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Sebastian Mallaby

Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics

Expertise

Globalization, finance, monetary policy, hedge funds.

Programs

Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies

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Video Speaker: Sebastian Mallaby

The next U.S. president will have to navigate between grand ambition and the realities of the world economy, says CFR international economics expert Sebastian Mallaby. This video is part of a special Council on Foreign Relations series that explores the top foreign policy issues debated in the run-up to the 2012 elections.

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Preventing the Spread of Greece's Crisis

Speaker: Sebastian Mallaby

Sebastian Mallaby, Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, says Greece is nearing a turning point in its debt crisis. Mallaby predicts that "Greece is going to have to default, it's going to have to be restructured in its debt," and argues that policy-makers need to "prevent the fire from spreading out of Greece and causing trouble all across the eurozone."

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Current Projects

The Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics

Staff: Sebastian Mallaby, Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics
May 12, 2009—Present

This endowed annual symposium was established in 2008 through the generosity of a gift from CFR member Stephen C. Freidheim, CIO and managing partner of Cyrus Capital Partners. The symposium addresses any of the broad spectrum of issues affecting Wall Street and international economics.

World Economic Update Series

Staff: Sebastian Mallaby, Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics
January 1, 2000—Present

A spirited exchange among chief economists and leading financial analysts, the WEU highlights the quarter's most important signals and emerging trends. Discussions cover changes in the global marketplace with special emphasis on current economic events and their implications for U.S. policy.

High-Level Roundtable Series on International Economics

Staff: Sebastian Mallaby, Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics
April 2010—Present

This roundtable series brings together senior financial experts from the private sector and the academic world to discuss ideas presented by a guest speaker on a pressing topic in international economics.

Roundtable on Global Economics

Director: Sebastian Mallaby, Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics
October 1, 2001—Present

This roundtable series brings together key players from the private markets, government, Federal Reserve, IMF, World Bank, and think tanks to discuss pressing policy issues in international economics. The group, which meets monthly, has so far discussed issues such as the impact of terrorism on economic prospects, the outlook for emerging markets, and U.S. trade policy.

Past Projects

CGS Director's Roundtable Series

Director: Sebastian Mallaby, Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics
January 2007—Present

This roundtable series brings together policymakers, scholars, and journalists to explore current policy challenges that have both economic and national security dimensions.

CFR Events

Corporate Meeting ⁄ New York

World Economic Update

Speakers:

Lewis Alexander, Managing Director and Chief U.S. Economist, Nomura Securities International Inc., Peter R. Fisher, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Business and Government, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, Vincent Raymond Reinhart, Managing Director and Chief U.S. Economist, Morgan Stanley

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
May 7, 2014 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

World Economic Update

Speakers:

Lewis Alexander, Managing Director and Chief U.S. Economist, Nomura Securities International Inc., Peter R. Fisher, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Business and Government, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, Vincent Raymond Reinhart, Managing Director and Chief U.S. Economist, Morgan Stanley

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
May 7, 2014 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

World Economic Update

Speakers:

Lewis Alexander, Managing Director and Chief U.S. Economist, Nomura Securities International Inc., Takatoshi Ito, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo; Former Deputy Vice Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan, Vincent Raymond Reinhart, Managing Director and Chief U.S. Economist, Morgan Stanley

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
February 27, 2014 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

World Economic Update

Speakers:

Lewis Alexander, Managing Director and Chief U.S. Economist, Nomura Securities International Inc, Vincent Raymond Reinhart, Managing Director and Chief U.S. Economist, Morgan Stanley, Nemat Shafik, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
October 29, 2013 8:00-8:15 a.m. - Breakfast
8:15-9:15 a.m. - Meeting

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Corporate Meeting

World Economic Update

Speakers:

Lewis Alexander, Managing Director and Chief U.S. Economist, Nomura Securities International Inc, Vincent Raymond Reinhart, Managing Director and Chief U.S. Economist, Morgan Stanley, Nemat Shafik, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
October 29, 2013 8:15-9:15 a.m. - Meeting

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Corporate Meeting

Foreign Affairs Media Call on the Nomination of Janet Yellen to Chair the Federal Reserve

