16 March 2017 12:15

Saïd Business School is thrilled to announce Lawrence H. Summers, American economist and former Director of the National Economic Council for President Obama, will be in conversation with Dean Peter Tufano at the School on Thursday 16 March.  Lawrence H. Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus of Harvard University.

During the past two decades, he has served in a series of senior policy positions in Washington, D.C., including the 71st Secretary of the Treasury for President Clinton, Director of the National Economic Council for President Obama and Vice President of Development Economics and Chief Economist of the World Bank. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975 and was awarded a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1982. In 1983, he became one of the youngest individuals in recent history to be named as a tenured member of the Harvard University faculty. In 1987, Mr. Summers became the first social scientist ever to receive the annual Alan T. Waterman Award of the National Science Foundation (NSF), and in 1993 he was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal, given every two years to the outstanding American economist under the age of 40. He is currently the Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University and the Weil Director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government at Harvard’s Kennedy School. He and his wife Elisa New, a professor of English at Harvard, reside in Brookline with their six children.

About the event: The seminar is open for anyone to attend and will take place at Saïd Business School on Thursday 16 March 2017. We expect a very high level of interest to this event and will be running overflow rooms for additional delegates to watch proceedings after the main plenary room has been filled. Please remember that registration is required to attend this event. On this occasion, you will be allowed to bring a cold packed lunch into the lecture theatre. Please bring/buy well ahead of the start time. Please note that filming, live streaming and photography will be taking place during this event. By entering and participating you are giving your permission to be recorded and for the School to use the media in the future.

For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/distinguished-speaker-seminar-lawrence-h-summers-registration-32400978198

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