Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics: Financial Turbulence and U.S. Power

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Session One:
The Global Consequences of the Crisis
Joseph S. Nye Jr., Distinguished Service Professor and Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Philip D. Zelikow, White Burkett Miller Professor of History, University of Virginia
Presider: Richard Medley, Chairman, Medley Capital Management
9:00 to 9:30 AM Breakfast Reception
9:30 to 10:45 AM Meeting

Session Two:
Fixing Finance: Reactions and Over-Reactions
Peter R. Fisher, Managing Director, BlackRock
David S. Scharfstein, Edmund Cogswell Converse Professor of Finance and Banking, Harvard Business School
Benn Steil, Director of International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider: Alan Murray, Deputy Managing Editor and Executive Editor, Online, Wall Street Journal
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Meeting

Session Three
Growth Without Bubbles
Keynote Speaker: Christina Romer, Chair, Council of Economic Advisers
Presider: Henry Kravis, Founding Partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. 
12:15 to 1:00 PM Lunch Reception
1:00 to 2:00 PM Meeting

Top Stories on CFR

Labor and Employment

The United States has long accepted hundreds of thousands of foreign workers each year, but the Trump administration has blocked many of these visas as unemployment among the domestic labor force has skyrocketed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Middle East and North Africa

New U.S. sanctions under the Caesar Act could compound the economic turmoil threatening to undo the Assad regime.


The United States has reached an agreement with the Taliban, but significant challenges, such as political power-sharing, the role of Islam, and women’s rights, remain for achieving intra-Afghan peace.