Lawrence H Summers, president of Harvard, gave a public lecture on Europe and America in the 21st Century at LSE today [Thursday 13 November]. LSE director Howard Davies chaired the event.
Dr Summers took office as 27th president of Harvard University on July 1, 2001. Prior to this, he had served as vice president of development economics and chief economist of the World Bank between 1991 and 1993, followed by appointments as US undersecretary of the treasury for international affairs and, in 1999, as President Clinton's secretary of the treasury. See http://www.president.harvard.edu/ for more information.
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Updated 14 November 2003