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, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. Mr. Rubenstein co-founded the firm in 1987. Since then, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing more than $200 billion from 40 offices around the world.
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.