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A Conversation With Lawrence H. Summers

  • February 3, 2016

Overview

Larry Summers has been recognized as one of the world’s most influential thinkers by Time and The Economist.

He is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard University. He served as the 71st secretary of the Treasury for President Clinton and the director of the National Economic Council for President Obama. In his speeches, Financial Times column and public commentary, he continues to forward the debate on national and global economic policy, as well as speak out on important issues such as anti-Semitism on campus. Join us at 92Y for a wide-ranging conversation with Summers about today’s most pressing issues.

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Bio

Lawrence H. Summers

  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 and Director of the National Economic Council for President Obama. Mr. Summers received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975 and after completing his dissertation, “An Asset-Price Approach to Capital Income Taxation,” he was awarded a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1982. He then went to Washington, D.C. as a domestic policy economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. In 1983, he returned to Harvard as a professor of economics, and became one of the youngest individuals in recent history to be named as a tenured member of the University’s faculty. In 1987, Mr. Summers became the first social More