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Global Perspectives with Lawrence H. Summers

October 19, 2021 Virtual

On October 19, Robert S. Kaplan, president and CEO of the Dallas Fed, will discuss national and global economic issues with Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and president emeritus of Harvard University.


  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    5–6 p.m.


  • Virtual



October 19, 2021

5:00 p.m.



Mark A. Wynne
Director, Globalization Institute
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

5:05 p.m.

Moderated Conversation


Robert S. Kaplan
President and CEO
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Lawrence H. Summers
Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus
Harvard University

5:30 p.m.

Audience Q&A

6:00 p.m.


About Lawrence H. Summers

Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor and president emeritus of Harvard University. He is also the Weil Director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School.

During the past two decades, Summers 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.

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, he became the first social scientist ever to receive the National Science Foundation’s annual Alan T. Waterman Award. In 1993, he was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal, given every two years to an outstanding American economist under the age of 40.

Summers holds a bachelor of science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD from Harvard University.

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