Thursday, March 15, 2012
7:45am Continental Breakfast
President and CEO, Garten Rothkopf,
CEO/Editor-at-Large, The Foreign Policy Group.
Visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
bestselling author, Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making
in conversation with David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times columnist
Big Business v. Big Government:
The battle that will define the future of America and capitalism
The City Club on Bunker Hill
333 S. Grand Avenue, 54th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
David Rothkopf is the internationally acclaimed author of Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They are Making , and Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power, hailed by The New York Times as “the definitive history of the National Security Council.” His upcoming book, Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government—and the Reckoning That Lies Ahead is on the tug of war between public and private power worldwide and its consequences.
Rothkopf is President and CEO of Garten Rothkopf, an international advisory firm specializing in transformational trends especially those associated with energy choice and climate change, emerging markets and global risk. He is also CEO and Editor-at-Large of the FP Group, publishers of Foreign Policy Magazine. He is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where he chairs the Carnegie Economic Strategy Roundtable. He was formerly chief executive of Intellibridge Corporation, managing director of Kissinger Associates and U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Policy in the Clinton administration.
Prior to joining the Clinton Administration, Rothkopf was co-founder, chairman and chief executive of International Media Partners, Inc., which published CEO Magazine, and Emerging Marketsnewspaper, and organized the CEO Institutes. Previously, Rothkopf served as a senior executive and editor at Institutional Investor, Inc. and served in a similar capacity at Financial World magazine.
Rothkopf has also taught international affairs and national security studies at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, has lectured widely and is the author of over 150 articles for leading publications worldwide.
David Lazarus is an award-winning business columnist for the Los Angeles Times, focusing on consumer affairs. He also appears daily on KTLA-TV Channel 5, provides regular commentary for American Public Media’s Marketplace programs and is a frequent guest host on KPCC
He previously worked as a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and has written for a variety of news services and magazines, including Fortune, Newsweek and National Geographic. He is the author of two books about Japan.