Tues., April 16th: The Business History Forum at Columbia University

Tues., April 16th: The Business History Forum at Columbia University           “Corporations are People Too”: The Strange History of Corporations and the Fourteenth Amendment with Naomi R. Lamoreaux, Prof. of Economics and History, Yale University               In 1886 the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Morrison R. Waite, declared at the start […]

Wed., Apr. 10th: The Business History Forum at Columbia University

“Other People’s Money: Inside the Housing Crisis and the Demise of the Greatest Real Estate Deal Ever Made” with Charles Bagli of the The New York Times In just over three years, real estate giant Tishman Speyer and its partner, BlackRock, lost billions of investors’ dollars on a single deal. The New York Times reporter […]

Monday, Mar. 11th: The Business History Forum at Columbia University

“The Business of Building the United States Capitol” with Guy Gugliotta, the author of Freedom's Cap: The United States Capitol and the Coming of the Civil War   From its nine-million-pound cast-iron dome to the dazzling opulence of the President’s Room and the Senate corridors, the U.S. Capitol is a triumph of both engineering and […]

Monday, Feb. 11th: The Business History Forum at Columbia University

“The Bretton Woods Transcripts: New Findings” with Kurt Schuler, Senior Fellow, Center for Financial Stability; Economist, U.S. Department of the Treasury; co-editor of The Bretton Woods Transcripts The 1944 international financial conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire established the IMF and the World Bank, and has shaped the international monetary system for nearly 70 years. […]