Arnold C. Harberger Lecture with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in conversation with Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal
Monday, February 26, 20184:30 PM
Korn Convocation Hall, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Mnuchin on obligation to help the middle class: https://www.marketplace.org/2018/02/27/world/treasury-secretary-steven-mnuchin-conversation-kai-ryssdal
Mnuchin on new sanctions coming for Russia and North Korea: https://www.marketplace.org/2018/02/26/world/mnuchin-new-sanctions-coming-russia-north-korea
After a short lecture, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations. The wide-ranging interview touched on topics as diverse as the Trump administration's stance on North Korea, the impact of the recently passed tax overhaul and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Steven Terner Mnuchin was sworn in as the 77th Secretary of the Treasury on February 13, 2017.
As Secretary of the Treasury, Mr. Mnuchin is responsible for the executive branch agency whose mission is to maintain a strong economy, foster economic growth, and create job opportunities by promoting the conditions that enable prosperity and stability at home and abroad. He is also responsible for strengthening national security by combating economic threats and protecting the integrity of our financial system as well as managing the U.S. Government's finances.
Prior to his confirmation, Secretary Mnuchin was Finance Chairman for Donald J. Trump for President. In this role he spent the last year traveling with the President. He met with hundreds of business leaders. He also served as a Senior Economic Advisor to the President in crafting his economic positions and economic speeches.
Prior to his confirmation he also served as Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Dune Capital Management. He also founded OneWest Bank Group LLC and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until its sale to CIT Group Inc., which was the first bank merger over $50 billion post financial crisis.
Earlier in his career, Secretary Mnuchin worked at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. where he was a Partner and served as Chief Information Officer. He has extensive experience in global financial markets and oversaw trading in US government securities, mortgages, money markets, and municipal bonds.
Secretary Mnuchin is committed to philanthropic activities and previously served as a Member of the Boards of the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (MOCA), the Whitney Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on the Mall, the UCLA Health System Board, the New York Presbyterian Hospital Board, and the Los Angeles Police Foundation. He was born and raised in New York City. Secretary Mnuchin holds a Bachelor's Degree from Yale University.
KAI RYSSDAL is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, the most widely heard program on business and the economy — radio or television, commercial or public broadcasting — in the country. In addition, he joins forces with Marketplace Tech’s Molly Wood to connect the dots on the economy, tech and culture as co-host of the podcast Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly.
Since joining the flagship Marketplace broadcast in 2005, Kai has hosted the program from China, the Middle East and dozens of cities, big and small, across the United States. Kai speaks regularly with CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, startup entrepreneurs, small business owners and everyday participants in the American and global economies. He’s also interviewed President Obama four times. Kai first came to Marketplace in 2001 as the host of Marketplace Morning Report, where he covered the economic aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, the collapse of Enron, and the slow buildup to the housing crash, the financial crisis and the Great Recession.
Kai received a 2012 Emmy for investigative journalism on a PBS “Frontline” documentary about money in politics called Big Sky, Big Money. He has appeared often on CNN, CNBC and CBS news. His written work has been featured in The New York Times and The Atlantic.
Before his career in broadcasting, Kai spent eight years in the United States Navy, flying from the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, and later worked with the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. He also served in the United States Foreign Service, with postings to Ottawa, Canada, and Beijing. Kai is a graduate of Emory and Georgetown universities.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and four children.
Connect with him on Twitter @kairyssdal
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ABOUT THE LECTURE SERIES
Established in 1997, the Arnold C. Harberger Distinguished Lecture on Economic Development celebrates Al Harberger as an eminent scholar and teacher. The lectures provide a special forum for outstanding students of international economics and policy to present their views and research to the UCLA community and the public.
Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations