About This Event
With today’s global interconnectedness, geopolitical competition, unprecedented government spending, and money-printing to spur economic recovery, the US dollar is facing an uncertain future. Today’s reality calls back to a secret meeting at Camp David in 1971 when President Richard Nixon broke the link between the dollar and gold. This signaled the end of the Bretton Woods era of international economy and the beginning of American retrenchment in world affairs. Fifty-years later, former Undersecretary of Commerce Jeffrey Garten and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman discuss the “Nixon Shock,” the impact it carries on today’s dollar, and the Biden administration’s future engagement with the world.
Copies of Jeffrey Garten’s new book, Three Days at Camp David: How a Secret Meeting in 1971 Transformed the Global Economy, are available to purchase through our local book partner, The Book Cellar.
Members at the President’s Club level and above are provided exclusive "Green Room" access before the public broadcast, via Zoom, to chat with Jeffrey Garten, Thomas Friedman, and fellow members, as well as an off-the-record Q&A following the public discussion. Zoom call details will be shared upon registering.
|11:45 am CDT||Green room access opens for President’s Club members and above*|
|12:00 pm||Public program begins|
|12:30 pm||Public program adjourns|
|12:30 pm||Private, off-the-record Q&A with President’s Club members and above|