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March 13, 2015

SIEPR Economic Summit 2015


Steve Kohlhagen, SIEPR Advisory Board Member

SIEPR Economic Summit 2015

SIEPR Economic Summit featuring Ben Bernanke and Ursula Burns

Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center

March 13, 2015

7:30am to 8:00am
Registration and Breakfast
8:00am to 9:00am
Opening Session
Preventative Medicine: The Way Ahead
Presenter(s) : 

George Shultz, SIEPR Honoary Chairman
Elizabeth Holmes, Founder and CEO, Theranos

Welcome Remarks
Presenter(s) : 

The Trione Director of SIEPR; Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics

9:00am to 10:00am
Session I: Perspectives from Engineering
What Ails Europe?
Presenter(s) : 

Hans-Werner Sinn, Professor of Economics and Public Finance, University of Munich; President of the Ifo Institute; Director of the University of Munich’s Center for Economic Studies; Director of CESifo 


10:00am to 10:20am
10:20am to 11:45am
Session II:
Two Views of the Global Economy
Presenter(s) : 

Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus, Harvard University; Mark and Sheila Wolfson Distinguished Visiting Scholar

John Lipsky, Senior Fellow, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; SIEPR Advisory Board Member

11:45am to 12:30pm
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Lunch Remarks
John Taylor interviews Arminio Fraga on The State of the World and the Brazilian Economy
Presenter(s) : 

Arminio Fraga, Founding Partner, Gávea Investimentos; Former Chairman of the Board, BM&F Bovespa, Brazil's securities, commodities and derivatives exchange; Former President, Central Bank of Brazil

John B. Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics; George P. Shultz Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Former Director, SIEPR


1:30pm to 2:50pm
Session III
The Challenges of Innovating in a Large Company Environment
Presenter(s) : 

Urusula Burns, Charman and CEO, Xerox
Steve Mollenkopf, CEO, Qualcomm



Susan L. Bostrom, SIEPR Advisory Board Member

2:50pm to 3:10pm
3:10pm to 4:10pm
Session IV
San Francisco Giants’ Economic Impact on the Bay Area
Presenter(s) : 

Steven Kohlhagen, SIEPR Advisory Board Member interviews

Laurence Baer, President & CEO, San Francisco Giants 


4:10pm to 4:30pm
4:30pm to 5:45pm
Session V: Critical Issue Sessions and Their Locations
Presenter(s) : 



  • Tom Stephenson, Partner, Sequoia Capital; SIEPR Advisory Board member  
  • Douglas Michael Laxton, Economist, IMF  
  • Frank Wolak, Holbrook Working Professor of Commodity Price Studies, Department of Economics, Stanford University; SIEPR Senior Fellow


4:30pm to 5:45pm
Session V: Critical Issue Sessions and Their Locations
ISIL, Iran, and the Taliban: Assessing the Threats to American Security
  • Brad Kapnick, Partner, Katten & Temple, LLP; SIEPR Advisory Board member  
  • Martha Crenshaw, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Professor, by courtesy, of Political Science  
  • Karl Eikenberry, Consulting Professor, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; and William J. Perry Fellow in International Security, Center for International Studies  
  • Scott Sagan, The Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science; The Peter and Mimi Haas Fellow in Undergraduate Education; Senior Fellow, Center for International Security and Cooperation