Event Archive

March 1, 2017

“The Business of Global Travel”
The Sir Gordon Wu Distinguished Speaker Forum featuring Jane Sun, CEO, Ctrip

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January 23, 2017

“Advantage India: Breaking News on Business Research” featuring Suresh Sundresan, Chase Manhattan Bank Foundation Professor of Financial Institutions; Michael Morris, Chavkin-Chang Professor of Leadership; and Tano Santos, David L. and Elsie M. Dodd Professor of Finance, Columbia Business School

View event video: “Un-Follow the Leader” with Professor Michael Morris
View event video: “Rethinking Infrastructure Financing”
View event video: “How Will the Trump Administration Affect India?”
View event video: “5 Top Tips for Doing Business in India”
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December 1, 2016

“Israel’s New Natural Gas Discoveries: From Power Diplomacy to Gas Diplomacy”
The Ira L. Rennert Speaker Series featuring Ambassador Ron Prosor, Abba Eban Chair of International Diplomacy, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel


October 11, 2016

“Public-Private Partnerships in India: Old Challenges, New Opportunities”
The Nand and Jeet Khemka Distinguished Speaker Forum featuring Subir Gokarn, Executive Director for India, International Monetary Fund

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October 4, 2016

“Pioneering Digital and Fintech: The Story from a Market Practitioner
The Sir Gordon Wu Distinguished Speaker Forum featuring George Tan, senior vice president and MetLife Inc., and CEO and director at MetLife China

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September 30, 2016

“Trade Issues Today”
Cosponsored by the School of International and Public Affairs, the Center for Global Economic Governance, and the Deepak and Neera Raj Center on Economic Policies

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Read “Why Trade Is in Trouble”
View the video: “Why Trade Is Not a Zero-Sum Game”
View the video: “How Trade Boosts National Security”


September 27, 2016

“Israel as Startup Nation: Innovation in Counterterrorism”
The Ira L. Rennert Speaker Series featuring Ambassador Ron Prosor, Abba Eban Chair of International Diplomacy, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel

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July 12, 2016

Dr. John (Iannis) Mourmouas, Senior Deputy Governor, Bank of Greece


June 6, 2016

“Startup Nation: How Israel Turned Its Liabilities Into Assets”
The Ira L. Rennert Speaker Series featuring Ambassador Ron Prosor, Abba Eban Chair of International Diplomacy, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel

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May 5, 2016

“How We Did It: Sustainable Manufacturing at Esquel”
featuring Marjorie Yang, CEO, Esquel Group

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May 4, 2016

“The 2016 Eccles Prize for Economic Writing featuring Ben Bernanke”

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February 1, 2016

“Brand Breakout: How Emerging-Market Brands Will Go Global”
featuring Nirmalya Kumar, Member of the Group Executive Council, Tata Sons

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January 22, 2016

“Investing in Infrastructure in India”
featuring H. Bala, Managing Director, India, Xylem, Incl; Zarin Daruwala, President, Wholesale Banking Group, ICICI Bank; Alok Kshirsagar, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Co.; Sumant Sinha, Founding CEO, ReNew Power; Suresh Sundaresan, Chase Manhattan Bank Foundation Professor of Financial Institutions, and Director, India Business Initiative, Columbia Business School

Read the event write-up: “Innovating on the Cheap”
Read the event write-up: “Healthcare in India: On the Brink”
Read the event write-up: “Revving Up India’s Medical Machine”
Watch the video: Why Frugal Innovation Isn’t Cheap
Watch the video: How the Private Sector Can Help Indian Health Care
Watch the video: Making a Profit versus Solving a Problem
Watch the video: “How Much Should We Spend on Health Care?”
Watch the video: “The Role of Business in Eradicating Tuberculosis”
Watch the video: “The Key to Making Universal Healthcare in India a Reality”
Watch the video: “How to Innovate Selflessly”


November 30, 2015

“Firm as a Rock: Is bank capital an all-purpose tool?”
featuring Dr. Andreas Dombret, Deutsche Bundesbank

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November 30, 2015

“Breakable China?”
featuring Shang-Jin Wei, Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank; and N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy


November 4, 2015

“Caring for Millions: Lessons from India’s Health Care Challenges and Solutions”
featuring Balram Bhargava, All India Institute of Medical Sciences; Donald Landry, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center; Nachiket Mor, CARE India; Thulasiraj Ravilla, LAICO - Aravind Eye Care System; Srinath Reddy, Public Health Foundation of India; Neil Schluger, Columbia University Medical Center; Ashok Seth, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute.