Speakers:

Martin S. Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Adam S. Posen, President, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
October 10, 2013

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

World Economic Update

Speakers:

Lewis Alexander, Managing Director and U.S. Chief Economist, Nomura; Former Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Former Chief Economist, Citigroup, Simeon Djankov, Visiting Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Bulgaria; Former Chief Economist for Finance, The World Bank, Vincent Raymond Reinhart, Chief U.S. Economist, Morgan Stanley; Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research; Former Director, Division of Monetary Affairs, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
June 17, 2013 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

World Economic Update

Speakers:

Lewis Alexander, Managing Director and United States Chief Economist, Nomura; Former Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Former Chief Economist, Citigroup, Kathy Bostjancic, Director for Macroeconomic Analysis, The Conference Board, Vincent Raymond Reinhart, Chief U.S. Economist, Morgan Stanley; Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research; Former Director, Division of Monetary Affairs, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
January 23, 2013 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

World Economic Update

Speakers:

Lewis Alexander, Managing Director and United States Chief Economist, Nomura; Former Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Former Chief Economist, Citigroup, John P. Lipsky, Distinguished Visiting Scholar, International Economics Program, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Vincent Raymond Reinhart, Chief U.S. Economist, Morgan Stanley; Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research; Former Director, Division of Monetary Affairs, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
September 6, 2012 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

World Economic Update

Speakers:

Lewis Alexander, Managing Director and United States Chief Economist, Nomura; Former Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Former Chief Economist, Citigroup, Joyce Chang, Global Head of Emerging Markets and Credit Research, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Vincent Raymond Reinhart, Chief U.S. Economist, Morgan Stanley; Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research; Former Director, Division of Monetary Affairs, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
April 4, 2012 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

World Economic Update

Speakers:

Richard Bernstein, Chief Executive Officer, Richard Bernstein Advisors; Former Chief Investment Strategist, Merrill Lynch & Co., Lewis Alexander, Managing Director and United States Chief Economist, Nomura; Former Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Former Chief Economist, Citigroup, Diane Swonk, Chief Economist and Senior Managing Director, Mesirow Financial

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
December 8, 2011 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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Conference Panel Session

An Overview of the Global Debt Crisis

Speaker:

Alan Greenspan, President, Greenspan Associates LLC; Former Chairman, Federal Reserve Board

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
November 10, 2011 8:00-9:30 a.m.

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

World Economic Update

Speakers:

Lewis Alexander, Former Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Former Chief Economist, Citigroup, Bruce C. Kasman, Chief Economist and Managing Director of Global Research, J.P. Morgan, Stephen S. Roach, Non-Executive Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia; Senior Lecturer and Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale School of Management

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
September 13, 2011 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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Corporate Meeting

Listen-Only Teleconference: World Economic Update

Speakers:

Lewis Alexander, Former Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Former Chief Economist, Citigroup, Bruce C. Kasman, Chief Economist and Managing Director of Global Research, J.P. Morgan, Stephen S. Roach, Non-Executive Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia; Senior Lecturer and Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale School of Management

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
September 13, 2011 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

World Economic Update

Speakers:

Peter R. Fisher, Managing Director, BlackRock, Inc.; Former Undersecretary for Domestic Finance, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Desmond Lachman, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research; Former Managing Director and Chief Emerging Market Economic Strategist, Salomon Smith Barney, Peter R. Orszag, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Vice Chairman, Global Banking, Citigroup, Inc.; Former Director, Office of Management and Budget, The White House

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
March 16, 2011 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

Charter Cities: New Options for the Bottom Billion

Speaker:

Paul Romer, Henry Kaufman Visiting Professor, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University; Senior Fellow, Center for International Development and Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
January 24, 2011 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

World Economic Update

Speakers:

James D. Grant, Owner and Editor, Grant's Interest Rate Observer, Richard C. Koo, Chief Economist, Nomura Research Institute, Ltd., Ronald Temple, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager/Analyst, Lazard Asset Management

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
December 8, 2010 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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Conference Panel Session

Currency Wars, Capital Controls, and the Outlook for the International Monetary System

