Newswise — Robert E. Rubin, former U.S. treasury secretary and director and chairman of the executive committee at Citigroup Inc., will deliver the 2005 Broyhill Executive Lecture, titled "The Global Economy: Outlook and Issues," at 6:30 p.m., March 24, 2005, in Brendle Recital Hall at the Scales Fine Arts Center on the Wake Forest University campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Rubin has spent his professional life working with the nation's financial markets and public policy. He spent 27 years at Goldman, Sachs and Co., serving as co-chief operating officer and co-chairman before leaving in 1993 to join the Clinton administration as assistant to President Clinton for economic policy. He guided the newly created National Economic Council as it oversaw the administration's domestic and international economic policymaking.
In 1995, Rubin was sworn in as the nation's 70th secretary of the treasury. During his tenure (1995-99), he played a leading role in helping balance the federal budget; opening trade policy to further globalization; acting to stem financial crises in Mexico, Asia and Russia; and safeguarding the nation's currency against counterfeiting.
He is chairman of the board of the Local Initiatives Support Corp., the nation's leading community development support organization, which promotes economic development in distressed urban and rural areas.
Since joining Citigroup in 1999, Rubin has participated in strategic, managerial and operational matters. He is a member of the board of directors of Ford Motor Co., and is a former board member of the New York Stock Exchange, Harvard Management Co., the New York Futures Exchange, the Center for National Policy, and the Securities and Exchange Commission Market Oversight and Financial Services Advisory Committee.
Rubin earned an A.B. in economics from Harvard College where he graduated summa cum laude. He received an L.L.B. from Yale Law School in 1964 and attended the London School of Economics.
The Broyhill Executive Lecture Series was established in 1980 with a grant from the Broyhill Family Foundation of Lenoir, N.C., to promote better understanding of the role of private enterprise in the American economic system.
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