Past Event

Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making

April 2, 2008
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Rotunda, Low Memorial Library

This World Leaders Forum program features a moderated panel discussion on the New York City book launch of the provocative new book, Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making, by Columbia University’s distinguished alumnus David Rothkopf (Columbia College ’77), followed by a question and answer session with the audience. The panel discussion will examine the unique role power elites play in globalization and the ways this superclass impacts growing social, political, and economic disparities. It will also explore the University’s particular role in training and shaping global elites. 

Welcome and Introduction by:
Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University in the City of New York

Program Participants:
Robert Hormats, Vice Chair, Goldman Sachs International Corporation
Merit Janow, Professor in the Practice of International Economic Law and International Affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank
David Rothkopf, President and Chief Executive Officer, Garten Rothkopf
Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and member of The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University

Moderated by:
Alan Murray, Executive Editor of The Wall Street Journal Online