David Rubenstein and Mortimer B. Zuckerman give a reality check to the U.S. economy. Location: Paepcke Auditorium
David M. Rubenstein is a co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group. Prior to forming the firm in 1987, Rubenstein practiced law in Washington, DC. From 1977 to 1981, during the Carter administration, Rubenstein was deputy assistant to the president for domestic policy. From 1975 to 1976, he served as chief counsel to the US Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments. Among other philanthropic endeavors, Rubenstein is chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a regent of the Smithsonian Institution, president of the Economic Club of Washington, and on the boards of directors or trustees of Duke University, the Brookings Institution, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Institute for Advanced Study. Rubenstein is also a member of several advisory boards including the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors.
Mortimer B. Zuckerman Zuckerman is also owner, chairman, and editor in chief of U.S. News & World Report and owner and publisher of the New York Daily News. serves as chairman of the board of directors of Boston Properties and has been a director since 1997. He co-founded the company in 1970. He serves as a trustee of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York University, the Aspen Institute, the Hole in the Wall Gang Fund, and the Center for Communications. He is also a member of the JP Morgan National Advisory Board, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Washington Institute for Near East Studies, and the International Institute of Strategic Studies. He is a former associate professor of city and regional planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, a former lecturer at Yale University, and a past president of the board of trustees of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, argues that the United States is a quickly diminishing empire. Rubenstein asserts that unless Congress stops it's political gridlock, America will be surpassed by emerging China.