Halftime in America: Is a Competitive Renaissance Beginning?
The Byron Wien Lecture on Financial History
Nancy R. Lazar, David A. Moss, Robert Wolf, Byron R. Wien (moderator)
Tue, October 23rd, 2012 | 7:30 pm
(Members $18)


The United States emerged as the world’s sole superpower after the collapse of the Soviet Union. But as foreign economies rapidly expand and investments move overseas, America now finds itself in an increasingly competitive world. Facing myriad concerns, including high unemployment and a ballooning national debt, how can the United States reassert itself as a formidable competitor and innovator on the international stage?


Nancy R. Lazar is Vice Chairman and Co-founder of International Strategy and Investment (ISI). David A. Moss is the John G. McLean Professor of Business Administration and Unit Head of Business, Government and the International Economy at Harvard Business School. Robert Wolf is CEO of 32 Advisors, LLC, and former Chairman and CEO, UBS Americas. Byron R. Wien (moderator) is Vice Chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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