Mark My Words: David Rubenstein in Conversation with Dr. Christina Greer
February 4 • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
What makes a great leader? Are leaders born or are they made? Does extraordinary leadership arise from personality, mental or physical skills, or the simple good fortune of being in the right place at the right time? David Rubenstein sits down with Dr. Christina Greer to discuss all of this and more!
David M. Rubenstein—author of The American Story, visionary cofounder of The Carlyle Group, and host of Bloomberg TV’s The David Rubenstein Show—has long been fascinated with leadership. For the past five years, Rubenstein has conducted behind-the-scenes conversations with some of the highest-performing leaders from the worlds of finance, tech, entertainment, sports, and government. Now these conversations are distilled into an essential leadership playbook for our times: HOW TO LEAD: Wisdom from the World’s Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers.
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David M. Rubenstein is a co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful private equity firms. Mr. Rubenstein is the author of the bestselling book THE AMERICAN STORY: CONVERSATIONS WITH MASTER HISTORIANS. He is Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Rubenstein is an original signer of The Giving Pledge and a recipient of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy and the MoMA’s David Rockefeller Award, among other philanthropic awards. The host of The David Rubenstein Show on Bloomberg TV and PBS, he lives in the Washington, DC area.
Christina Greer is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University – Lincoln Center (Manhattan) campus. Her research and teaching focus on American politics, Black ethnic politics, urban politics, quantitative methods, Congress, New York City and New York State politics, campaigns and elections, and public opinion. Prof. Greer’s book Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream (Oxford University Press) investigates the increasingly ethnically diverse Black populations in the US from Africa and the Caribbean. She finds that both ethnicity and a shared racial identity matter and also affect the policy choices and preferences for Black groups. Professor Greer is currently writing her second manuscript and conducting research on the history of all African Americans who have run for the executive office in the U.S. Her research interests also include mayors and public policy in urban centers. Her previous work has compared criminal activity and political responses in Boston and Baltimore. She is the host and producer of The Aftermath with Christina Greer on Ozy.com http://www.ozy.com/topic/the-aftermath. Prof. Greer received her BA from Tufts University and her MA, MPhil, and PhD in Political Science from Columbia University.
The Mark My Words series is sponsored by the Wish You Well Foundation.
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