Challenges to the U.S. and Global Economies
Fall Gala Dinner with Robert E. Rubin
Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury; Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations
Robert E. Rubin served as the 70th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from 1995-1999, where he was involved in balancing the federal budget; opening trade policy; acting to stem financial crises in Mexico, Asia, and Russia; and helping to resolve the impasse over the public debt limit. He is currently Co-Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations based in New York. Mr. Rubin began his career at Goldman, Sachs & Company in 1966 and was Co-Senior Partner and Co-Chairman of the firm from 1990-1992. In 1993, he joined the Clinton Administration as Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the newly created National Economic Council and went on to serve as U.S. Treasury Secretary.
In 1999, Rubin joined the Board of Directors of Citigroup and was a senior advisor to the company until 2009. Rubin is one of the founders of The Hamilton Project, an economic policy project housed at the Brookings Institution, and is a member of the Harvard Corporation. His book, In An Uncertain World: Tough Choices from Wall Street to Washington (Random House, 2003, with Jacob Weisberg), was a New York Times bestseller and voted one of Business Week’s ten best business books of the year. Rubin graduated in economics from Harvard College. He received a L.L.B. from Yale Law School and also attended the London School of Economics.