The Untold Story of International Finance in the Post-9/11 World
This program was cosponsored by the World Affairs Council of Northern California.
The financial front of the war on terror is one of the least reported yet one of the most successful and important parts of the post-9/11 fight against terrorists. From his unmatched vantage point as head of Treasury's international affairs division for four years, John Taylor provides an intimate look into the days, weeks, and years that followed 9/11. He takes you inside the White House situation room, the meetings of the G7 finance ministers, and to cities around the world in a tour of crises and successes, including freezing terrorist assets, financial reconstruction of Afghanistan, creation of a new Iraqi currency, forgiveness of 80% of Iraq's debt, cancellation of 100% of poor country debt, and the escape of the world economy from financial crisis and contagion.
Robert Saldich is the Chair of the Board of Governors at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco, CA.
George P. Shultz
George P. Shultz is the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution.
He was sworn in on July 16, 1982, as the sixtieth U.S. Secretary of State and served until January 20, 1989. In January 1989, he rejoined Stanford University as the Jack Steele Parker Professor of International Economics at the Graduate School of Business and a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution.
He is a member of the board of directors of Fremont Group and Accretive Health. He is chairman of the J. P. Morgan Chase International Council and chairman of the Accenture Energy Advisory Board. He is also chairman of the California Governor's Council of Economic Advisors and co-chairman of the Committee on the Present Danger.
He was awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, on January 19, 1989. He also received the Seoul Peace Prize (1992), the Eisenhower Medal for Leadership and Service (2001), and the Reagan Distinguished American Award (2002). He is the recipient of the Elliot Richardson Prize for Excellence and Integrity in Public Service, The James H. Doolittle Award, and the John Witherspoon Medal for Distinguished Statesmanship.
The George Shultz National Foreign Service Training Center in Arlington, Virginia, was dedicated on May 29, 2002.
John B. Taylor
John B. Taylor is the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University and the Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He formerly served as the director of the Stanford Institute for Economic
Policy Research, where he is now a senior fellow, and he was founding director of Stanford's Introductory Economics Center.