Sebastian Mallaby is Paul A. Volcker senior fellow for international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). An experienced journalist and public speaker, Mallaby is also a contributing columnist for the Washington Post, where he previously served as a staff columnist and editorial board member.
His interests cover a wide variety of domestic and international issues, including central banks, financial markets, the implications of the rise of newly emerging powers, and the intersection of economics and international relations. His writing has also appeared in the Atlantic and the Financial Times, where he spent two years as a contributing editor.
Mallaby is the author of The Man Who Knew: The Life & Times of Alan Greenspan, to be released in October 2016 following five years of research and unlimited access to the former Federal Reserve chairman.
Lord Adair Turner will be on the panel with Sebastian Mallaby. Lord Turner is Chairman of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Prior to joining the Institute in 2013, he chaired the UK Financial Services Authority (2008-2013) and played a leading role in the redesign of the global banking and shadow banking regulation as Chairman of the International Financial Stability Board’s major policy committee.
Lord Turner has combined a business career with public policy and academia. He was at McKinsey from 1982-95, building their practice in East Europe and Russia in the early 1990s; was Director General of the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) 1995-2000; became Vice-Chairman of Merrill Lynch Europe (2000-06) and was a Non-Executive Director of a number of companies, including Standard Chartered plc (2006-08). In 2015 he joined the Board of UK start-up bank OakNorth, and was appointed non-Executive Director at Prudential plc. He is also chairing the Energy Transitions Commission, and is a Trustee of the British Museum. Adair, a cross-bench member of the House of Lords since 2005, served as the first Chairman of the Climate Change Committee (2008-12); and chaired the Pensions Commission (2003-06) and the Low Pay Commission (2002-06).