President Summers Speaks on the US' Current Account Paradox

“History suggests that a deficit of seven-plus percent [of GDP] and rising rarely end happy,” said President Summers in a speech last Wednesday at the Burden Auditorium. The former Treasury Secretary, in possibly his last address to the Harvard Business School as Harvard President, warned the large RC audience of the dangers of a ballooning… Continue reading President Summers Speaks on the US' Current Account Paradox

Clinton Gets Warm Welcome at Harvard

Harvard seems to have a habit of attracting out-of-office politicians. First it was Al Gore, now his ex-boss Bill Clinton has paid a visit to campus, speaking at a Kennedy School event held at the Gordon Track and Tennis Center, just across the street from Shad Hall in Allston, on November 19. Clinton, who spoke… Continue reading Clinton Gets Warm Welcome at Harvard

Clinton Receives Warm Welcome at Harvard

Harvard seems to have a habit of attracting out-of-office politicians. First it was Al Gore, now his one-time boss, former President Bill Clinton has paid a visit to campus, speaking at a Kennedy School event held at the Gordon Track and Tennis Center, just across the street from Shad Hall in Allston, on November 19.… Continue reading Clinton Receives Warm Welcome at Harvard

Gore Returns to Harvard

In his second public address since leaving the Vice Presidency in January, Al Gore received a roaring welcome from the partisan crowd gathered at the Kennedy School, which packed the floor, two balconies and at least one overflow room. After being introduced by Harvard President Larry Summers, who worked with him as U.S. Treasury Secretary… Continue reading Gore Returns to Harvard

Summers in the Hot Seat

New Harvard University President Lawrence Summers got a quick introduction to the academic world’s tradition of vigorous debate last week, when the Clinton administration’s economic decisions over the last decade became fodder for an energetic panel discussion at the Kennedy School of Government.Summers, who officially took office as Harvard’s president this past weekend, played a… Continue reading Summers in the Hot Seat