Events

TD Bank presents the Board of Trade Morning Star Series with James Wolfensohn

Author, A Global Life: My Journey Among Rich and Poor, from Sydney to Wall Street to the World Bank

When and Where

Friday, November 19, 2010 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM  8:00 a.m. - Registration and Breakfast
8:00 to 9:30 a.m. - Moderated Discussion
9:30 to 10:00 a.m. - Book Signing

Ronald Reagan Building - Rotunda
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

$75 Members; $150 Non-Members
Members at the Emerging Business Leader ($2,500 duees) level receive on complimentary ticket.
Members at the Mid-Size Business Leader ($5,000 dues) level and up receive two complimentary tickets.

Registration includes a copy of A Global Life

Online registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome.

What It's About

On Friday, November 19, James Wolfensohn, former president of The World Bank and author of A Global Life: My Journey Among Rich and Poor, from Sydney to Wall Street to the World Bank, will join members of the Board of Trade for a moderated discussion on his new autobiography.

Praised as “an eloquent and moving memoir of one man’s journey to make a difference in the world”, Wolfensohn’s A Global Life is a deeply reflective account of his fascinating career and personality. 

A man of surpassing imagination and drive, he became an Olympic fencer and a prominent banker in London and New York. An Australian, he navigated Wall Street with uncommon skill. Chairman of Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center for many years, he is also an amateur cellist. But it was his tenure at the World Bank that made him an international force. While at the helm of this controversial institution, Wolfensohn motivated, schemed, charmed, and bullied all the constituencies at his command to broaden the distribution of the world's wealth. In A Global Life, he bluntly assesses his successes and failures, reflecting on the causes of continuing poverty.

Registration includes a signed copy of the book.

 

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