The Future of Global Finance: Populism, Technology and Regulation
20th October 2017
The Future of Global Finance: Populism, Technology and Regulation conference will take place at Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, New York City.
Technological innovation and financial regulation have reshaped the global financial system and are likely to continue to do so for some years to come. How will the political tides of anti-globalization and isolation impact these forces and international financial structure?
The conference will bring together senior policymakers, researchers and financial market executives to debate and discuss how the landscape of the global financial system will change in the coming decade.
The Keynote Speech will be given by Jacob J. Lew, Visiting Professor at SIPA and former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Secretary Lew has led the Treasury Department since 2013. He took office as the U.S. economy was struggling to regain its footing after the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. He helped lead the U.S. economy to its current foundation of economic growth and declining unemployment. Prior to serving as Treasury Secretary, Lew was White House Chief of Staff and Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), a position he also held from 1998 to 2001. As White House Chief of Staff, Lew advised the President on issues from politics to policy. Before joining the Obama administration in 2009, initially as Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, Lew served as a managing director and chief operating officer at Citigroup, and executive vice president and chief operating officer of New York University, where he was also a professor of public administration.