Archived Events

2013|2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

April 23, 2013

The Richman Center will present the George S. Eccles prize for excellence in economic writing

Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness food and famine? With the publication of their latest book, M.I.T. economist Daron Acemoglu and Harvard political scientist James A. Robinson argue that the key differentiator between countries is “institutions.” Nations prosper when they develop “inclusive” economic and political institutions, and they fail when those institutions become “extractive” and concentrate power and opportunity in the hands of an elite few. In a question-and-answer event moderated by Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia Business School and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Acemoglu and Robinson offer a new theory of political economy for understanding our globalized and integrated world, drawing on 15 years of research.

 

April 19, 2013

The Richman Center will host a conference on: "How Should Hydraulic Fracturing Be Regulated?"

After decades of concern about the availability and price of energy in the US, we are now looking at the potential for energy independence in future years and vast quantities of low cost energy through natural gas and oil in shale. This unexpected change derives from the expanded use of hydraulic fracturing (“fracturing or “fracking”), a technology that has been used in the energy industry for many years. While this puts the US in a whole new economically competitive stance in the world, do we know enough about this technology to allow the continued expansion of its application? Are the benefits greater than the risks? What regulatory strategies could address these risks? Who should make these regulatory choices? Who should be liable for problems and what standard should apply.

 

March 13, 2013

The Richman Center will co-sponsor Intelligence Squared Debate on "America Doesn't Need a Strong Dollar Policy"

It’s often taken for granted that America needs a strong dollar. When the value of the U.S. dollar is strong relative to other currencies, it becomes attractive to investors and allows Americans to buy foreign goods and services cheaply. But in times of recession, are we better off with a weak dollar that stimulates U.S. manufacturing by making our goods cheaper and more competitive? Or will the loss of purchasing power and currency manipulation abroad, offset the potential gains?

 

February 19, 2013

Richman Center Public Lecture Series: Cyber Threats and Cyber Security 6:15pm-7:45pm (Columbia Business School, Uris 141)

This public lecture will focus on the significant risks associated with cyber attacks on our systems and infrastructure. Our experts will address questions such as: How has the nature of this threat changed? Is technology evolving to meet the challenge? What are the legal issues surrounding this threat? What does this really mean for government policies and what can, and what is, our government doing about this? And, what is the impact of all of this on your legal rights, such as privacy, among many other questions.

 

February 4, 2013

Richman Center Public Lecture Series: The Nature of Work in the US Today and Tomorrow
6:15pm-7:45pm (Columbia Business School, Uris 141)

The recession is ending but unemployment remains high. Part time jobs, consulting assignments and other temporary forms of employment are growing. The structure of work in the US is changing. Long term positions with one employer are declining and employees can expect to have many employers over their careers. What are the implications for business, labor and society in general? What is driving this change? Is technology improving productivity but reducing the number of jobs available? Is the shift to knowledge work from manufacturing creating fundamental change? Can worker training get people back to work and who will pay for this? Our experts will explore these questions, and enlighten us with their experience and knowledge of the structure of work in the US and its direction

 

January 24, 2013

An Evening with SYRIZA
6:00pm-9:15pm

An evening with top leadership of SYRIZA, Greece’s leading opposition party, to discuss the challenges facing Greece and the Eurozone and SYRIZA’s vision for economic and financial reform

 

 

2012

 

 

November 13, 2012

The Future of American Workers
6:15pm-7:45pm (Columbia Business School; Uris Hall 142)

Professor Erik Hurst, V. Duane Rath Professor of Economics at University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Jesse Greene, Senior Fellow at the Richman Center and member of the Board of Directors at Caterpillar Inc. will discuss the Future of American Workers.

 

October 24, 2012

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate: “The Rich are Taxed Enough”
5:45pm-6:15pm Reception (Kaufman Center)
6:45pm-8:30pm Program (Kaufman Center)
8:45pm- 10:00pm- Private Dinner

 

October 9, 2012

JD/MBA Alumni Reception in DC
6:30pm- 8:30pm (National Press Club)
This event will bring together JD/MBA alumni and current students, MBA alumni, and JD alumni and feature a discussion with Chris Mayer and Andrew Stern on “The Future of the Middle Class in America,”  a discussion of issues such as the future of unions and work, inequality, and homeownership and the middle class.

 

October 2, 2012

Richman Public Lecture Series-Hurtling Towards the Financial Cliff: The Economic Consequences of Post-Election Paralysis on Taxation and Government Expenditures. A discussion with Peter Orszag
6:15pm-7:45pm Lecture (Columbia Business School; Uris Hall 142)
7:45pm-8:10pm Reception (Hepburn Lounge)
8:15pm-9:30pm Private Dinner (Calder Lounge)
This public lecture will feature Peter Orszag, Vice Chairman, Citigroup and former Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and will discuss the economic consequences of inaction on taxes and the federal expenditure cuts scheduled to go into effect.

 

September 20, 2012

JD/MBA Alumni Reception in New York
6:30pm- 8:30pm (The Westin New York at Times Square, 270 W 43rd St. New York, NY 10036)
This event will bring together JD/MBA alumni and current students, MBA alumni, and JD alumni and feature a discussion with Chris Mayer and Andrew Stern on “The Future of the Middle Class in America,”  a discussion of issues such as the future of unions and work, inequality, and homeownership and the middle class.

 

September 19, 2012 

Richman Center Public Lecture Series: Tax Policies that Might Work
6:15pm-7:45pm (Columbia Law School; room 103)
This public lecture will feature a Professor Mihir Desai (Harvard Business School), Michael Graetz (Columbia Law School) and Andrew Stern (Senior Fellow at the Richman Center and former SEIU President) on “Tax Policies that Might Work.” 

 

October 10, 2013

Global Justice Forum: Welcome Cocktail Reception
The Columbia Club, James Madison Room.
15 West 43rd Street
6:00-8:00pm

 

October 11, 2013

Global Justice Forum: Panel Discussion
Columbia Law School - Room 106
9:00am-5:45pm
Panel of experts will discuss subprime mortgage-backed securities, LIBOR, Workplace Safety and Cyber Crimes.

 

October 16, 2013

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate: “Break Up the Big Banks”
Kaufman Center
129 W. 67th Street, New York, New York 10023

5:30pm-6:30pm Private Reception (Kaufman Center; 2nd Floor)
6:45pm-8:30pm Program (Kaufman Center)
8:45pm- 10:00pm- Private Reception (A Voce, Time Warner Building)