Virtual Meeting

Bernard L. Schwartz Lecture With Ajay Banga

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
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Executive Chairman, Mastercard; Chair, International Chamber of Congress; CFR Member


Dean Emeritus and William R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Finance, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University; CFR Member

Ajay Banga discusses sustainable economic recovery, the World Trade Organization and international standards for trade, and policies to promote financial inclusion and address the digital divide among communities with and without access to technology.

This meeting was rescheduled from April 8, 2021.

The Bernard L. Schwartz Annual Lecture on Economic Growth and Foreign Policy was established in 2002 and is funded by Bernard L. Schwartz, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Loral Space and Communications. The lecture focuses on two areas: the evolution of the relationship between business and government in the making of foreign policy, and ways for government to make better use of business in solving foreign policy problems.

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