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All Yale alumni are invited to join The World Affairs Council for "Globalization: The Next Phase?" with Jeffrey E. Garten, Author and Dean Emeritus, Yale School of Management. In conversation with Susan Lund, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute, and Mary Meeker, General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Is globalization the most powerful force in history? From Genghis Khan to Andy Grove, and from John D. Rockefeller to Deng Xiaoping, individuals throughout the last millennium have changed the way societies govern, do business and relate to the world around them. Not only were these individuals’ actions transformative during their own times, but they remain highly relevant to our lives today.

The evolution of globalization, however, is far from over. Where are we now with regard to this phenomenon? What will the future of globalization look like? Which individuals today could be the most influential in shaping the future and where might they come from?

On the occasion of the publication of Jeffrey E. Garten’s new book, “From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives,” please join us for a discussion about globalization, past, present and future.

Speakers

  • Jeffrey E. Garten

    Professor and Dean Emeritus at Yale School of Management

    He was dean of the school from 1995 – 2005 and has been teaching at the school since he stepped down. Prior to serving as dean, he was undersecretary of commerce for international trade, 1993-1995, where he focused on trade and investment policy towards big emerging markets—particularly China, India, and Brazil. Before government service he spent 13 years on Wall Street. As a managing director of Lehman Brothers, he specialized in debt restructuring in Latin America, built up Lehman’s investment banking business in Asia, and restructured some of the world’s largest shipping companies in Hong Kong. Later he worked on mergers and acquisitions for the Blackstone Group. From 1997-2005 he wrote a monthly column for BusinessWeek on major challenges facing global business leaders. His articles have also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and the Harvard Business Review. He is the author of A Cold Peace: America, Japan, Germany, and the Struggle for Supremacy; The Big Ten: Big Emerging Markets and How They Will Change Our Lives; The Mind of the CEO; The Politics of Fortune: A New Agenda for Business Leaders; and From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives (forthcoming March 2016.)