Event Archive

The Third Kotak Family Distinguished Lecture

Presented by Urjit Ravindra Patel, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India

April 24, 2017

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“The Business of Global Travel”

The Sir Gordon Wu Distinguished Speaker Forum featuring Jane Sun, CEO, Ctrip

March 1, 2017

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“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

January 23, 2017

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View event video: “How Will the Trump Administration Affect India?”
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“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

December 1, 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

October 11, 2016

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“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

October 4, 2016

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“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

September 30, 2016

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“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

September 27, 2016

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

July 12, 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

June 6, 2016

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“How We Did It: Sustainable Manufacturing at Esquel”

Featuring Marjorie Yang, CEO, Esquel Group

May 5, 2016

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

May 4, 2016

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“Brand Breakout: How Emerging-Market Brands Will Go Global”

Featuring Nirmalya Kumar, Member of the Group Executive Council, Tata Sons

February 1, 2016

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“Investing in Indian Infrastructure”

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

January 22, 2016

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“Firm As a Rock: Is Bank Capital an All-Purpose Tool?”

Featuring Dr. Andreas Dombret, Deutsche Bundesbank

November 30, 2015

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“Breakable China?”

Featuring Shang-Jin Wei, Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank; and N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy

November 30, 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.

November 4, 2015

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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”


“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.

October 7, 2015

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“One Year After: Progress on Economic Reform in India”

Featuring Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister of India

June 19, 2015

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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”

May 13, 2015

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“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

May 6, 2015

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“India’s Unfinished Reforms”

Featuring Rajiv Lall, executive chairman, IDFC

April 14, 2015

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“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

April 1, 2015

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“Measuring the Impact of Innovation”

Featuring R. Gopalakrishnan, Director, Tata Sons

March 4, 2015

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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

November 24, 2014

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“Indian Health Care: Challenges and Opportunities”

Featuring Daljit Singh, president, Fortis Healthcare Ltd.

October 20, 2014

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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

October 8, 2014

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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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“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

September 15, 2014

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“Government Is Broken, and Big Business Needs to Fix It”

Featuring John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief, The Economist

September 9, 2014

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“China, India, and the Other Asia: Opportunities in Myanmar, Indonesia, and Korea”

Featuring Changyong Rhee, Director, Asia & Pacific, International Monetary Fund

June 17, 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

May 12, 2014

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“Strive to Thrive” featuring Arianna Huffington

April 14, 2014

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

April 1, 2014

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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.

March 6, 2014

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“Banking Union in Europe: Prospects and Challenges”

A Panel Discussion Featuring Vitor Gaspar and Athanasios Orphanides and moderated by Ricardo Reis, Columbia University

February 27, 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.

February 6, 2014

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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

February 5, 2014

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“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

February 4, 2014

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“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

February 3, 2014


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

November 11, 2013

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


Sir Gordon Wu Distinguished Speaker Forum

“Can China Remain a Breakout Nation?”
Featuring Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets, Morgan Stanley Investment

April 22, 2013

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Nand and Jeet Khemka Distinguished Speaker Forum

“Lessons from an Accidental Entrepreneur”
Featuring Patanjali Keswani, chairman and managing director,
Lemon Tree Hotels

March 6, 2013

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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

February 13, 2013

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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

November 28, 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.

June 11, 2012

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Nand and Jeet Khemka Distinguished Speakers Forum

Featuring Tara Thiagarajan, chairman, Madura Micro Finance

May 31, 2012

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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

May 22, 2012

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Sir Gordon Wu Distinguished Speaker Forum

Clean Energy: What Makes a Good Investment?
featuring Pin Ni, Wanxiang America Corp.

April 30, 2012

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Kissinger on China

featuring Henry Kissinger and Glenn Hubbard

April 16, 2012


Annual N.T. Wang Distinguished Lecture

Sustaining China's Economic Growth with Nicholas Lardy, Peterson Institute for International Economics

April 10, 2012

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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 23, 2012


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

February 2, 2012

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)”