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Read the event write-up: “Innovating on the Cheap”
Read the event write-up: “Health Care in India: On the Brink”
Read the event write-up: “Revving Up India’s Medical Machine”
Watch the video: “Why Frugal Innovation Isn’t Cheap”
Watch the video: “How the Private Sector Can Help Indian Healthcare”
Watch the Video: “Making a Profit versus Solving a Problem”
Watch the video: “How Much Should We Spend on Health Care?”
Watch the video: “The Role of Business in Eradicating Tuberculosis”
Watch the video: “The Key to Making Universal Health Care in India a Reality”
Watch the video: “How to Innovate Selflessly”


October 7, 2015

“The New Normal in China’s Economy and Financial Industry”
featuring Weihua Ma, former president and CEO of China Merchants Bank; currently chairman of the National Fund for Technology Transfer and Commercialization in China.

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June 19, 2015

“One Year After: Progress on Economic Reform in India”
featuring Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister of India

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May 13, 2015

The 2015 George S. Eccles Award for Excellence in Economic Writing
Presented to Bruce Greenwald and Joseph E. Stiglitz for “Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress”

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May 6, 2015

“China-US Relations: An Unsustainable Codependency”
The Sir Gordon Wu Distinguished Speaker Forum
featuring Stephen Roach, Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute of Global Affairs at Yale School of Management

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April 14, 2015

“India’s Unfinished Reforms”
featuring Rajiv Lall, executive chairman, IDFC

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April 1, 2015

“The Economic Outlook for Asia”
featuring Shang-Jin Wei, N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy, Columbia Business School, and Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank

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March 4, 2015

“Measuring the Impact of Innovation”
featuring R. Gopalakrishnan, Director, Tata Sons

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View a video of Mr. Gopalakrishnan on “The Bonsai Manager’
View a video of Mr. Gopalakrishnan on “Why Management Is a Performing Art”
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November 24, 2014

The Sir Gordon Wu Distinguished Speaker Forum

“Rediscovering the Art of Brand Marketing in China’s Digital Age”
featuring Tom Doctoroff, CEO, JWT Asia Pacific

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October 20, 2014

“Indian Health Care: Challenges and Opportunities”
featuring Daljit Singh, president, Fortis Healthcare Ltd.

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October 8, 2014

The N.T. Wang Distinguished Speakers Forum
“The Chinese Economy: Boom or Bust?”
featuring Lawrence J. Lau, professor of economic, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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October 6, 2014

The Nand and Jeet Khemka Distinguished Speakers Forum
“Economic Outlook for the New Governement: Acche Din (Good Days?)"
featuring Adil Zainulbhai, senior advisor to McKinsey & Co, India, and chairman, Quality Council of India

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September 15, 2014

“What the Modi Government Must Do to Transform India Into a Modern Economy”
Featuring Arvind Panagariya, Professor of Economics & Jagdish Bhagwati Profesor of Indian Political Economy; Director of the Program on Indian Economic Policies, Columbia University

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September 9, 2014

“Government Is Broken, and Big Business Needs to Fix It”
Featuring John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief, The Economist

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June 17, 2014

“China, India, and the Other Asia: Opportunities in Myanmar, Indonesia, and Korea”
Featuring Changyong Rhee, Director, Asia & Pacific, International Monetary Fund


May 12, 2014

The George S. Eccles Speaker Forum in Economics
“Why Growth Matters”
Featuring Columbia University professors Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya
Moderated by Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia Business School

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April 14, 2014

“Strive to Thrive” featuring Arianna Huffington

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April 1, 2014

“Tunisia’s Transition to Democracy: A Discussion with Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa”

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March 6, 2014

The Wu Distinguished Speaker Forum
“Hong Kong at a Crossroad: What strategic choices does it have amid China's internationalization?”
Charles Li, chief executive, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd.

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February 27, 2014

“Banking Union in Europe: Prospects and Challenges”
A Panel Discussion Featuring Vitor Gaspar and Athanasios Orphanides and moderated by Ricardo Reis, Columbia University


February 6, 2014

“Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit”
A book event and discussion featuring Charles Calomiris, Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions, Columbia Business School. Moderated by Robert Samuelson, columnist, The Washington Post.

