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On November 14 Wilmington Trust and M&T Bank, in partnership with Foreign Affairs magazine hosted a bipartisan panel discussion, featuring political luminaries, in Washington, D.C. What's in store for the global economy? Will the resurgence of populism heighten geopolitical tensions? And what will it all mean from a macroeconomic and market perspective? Watch the conversation unfold among eminent journalist and policy experts as they tackle these important issues.
 
Foreign Affairs LIVE Panel Discussion: The Global Economy in an Age of Populism
Please see important disclosures at the bottom of the page.
FEATURING PANELISTS:
Anthony "Tony" Roth is chief investment officer for Wilmington Trust Investment Advisors, Inc, the investment advisory arm of Wilmington Trust and M&T Bank. Tony plays a key role in developing and delivering investment services for our wealth, institutional, and brokerage clients. He provides strategic direction for the firm's asset management investment activities including asset allocation, manager research, and portfolio construction. Tony leads the firm’s Investment Committee.

Tony joined Wilmington Trust in 2014 with extensive experience in wealth management and investment advisory. Prior to joining Wilmington Trust, he was chief investment officer (CIO) for Aquitaine Management in New York. Before that, he worked for UBS Wealth Management Americas as CIO, where he founded the Ultra High-Net-Worth Chief Investment Office. Earlier in his career, he was founder and co-head of the Advisory Services Division at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., served as director of the Family Wealth Group at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., and was a tax attorney at Cleary Gottlieb in New York.

Tony earned his law degree from Harvard Law School. He holds a master's degree in french and international tax law from Université Panthéon Sorbonne, and graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a degree in philosophy.

Lawrence A. Kudlow serves as Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council. He leads the coordination of President Donald J. Trump’s domestic and global economic policy agenda. During President Trump’s campaign, Mr. Kudlow served as a tax and economic advisor. Prior to the White House, Mr. Kudlow was a CNBC Senior Contributor and host of CNBC’s primetime show “The Kudlow Report.” He also served as chief economist and senior managing director of Bear Stearns & Company. During President Reagan’s first term, Mr. Kudlow was associate director for economics and planning at the Office of Management and Budget, where he was engaged in the development of the Administration’s economic and budget policy.

David M. Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful private investment firms. Mr. Rubenstein co-founded the firm in 1987. Since then, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing $223 billion from 33 offices around the world. Mr. Rubenstein is Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Council on Foreign Relations; a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation; a Trustee of the National Gallery of Art, the University of Chicago, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Brookings Institution, and the World Economic Forum; a Director of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and President of the Economic Club of Washington.

Melissa S. Kearney is the Neil Moskowitz Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland. She is also Director of the Aspen Economic Strategy Group; a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); a non-resident Senior Fellow at Brookings; a scholar affiliate and member of the board of the Notre Dame Wilson-Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO); and a scholar affiliate of the MIT Abdul Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). Kearney's academic research focuses on domestic policy issues, especially issues related to social policy, poverty, and inequality. Her work has been published in leading academic journals and has been frequently cited in the popular press.

Michael Kazin is a professor of history at Georgetown University and co-editor of Dissent. Kazin writes frequently for such publications and websites as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, The Nation, and The New Republic. His most recent book is War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918 which was awarded the Elise M. Boulding Prize for the best book on peace history published in 2017 and 2018 by the Peace History Society. Kazin has lectured widely in the United States, Europe, and Japan and has received various honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEH Fellowship, a fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Center, two Fulbright fellowships, and a fellowship from the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton. Kazin is currently at work on a history of the Democratic Party, under contract with Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Gideon Rose was appointed Editor of Foreign Affairs in October 2010. He was Managing Editor of the magazine from 2000 to 2010. He has also served as Associate Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council and Deputy Director of National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, and has taught American foreign policy at Princeton and Columbia. He is the author of How Wars End (Simon & Schuster, October 2010).

EVENT SCHEDULE


5:00 PM - 5:30 PM |  
Check-in and Welcome Reception

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM |  
Foreign Affairs LIVE Panel Discussion "The Global Economy in an Age of Populism"
Speakers:
Nicholas Johnston, Editor in Chief, Axios
Michael Kazin, Professor of History, Georgetown University; Co-Editor, Dissent magazine
Melissa Kearney, Neil Moskowitz Professor of Economics, University of Maryland; Director, the Aspen Economic Strategy Group; Non-Resident Senior Fellow – Economic Studies, Brookings Institution
Moderator:
Gideon Rose, Editor, Foreign Affairs

6:30 PM - 6:55 PM |  
Fireside Chat with Lawrence Kudlow, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy; Director, National Economic Council and David Rubenstein, Co-founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group

