Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, The Economic Club of New York will suspend all in-person ticketed events as needed. Some events will be livestreamed and others will be postponed to a future date. Please watch this page for future updates. We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our members and guests, while delivering high-quality and informative events.




The Economic Club of New York is proud to present along with our partners, Bloomberg, MasterCard, PayPal, S&P Global and Taconic Capital, a publication reflecting key takeaways from our successfully concluded Focus on Racial Equity Series. The publication highlights key challenges in racial equity and describes specific, concrete actions business leaders can take to be part of the solution to these challenges. The publication also includes links to videos of our live events from the Series, as well as links to thought-provoking materials, from a variety of third party sources, for use in supporting further constructive conversations.

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We look forward to continuing this work in 2021.



2021 Upcoming Programs

Upcoming Programs

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    Eric Adams

    May 6th
    We have invited each of the top five candidates for the next Mayor of New York City. Each event will be moderated by Shelly Banjo, New York Bureau Chief, Bloomberg.Eric Adams is Brooklyn Borough's President. 

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    Ray McGuire

    May 10th
    We have invited each of the top five candidates for the next Mayor of New York City. Each event will be moderated by Shelly Banjo, New York Bureau Chief, Bloomberg. Ray McGuire is the Former Head of Global Corporate and Investment Banking for Citigroup. 

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    Lisa Coleman

    May 13th
    Dr. Lisa Coleman is New York University’s inaugural senior vice president for global inclusion and strategic innovation, and the University’s chief diversity officer.

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    Wayne A.  I. Frederick

    May 20th
    Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick was appointed the seventeenth president of Howard University in 2014. He previously served as Provost and Chief Academic Officer. Most recently, the Howard University Board of Trustees selected Dr. Frederick to serve as the distinguished Charles R. Drew Professor of Surgery.

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    Darren Walker

    May 26th
    Darren Walker is president of the Ford Foundation, a $14 billion international social justice philanthropy. He chaired the philanthropy committee that brought a resolution to the city of Detroit’s historic bankruptcy. Under his leadership, the Ford Foundation became the first non-profit in US history to issue a $1 billion designated social bond in US capital markets for proceeds to strengthen and stabilize non-profit organizations in the wake of COVID-19.

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    Lawrence H. Summers & R. Glenn Hubbard

    May 27th
    The Economic Club of New York is honored to welcome back two of America’s leading economists, Lawrence H. Summers and R. Glenn Hubbard, who will speak on the Biden administration's fiscal policy proposals and the direction of monetary policy and its implications.

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    Lael Brainard

    June 1st
    Lael Brainard took office as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on June 16, 2014, to fill an unexpired term ending January 31, 2026. Prior to her appointment to the Board, Dr. Brainard served as Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 2010 to 2013 and counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury in 2009.

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    Peter Gelb & Henry Timms

    June 8th
    Peter Gelb, General Manager, Metropolitan Opera & Henry Timms, President & CEO, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

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    Connie Evans

    June 10th
    Connie Evans is the President and CEO of AEO. Connie is a visionary leader, astute strategist, activist and social entrepreneur who has founded three organizations. In 1986 she was the founding president of the award-winning Women’s Self-Employment Project, the first and largest urban microbusiness development organization in the U.S., and the first adaptation of the Grameen Bank model to a U.S. urban setting.

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    Henry Kaufman

    June 17th
    Henry Kaufman is President of Henry Kaufman & Company, Inc., a firm established in April 1988, specializing in economic and financial consulting. For the previous 26 years, he was with Salmon Brothers Inc, where he was Managing Director, Member of the Executive Committee, and in charge of the firm's four research departments. 

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    Henry Louis Gates

    June 22nd
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University. Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, cultural critic, and institution builder, Professor Gates has authored or co-authored more than 20 books and created more than 20 documentary films.

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    Betsy Cohen

    June 23rd
    Betsy Z. Cohen is the Chairman of FinTech Masala, a sponsor of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) focused on technology innovation in the financial services industry. Cohen is widely recognized as a business visionary and a creative entrepreneur with more than 50 years in law, banking, and real estate.

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    Wes Moore

    June 24th
    Wes Moore is the Chief Executive Officer of Robin Hood, one of the largest anti-poverty forces in the nation. He is a bestselling author, a combat veteran, and a social entrepreneur.

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    Charles A. Tribbett, III

    June 28th
    Charles Tribbett, III, is Vice Chairman of the firm, previous co-Lead of the Board & CEO Advisory Partners and a key member of the Chicago office. He is a senior advisor and consultant to corporate boards and CEOs in corporate governance and fiduciary responsibilities.

Recent Speakers


TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2021

Dambisa Moyo
Versaca Investments



Ben Hecht
President and CEO
Living Cities



Robert Swan
Polar Explorer
First Man to Walk Both Poles


MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2021

John Waldron
President and COO
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.



Paul Offit, MD
Director of the Vaccine Education Center
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2021

Debra L. Lee
Co-Founder, The Monarchs Collective
Former Chairman & CEO, BET Networks



Neel Kashkari
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis



Dr. Tal Zaks
Chief Medical Officer


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