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February 5, 2014

The Fourth Annual N.T. Wang Distinguished Lecture: “Urbanization and Land Ownership Reform in China”
Featuring Qiren Zhou, Professor of Economics, National School of Development, Peking University

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February 4, 2014

“Predicting the Future of the World Economy”

Jacob Frenkel, chairman, JPMorganChase International
Glenn Hubbard, dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School,
Ruchir Sharma, Head of Emerging Markets and Global Macro, Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Joseph Stiglitz, University Professor, Columbia University
Shang-Jin Wei, NT Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy; Director of the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business, Columbia Business School

Presented by the Chazen Institute of International Business with media partner Foreign Affairs

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February 3, 2014

“Financial Inclusion in India — Is It Finally Possible?”
Nachiket Mor, Chair, Reserve Bank of India’s Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Businesses and Low-Income Households

Moderated by:
Suresh Sundaresan
Chase Manhattan Bank Professor of Economics and Finance, Columbia Business School


November 11, 2013

The Future of the World Economy: The Emerging Market Stories

featuring
Guillermo Calvo, Professor of International and Public Affairs; Director of the Program in Economic Policy Management, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
Adnan Mazarei, Deputy Director for the Middle East and Central Asia, International Monetary Fund
Arvind Panagariya, Jagdish N. Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
Jan Svejnar, James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy; Director of the Center for Global Economic Governance, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
Shang-Jin Wei, NT Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy; Director of the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business, Columbia Business School

View a video excerpt: “The Aftermath of the Arab Spring”
View a video excerpt: “Why Falling Housing Prices Won’t Sink China’s Economy”


April 22, 2013

Sir Gordon Wu Distinguished Speaker Forum
“Can China Remain a Breakout Nation?”
Featuring Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets, Morgan Stanley Investment

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March 6, 2013

Nand and Jeet Khemka Distinguished Speaker Forum
“Lessons from an Accidental Entrepreneur”
Featuring Patanjali Keswani, chairman and managing director,
Lemon Tree Hotels

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February 13, 2013

World Economy Symposium

Featuring:
David Beim, Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Business School
Richard Clarida, C. Lowell Harriss Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Department of Economics, Columbia University
Glenn Hubbard, Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics and dean of Columbia Business School
José Antonio Ocampo, Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate and University Professor, Columbia University
Shang-Jin Wei, N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy; and director, Chazen Institute of International Business, Columbia Business School

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November 28, 2012

N.T. Wang Distinguished Lecture
The Future of Chinese Growth: An Insider’s View
Featuring Liu Shijin, vice minister, Development Research Center of the State Council of China


June 11, 2012

The Economic and Political Impact of China's Overseas Direct Investment
featuring Jeffrey Sachs, director, The Earth Institute; Ilan Alon, director of the China and India Centers at Rollins College; Yiping Huang, professor of economics, China Center for Economic Research at Peking University; Greg Mills, director, Brenthurst Foundation; Douglas Ritchie, CEO, Rio Tinto; Daniel Rosen, partner, Rhodium Group; Yao Yang.

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May 31, 2012

Nand and Jeet Khemka Distinguished Speakers Forum
featuring Tara Thiagarajan, chairman, Madura Micro Finance

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May 22, 2012

China Business Initiative Spring Forum
Innovation and Transformation
featuring Xiaobing Chang, chairman and CEO, China Unicom; Richard H. Neiman, vice chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers; John M. Paterson, chief procurement officer, IBM; Henry Zhao, CEO, Harvest Funds Management

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April 30, 2012

Sir Gordon Wu Distinguished Speaker Forum
Clean Energy: What Makes a Good Investment?
featuring Pin Ni, Wanxiang America Corp.

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April 16 2012

Kissinger on China
featuring Henry Kissinger and Glenn Hubbard


April 10, 2012

Annual N.T. Wang Distinguished Lecture
Sustaining China's Economic Growth with Nicholas Lardy, Peterson Institute for International Economics

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February 23, 2012

Nand and Jeet Khemka Distinguished Speaker Forum
Evolution of Indian Real Estate: Opportunities and Challenges
with Chetan Dave, president and CEO of IDFC Real Estate Investments


February 2, 2012

Understanding the Euro Crisis:
How We Got Into This Mess and Where We're Heading

Download a PDF of Shang-Jin Wei's opening remarks
Download a PDF of David Beim's slides on “Foundations of the Euro Crisis”
Download a PDF of Emi Nakamura's slides on “EMU: Macroeconomic Costs and Benefits”
Download a PDF of Michael Johannes's slides on “Thoughts on the European Credit Crisis”
Download a PDF of Shang-Jin Wei's slides on “The Euro-area Crisis: Impact on Asia (and Other Regions)”