Discussants:

Ajay Shah, Professor, National Institute for Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi, Alan M. Taylor, Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley; Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for the Evolution of the Global Economy, University of California, Davis, Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, Money, Markets, and Sovereignty

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics,, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite
November 17, 2010

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Conference Panel Session

Currency Wars, Capital Controls, and the Outlook for the International Monetary System

Speakers:

Ajay Shah, Professor, National Institute for Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi, Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director of Interntional Economics, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, Money, Markets, and Sovereignty, Alan M. Taylor, Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley; Professor of Economics and Director, Center for the Evolution of the Global Economy, University of California, Davis

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite
November 17, 2010 8:00-9:45 a.m.

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Academic Conference Call

The History of Hedge Funds

Speaker:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Irina A. Faskianos, Vice President, National Program & Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations
October 28, 2010

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

World Economic Update

Speakers:

Jacob A. Frenkel, Chairman, JPMorgan Chase International; Chairman, Group of 30 (G30), Stephen S. Roach, Non-Executive Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia; Senior Lecturer and Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale School of Management

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, and Deputy Director of Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
September 16, 2010 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite

Speaker:

Sebastian Mallaby, Author, More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite; Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Chrystia Freeland, Global Editor-at-Large, Thomson Reuters
June 21, 2010 5:30-6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00-7:00 p.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

"More Money than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite"

Speaker:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, “More Money than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite”

Presider:

Jessica P. Einhorn, Dean, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University
June 16, 2010 6:00-6:30 p.m. - Reception
6:30-7:30 p.m. - Meeting

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Corporate Meeting ⁄ New York

Risk Spotting at Bloomberg

Speakers:

Alan S. Blinder, Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University, Jami Miscik, President and Vice-Chairman, Kissinger Associates Inc., Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations, Jonathan Weil, Columnist, Bloomberg News

Moderator:

Eric Schatzker, Bloomberg Television
June 7, 2010 5:30-6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00-7:15 p.m. - Meeting
7:15-8:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

World Economic Update

Speakers:

Joyce Chang, Managing Director, Global Head of Emerging Markets and Credit Research, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Mickey Levy, Chief Economist, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Dean Maki, Managing Director and Chief U.S. Economist, Barclays Capital

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
June 3, 2010 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

Reforming Global Finance: The Squam Lake Papers

Speakers:

Martin N. Baily, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution; Senior Adviser, McKinsey & Company; Former Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers, Kenneth R. French, Carl E. and Catherine M. Heidt Professor of Finance, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, Matthew J. Slaughter, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Globalization, Council on Foreign Relations; Associate Dean for the MBA Program and Professor of International Economics, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, and Deputy Director of Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
May 26, 2009 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Meeting

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Conference Panel Session

The Global Consequences of the Crisis

Introductory Speaker:

Sebastian Mallaby, Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

Joseph S. Nye Jr., Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Philip D. Zelikow, University of Virginia

Presider:

Richard Medley, Medley Capital Management
May 12, 2009 9:00-10:45 a.m.

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Conference Panel Session

The United States and the Future of Global Governance: The Financial Crisis and Global Financial and Monetary Cooperation

Speakers:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, and Deputy Director of Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Steven Dunaway, Adjunct Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel W. Drezner, Professor of International Politics, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Moderator:

Michael J. Elliott, Editor, Time International
May 7, 2009 - May 8, 2009

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The Financial Crisis: Long Term Implications

Speakers:

Greg Ip, U.S. Economics Editor, The Economist, David Leonhardt, Columnist, The New York Times, Sebastian Mallaby, Director, R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies; Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Kevin Nealer, Partner, The Scowcroft Group
October 3, 2008 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Meeting

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Corporate Meeting

Wall Street in Crisis

Speakers:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies; Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics; Deputy Director of Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Roger M. Kubarych, Henry Kaufman Adjunct Senior Fellow for International Economics and Finance, Council on Foreign Relations
September 18, 2008 10:00-10:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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Conference Call ⁄ New York

New York Telephone Conference Call: Wall Street in Crisis

Speakers:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, and Deputy Director of Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Roger M. Kubarych, Henry Kaufman Adjunct Senior Fellow for International Economics and Finance, Council on Foreign Relations
September 18, 2008 10:00-10:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

Global Economic Trends: The Credit Crunch

Speaker:

George Soros, Chairman, Soros Fund Management LLC; Author, "The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crash of 2008 and What It Means"

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies; Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow, International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
May 7, 2008 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Meeting

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Academic Conference Call

Update on the Global Economy

Speaker:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Deputy Director of Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Irina A. Faskianos, Vice President, National Program & Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations
April 10, 2008

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Symposium ⁄ Washington

A Foreign Policy Mandate? Thirty Years of Oil and Gas (Session 1)

Speakers:

David L. Goldwyn, President, Goldwyn International Strategies, J. Robinson West, Chairman, PFC Energy

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Deputy Director of Studies, and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
March 13, 2007 8:30-9:45 a.m. - Meeting

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Symposium ⁄ Washington

The Range of the Possible: Energy Alternatives in the Market (Session 2)

Speakers:

John E. Bryson, Chairman and CEO, Edison International; cofounder, Natural Resources Defense Council, Vijay Vaitheeswaran, Correspondent, The Economist; Author of "POWER TO THE PEOPLE"

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Deputy Director of Studies, and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
March 13, 2007 10:00-11:15 a.m. - Meeting

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Symposium ⁄ Washington

What Next? Government Action and the Policy Puzzle (Session 3)

Speakers:

Brian Bilbray, Member, U.S. House of Representatives (R-CA), James E. Rogers, Chairman, President and CEO, Duke Energy, Timothy E. Wirth, President, United Nations Foundation

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Deputy Director of Studies, and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
March 13, 2007 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Meeting

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Symposium ⁄ Washington

Energy Policy and the Search for Alternatives: Keynote Address (Session 4)

Speaker:

James E. Rogers, Chairman, President and CEO, Duke Energy

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Deputy Director of Studies, and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
March 13, 2007 12:30-1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Bio

Sebastian Mallaby is the Paul A. Volcker senior fellow for international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). An experienced journalist and public speaker, Mr. Mallaby is also a contributing editor for the Financial Times and served previously as a columnist and editorial board member at the Washington Post. His interests cover a wide variety of domestic and international issues, including financial markets, the implications of the rise of newly emerging powers, and the intersection of economics and international relations. In addition to his monthly column for the Financial Times, his recent writing has been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Atlantic Monthly.

Mr. Mallaby's latest book More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite was released in June 2010. New York Times columnist David Brooks has called it "superb." Washington Post columnist Steve Pearlstein has called it "the definitive history of the hedge fund history, a compelling narrative full of larger-than-life characters and dramatic tales of their financial triumphs and reversals." More Money Than God was the recipient of the 2011 Loeb Prize, a finalist in the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs prize, and a New York Times bestseller. Mr. Mallaby's previous books are The World's Banker (2004), a portrait of the World Bank under James Wolfensohn, which was named as an "Editor's Choice" by the New York Times; and After Apartheid (1992), which was named by the New York Times as a "Notable Book." An essay in the Financial Times said of The World's Banker, "Mallaby's book may well be the most hilarious depiction of a big organization and its controversial boss since Michael Lewis's, Liar's Poker."

Before joining the Post in 1999, Mr. Mallaby spent thirteen years with the Economist. While at the Economist, he worked in London, where he wrote about foreign policy and international finance; in Africa, where he covered Nelson Mandela's release and the collapse of apartheid; and in Japan, where he covered the breakdown of the country's political and economic consensus. Between 1997 and 1999, Mr. Mallaby was the Economist's Washington bureau chief and wrote the magazine's weekly Lexington column on American politics and foreign policy. His Foreign Affairs essay on failed states in 2002 was cited by commentators in the New York Times, Financial Times, and Time Magazine. He is a two-time Pulitzer prize finalist: once for editorials on Darfur and once for a series on economic inequality.

Mr. Mallaby was educated at Oxford. He graduated in 1986 with a First Class degree in modern history.

Languages:

French (fluent)