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March 13, 2015 - 12:00am

SIEPR Economic Summit 2015

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
Welcome Remarks
Presenter(s) : 

John Shoven

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
  • 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