Johns Hopkins SAIS to host “Capitalism in an Age of Robots” with Adair Turner, Chair of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

“Capitalism in an Age of Robots” with Adair Turner, Chair of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Adair Turner
Chair, Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)
John Lipsky
Peter G. Peterson Distinguished Scholar, Kissinger Center for Global Affairs and Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS
Time and Date
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Johns Hopkins SAIS
Kenney Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can request to cover the event by selecting “Media” on the online registration form. Final media access will be confirmed at least one day prior to the event. Pre-authorized camera setup will only be permitted from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Media Contact
Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
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About the Speakers
Adair Turner has been Chair of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) since 2015 and Chair of the Energy Transitions Commission since January 2016. He is also currently the Chair of the European subsidiary board of Chubb, the world’s largest property and casualty insurer, and is a non-executive director of global insurer Prudential. He is the author of Between Debt and the Devel – Money, Credit and Fixing Global Finance (Princeton, 2015), Economics after the Crisis (MIT 2012), and Just Capital- The Liberal Economy (Macmillan 2001).
Turner’s career has spanned business, public policy, and academia. From 2008 until 2013, he chaired the UK’s Financial Services Authority. Concurrently, Turner also chaired the UK Climate Change Committee, which is charged with ensuring that the UK achieves an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. He previously worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, Director General of the Confederation of British Industry, Vice-Chairman of Merrill Lynch Europe, and as a non-executive director of a number of companies, including Standard Chartered.
Turner became a cross-bench member of the British House of Adairs in 2005. He has chaired a commission on the future of UK pensions policy and the Low Pay Commission, which sets Britain’s national minimum wage. Turner is a Fellow of the UK’s Royal Society; a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Financial Studies (Frankfurt); a visiting professor at the London School of Economics and at Cass Business School, London; a Visiting Fellow at the People’s Bank of China School of Finance, Tsinghua University (Beijing); and Visiting Professor at the International Center for Islamic Finance (INCEIF) in Kuala Lumpur. He received an honorary doctorate from Cambridge University.
John Lipsky is the Peter G. Peterson Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs and a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS. Dr. Lipsky was the first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund from 2006 to 2011. Earlier in his career spanning a decade at the International Monetary Fund, Lipsky also managed the fund’s exchange rate surveillance procedure, analyzed developments in international capital markets, participated in negotiations with several member countries, and served as the fund’s resident representative in Chile.
Lipsky previously held positions as vice chairman of JPMorgan Investment Bank, chief economist at JPMorgan Chase, chief economist and director of research at Chase Manhattan Bank, and chief economist and director of the European Economic and Market Analysis Group in London at Salomon Brothers.
He is vice-chair of the Board of Directors for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), co-chair of the Aspen Institute Program on the World Economy, a director of the Center for Global Development, a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the advisory board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He received his PhD in economics from Stanford University.
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