Jacob J. Lew, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, analyzes the effect of the political gridlock in Washington on fiscal policies, and discusses the domestic deficit challenges faced by the White House.
This symposium is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and is made possible through the generous support of Stephen C. Freidheim.
Jacob J. Lew
Director, White House Office of Management and Budget
Gillian Tett is the US managing editor of the Financial Times, where she leads the editorial development of the paper’s US edition and of US news on FT.com. During her nearly 20 years at the publication, she has served in a number of capacities, including capital markets editor, deputy editor of the Lex column, Tokyo bureau chief, and a reporter in London. She won Journalist of the Year in 2009 and Business Journalist of the Year in 2008, both from the British Press Awards. In 2007 she was awarded the Wincott prize, the premier British award for financial journalism, for her capital markets coverage. She is the best-selling author of Fool’s Gold: How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a Catastrophe; and Saving the Sun: A Wall Street Gamble to Rescue Japan from its Trillion Dollar Meltdown, which won Financial Book of the Year at the inaugural Spear’s Book Awards in 2009.