The Financial Crisis: The United States and Europe After the Storm

Speaker:
Giuliano Amato Prime Minister of Italy, 1992-1993 and 2000-2001; Minister of the Treasury of Italy, 1987-1989 and 1999-2000
Presider:
James F. Hoge Jr. Peter G. Peterson Chair and Editor, Foreign Affairs
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