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Former US Treasury Secretary Rubin to speak at LSE

Robert E Rubin, the former United States Secretary of the Treasury, will speak on the Global Economy: Opportunities and risks at the London School of Economics and Political Science on Wednesday 2 February.

Mr Rubin served as Secretary of the Treasury from 1995 to 1999, playing a leading role in the United States' most important policy debates. He is currently a Director, Chairman of the Executive Committee and Member of the Office of the Chairman of Citigroup.

An alumnus of LSE, Mr Rubin returns to the School where he studied for one year as a General Course student in 1961.

His public lecture will cover his views on the present state of the global economy.

Mr Rubin's successful tenure as Secretary of the US Treasury included his work on balancing the federal budget; opening trade policy to further globalisation, acting to stem financial crises in Mexico, Asia and Russia, helping to resolve the impasse between the Congress and the Executive Branch over the public debt limit, and introducing inflation-indexed securities.

The lecture will take place at 5.30pm on Wednesday 2 February in the Peacock Theatre, LSE, London , [PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE] and will be chaired by LSE Director and sociologist Professor Anthony Giddens, author of The Third Way.

NB: Tickets for this event are now sold out

The lecture is free but please reserve tickets in advance for admission. For a free ticket, please call Sadler's Wells Box Office on 0207 863 8222, quoting the 'Rubin Lecture'. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday 12pm to 6pm. If the event is not sold out, there will be admission on the night.

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Note to Editors:

Journalists are invited to attend the lecture but to reserve a ticket in advance by contacting the LSE Press Office on 020 7955 7060.

10 January 2000

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