6:55 PM - 7:05 PM |  
Closing Remarks by Tony Roth, CIO, Wilmington Trust

7:05 PM - 9:00 PM |  
Cocktail Reception

How will 2020 affect your Porfolio?
Read Wilmington Trust’s Capital Markets Forecast,
Market Tug of War: The interplay of productivity, populism, and portfolios


Foreign Affairs LIVE Panel Discussion: The Global Economy in an Age of Populism
Please see important disclosures at the bottom of the page.
FEATURING PANELISTS:
Anthony "Tony" Roth is chief investment officer for Wilmington Trust Investment Advisors, Inc, the investment advisory arm of Wilmington Trust and M&T Bank. Tony plays a key role in developing and delivering investment services for our wealth, institutional, and brokerage clients. He provides strategic direction for the firm's asset management investment activities including asset allocation, manager research, and portfolio construction. Tony leads the firm’s Investment Committee.

Tony joined Wilmington Trust in 2014 with extensive experience in wealth management and investment advisory. Prior to joining Wilmington Trust, he was chief investment officer (CIO) for Aquitaine Management in New York. Before that, he worked for UBS Wealth Management Americas as CIO, where he founded the Ultra High-Net-Worth Chief Investment Office. Earlier in his career, he was founder and co-head of the Advisory Services Division at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., served as director of the Family Wealth Group at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., and was a tax attorney at Cleary Gottlieb in New York.

Tony earned his law degree from Harvard Law School. He holds a master's degree in french and international tax law from Université Panthéon Sorbonne, and graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a degree in philosophy.


Lawrence A. Kudlow serves as Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council. He leads the coordination of President Donald J. Trump’s domestic and global economic policy agenda. During President Trump’s campaign, Mr. Kudlow served as a tax and economic advisor. Prior to the White House, Mr. Kudlow was a CNBC Senior Contributor and host of CNBC’s primetime show “The Kudlow Report.” He also served as chief economist and senior managing director of Bear Stearns & Company. During President Reagan’s first term, Mr. Kudlow was associate director for economics and planning at the Office of Management and Budget, where he was engaged in the development of the Administration’s economic and budget policy.


David M. Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful private investment firms. Mr. Rubenstein co-founded the firm in 1987. Since then, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing $223 billion from 33 offices around the world. Mr. Rubenstein is Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Council on Foreign Relations; a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation; a Trustee of the National Gallery of Art, the University of Chicago, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Brookings Institution, and the World Economic Forum; a Director of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and President of the Economic Club of Washington.


Melissa S. Kearney is the Neil Moskowitz Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland. She is also Director of the Aspen Economic Strategy Group; a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); a non-resident Senior Fellow at Brookings; a scholar affiliate and member of the board of the Notre Dame Wilson-Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO); and a scholar affiliate of the MIT Abdul Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). Kearney's academic research focuses on domestic policy issues, especially issues related to social policy, poverty, and inequality. Her work has been published in leading academic journals and has been frequently cited in the popular press.


Michael Kazin is a professor of history at Georgetown University and co-editor of Dissent. Kazin writes frequently for such publications and websites as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, The Nation, and The New Republic. His most recent book is War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918 which was awarded the Elise M. Boulding Prize for the best book on peace history published in 2017 and 2018 by the Peace History Society. Kazin has lectured widely in the United States, Europe, and Japan and has received various honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEH Fellowship, a fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Center, two Fulbright fellowships, and a fellowship from the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton. Kazin is currently at work on a history of the Democratic Party, under contract with Farrar, Straus and Giroux


Gideon Rose was appointed Editor of Foreign Affairs in October 2010. He was Managing Editor of the magazine from 2000 to 2010. He has also served as Associate Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council and Deputy Director of National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, and has taught American foreign policy at Princeton and Columbia. He is the author of How Wars End (Simon & Schuster, October 2010).


EVENT SCHEDULE


5:00 PM - 5:30 PM |  
Check-in and Welcome Reception

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM |  
Foreign Affairs LIVE Panel Discussion "The Global Economy in an Age of Populism"
Speakers:
Nicholas Johnston, Editor in Chief, Axios
Michael Kazin, Professor of History, Georgetown University; Co-Editor, Dissent magazine
Melissa Kearney, Neil Moskowitz Professor of Economics, University of Maryland; Director, the Aspen Economic Strategy Group; Non-Resident Senior Fellow – Economic Studies, Brookings Institution
Moderator:
Gideon Rose, Editor, Foreign Affairs

6:30 PM - 6:55 PM |  
Fireside Chat with Lawrence Kudlow, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy; Director, National Economic Council and David Rubenstein, Co-founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group

6:55 PM - 7:05 PM |  
Closing Remarks by Tony Roth, CIO, Wilmington Trust

7:05 PM - 9:00 PM |  
Cocktail Reception


How will 2020 affect your Porfolio? Read Wilmington Trust’s Capital Markets Forecast, Market Tug of War: The interplay of productivity, populism, and portfolios