Global Business Roundtable
Roger Altman, Chairman and Founder of Evercore and Former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury addresses the GBR, December 2011.
The Global Business Roundtable is a program of the Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs (JHCGA) which brings together business and financial leaders in the community for luncheon discussions with senior executives in international trade, finance, and security. Meetings are held every other month throughout the year.
Bill Best, former Chief Administrative Officer of A.T. Kearney and a member of the JHCGA Advisory Board, serves as GBR Chair. Bill brings to the GBR his experience and contacts as manager of A.T. Kearney’s operations in Asia from 1987 to 1999. In addition to managing Kearney’s practice in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Sydney, and Melbourne, Bill set up new offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, and Tokyo.
Speakers over the last four years have included:
- October 2012 – Charles K. Ebinger, Director, Energy programs, the Brookings Institution: Energy Issues in South Asia
- September 2012 – Stephen Krasner, Graham H. Stuart Professor of International studies, Stanford University; former Director of Policy Planning, U.S. State Department; and Jean Garrison, Professor of Political Science and Director, Global and Area Studies program, University of Wyoming: Future of U.S. Foreign Policy
- July 2012 – John Silvia, Chief Economist, Wells Fargo: U.S. Economic Update
- July 2012 – Ken Berlin, Sr. Vice President and General counsel, Coalition for Green Capital: Green Investment Funds
- June 2012 – Christopher A. Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute: "Current National Security Challenges and the Pentagon's Plans for the Future"
- May 2012 – Manny Menendez, President and CEO of Elgin China Ltd. and the founder of MCM Group Holdings, Ltd.: "Doing Business in China"
- February 2012 – Marshall Bouton, President of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs: "The New Geopolitics of Asia - the New Great Game"
- December 2011 – Roger Altman, Chairman and Founder, Evercore Partners; former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Treasury: "U.S. and Global Economic Prospects"
- December 2011 – David Wendt, President, Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs and Bruce Simon, Principal, Jackson Hole Prime Properties: "Chinese Direct Investment in the U.S. Economy"
- August 2011 – Richard Morgenstern, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future: "The Control of Greenhouse Gases and Other Emissions"
- August 2011 – Joe Borich, President, Washington State China Relations Council: "China in the 21st Century"
- July 2011 – Third Annual Rocky Mountain Economic Summit (co-sponsored with Global Interdependence Center): Jim Bullard, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Dennis Lockhart, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
- June 2011 – Mark Elovitz, Director, Center for Strategic Geopolitics: "What’s Behind the Obvious in the Arab Mideast?"
- May 2011 – Dale Eisler, Consul-General (Denver, CO), Government of Canada: "U.S.-Canada Trade Relations"
- April 2011 – Mark Northam, Director, School of Energy Resources, University of Wyoming: "Globalization of energy assets"
- March 2011 – Michael Birt, Founding Executive Director, Pacific Health Summit: "Opportunities and Needs in Global Health Investment"
- February 2011 – Fiona Hill, Senior Fellow and Director, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution: "Russia, the Caucasus, and Energy"
- February 2011 – Li Gui, Chief, Infrastructure Investment, Shanxi Provincial Tourism Administration (China): "Financing and Managing Tourism in China"
- September 2010 – Amb. Michael A. Samuels, President, Samuels International Associates; former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative: "Doing Business in Vietnam, Angola, and Nicaragua"
- July 2010 – John E. Silvia, Chief Economist, Wells Fargo: "Impact of Globalization on U.S. Economy"
- July 2010 – Erik R. Peterson, Director, Global Business Policy Council, A.T. Kearney: "Transformations in the Global Economy and Society"
- March 2010 – Paul Dodds, Regulatory Advisor to Cambodian Ministry of Small Business: "Rule of Law in Economies in Transition"
- December 2009 – James Malackowski, Founder & CEO, Ocean Tomo: "International Intellectual Property"
- October 2009 – Jim Woolsey, former Director of CIA; member, JHCGA Advisory Board: "U.S. Energy Security"
- September 2009 – Angus MacBeth, Senior Counsel, Sidley and Austin: "Climate Change Legislation and Litigation"
- August 2009 – J.D. Bindenagel, former U.S. Ambassador to Germany: "Prospects for Germany and the EU"
- July 2009 – General Montgomery C. Meigs, former commander of NATO Forces in Bosnia, and US Forces in Europe; currently CEO of Business Executives for National Security: "U.S. Strategic challenges"
- June 2009 – Walter Keats, President, Asia Pacific Travel Ltd.: "U.S.-North Korean Relations"
- February 2009 – Bill Spence, Managing Director, China Practice, Freeborn and Peters: "Problems and Pitfalls on Investing in China."
- August 2008 – John Mroz, President of the East-West Institute: "Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalism"
- July 2008 – Alex Adamovich, Managing Director, Equity Partners LLC (Private Equity Investment Company focused on China and Asia), and former Director of Private Equity, Peregrine, HK.
- June 2008 – Mohammad Farhandi, former Energy Director for Asia Pacific Region, World Bank: "Global Energy Prospects"
- March 2008 – Jack Perkowski, Chairman, ASIMCo Technologies and author, Managing the Dragon: Doing Business in China
Membership in the GBR is based on an annual subscription fee. For further information, please contact David Wendt at (307) 733-3404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.