPONED. NEW DATE TBD.
Robert J. Shiller is Sterling Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University, and Professor of Finance and Fellow at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management. He has written on financial markets, financial innovation, behavioral economics, macroeconomics, real estate, statistical methods, and on public attitudes, opinions, and moral judgments regarding markets.
POSTPONED. NEW DATE TBD.
Jerome H. Powell took office as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on February 5, 2018, for a four-year term. Mr. Powell also serves as Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, the System's principal monetary policymaking body. Mr. Powell has served as a member of the Board of Governors since taking office on May 25, 2012, to fill an unexpired term. He was reappointed to the Board and sworn in on June 16, 2014, for a term ending January 31, 2028.
POSTPONED. NEW DATE TBD
Anna Wintour has held the position of Editor-in-Chief of Vogue since July 1988, and was named Artistic Director of Condé Nast in March 2013.During her tenure at Condé Nast, Ms. Wintour has been actively involved in philanthropic fundraising, particularly for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, for which she has raised more than $200 million for the museum. She serves as an Elective Trustee of the institution.
Lawrence A. Kudlow
POSTPONED. NEW DATE TBD
Lawrence A. Kudlow serves as Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council. He leads the coordination of President Donald J. Trump's domestic and global economic policy agenda.
July 20, 2020
Bobby Kotick is Chief Executive Officer of Activision Blizzard. Over the course of nearly 30 years under his leadership, Activision Blizzard has grown to become the world’s most successful interactive entertainment company. The company has over 400 million players in 196 countries and some of the most iconic entertainment franchises, including Call of Duty, Candy Crush, Guitar Hero, Overwatch and World of Warcraft. Activision Blizzard is a member of the S&P 500, the Fortune 500 and is one of Fortune’s Most Admired companies.
July 22, 2020
David Solomon is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Previously, he was president and chief operating officer and prior to that, he served as co-head of the Investment Banking Division from 2006 to 2016. Before that, David was global head of the Financing Group, which includes all capital markets and derivative products for the firm’s corporate clients. He joined Goldman Sachs as a partner in 1999.
October 7, 2020
Henry Kissinger, Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc. and 56th Secretary of State has been elected by the Economic Club of New York to receive the fifth Award for Leadership Excellence. Dr. Kissinger will receive the award and speak to The Club.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2020
Mark D. Arian
Chief Executive Officer, Korn Ferry Consulting
Vice Chairman, CEO and Board Services for Korn Ferry, Korn Ferry
MONDAY, MAY 4, 2020
Lawrence H. Summers
Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus of Harvard University
71st Secretary of the Treasury
TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2020
Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg News
Political Editor, The Economist
in the news
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Monday May 18, 2020
Tuesday May 12, 2020
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