Keynote Speech and Photographs
Keynote speech given by Douglas Daft, Chairman and CEO of Coca Cola.
Debating America's Place in the World
In the late 1990s, America's global economic leadership seemed unassailable - the product of vibrant growth, a winnning business model and a desired lifestyle.
Today this leadership can no longer be taken for granted. The excesses of the 1990s and scandals in leading companies have tarnished the American business model. Our political and military initiatives are widely criticized, and our trade policies are increasingly viewed as inconsistent with global liberalization. Growing budget and trade deficits further complicate the picture.
Do these developments constitute real threats to America's economic leadership and to effective mechanisms of global governance? Will international political tensions undermine American business at home and abroad, and slow the development of international trade and investment? What steps should the United States and its business, academic and civic institutions take to revitalize America's image and role?
A Major Symposium Sponsored by IBS' Rosenberg Institute
These issues will be debated at a major symposium on November 13 and 14 entitled "Winning Back the World: America's New Challenges in the Global Economy". The symposium will be the second sponsored by the
Rosenberg Institute of Global Finance, IBS's principal research platform in the field of international finance.
Douglas Daft, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, will be the symposium's keynote speaker. International business leaders and faculty will also participate in panel discussions further exploring this provocative topic. Please see below for the program schedule (provisional as at 24 October).
The keynote address and panel discussions on the first day will be held in IBS's Sachar International Center; the panels on the second day in the newly opened Lemberg Academic Center.
Thursday, November 13, 2003
2:30 to 3.30 pm:
Keynote Address - Silver Auditorium, Sachar International Center
Douglas Daft,Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company
3.45 to 5.15 pm:
Panel Discussion - Silver Auditorium, Sachar International Center
Paul Solman '66, Moderator
Business and Economics Correspondent
The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Professor of Economics
Luigi Bocconi University (Italy)
Richard M. Rosenberg
Chairman and CEO (retired)
Bank of America
Leonard Asper '86
President and CEO
CanWest Global Group (Canada)
Robert S. Greenberger '63
The Wall Street Journal
Editor in Chief, Polit.ru (Russia)
5.30 pm to 6.30 pm:
Reception - World Court, Lemberg Academic Center
Friday, November 14, 2003
10.00 am to 11.30 am:
Governance in the 21st Century: Parallel Panel Discussions - Lemberg Academic Center
Discussions involving distinguished guests, faculty and students.
A. Effectiveness of Global Business Institutions
Chair: Professor Victor Halberstadt, University of Leiden
The core institutions of the global economy - the IMF, World Bank, WTO and others - are under challenge. Do international trade and investment truly serve the interests of people worldwide? How must they adapt to deal with today's challenges, crises, and opportunities?
B. Integrity of Financial Systems
Chair: Dr. Kathleen Feldstein, President, Economic Studies, Inc.
Innovative, globalized financial markets have created immense opportunities for investment-but also for instability and opportunism. How must regulation change to keep pace with financial innovation and global integration?
C. Ethics of Global Businesses
Chair: Alan Hassenfeld, Chairman, Hasbro Inc.
Complex networks of cross-border businesses are transforming how corporations relate to communities. How should corporations balance their responsibilities to their worldwide stakeholders-to investors, employees, customers, citizens?
Joint Session on Panel Results - Lemberg Academic Center
For More Information
If you would like more information, please call IBS at 781-736-8634.