‘Making the World Go Round — Global Economics,’ the 2013 DCA Academic Lectures Series, will begin on Thursday, Jan. 10, with a lecture by James Rickards. The role of the U.S. dollar as linchpin of the international monetary system is being questioned by leaders of the major economies. Russia, China, the BRICS and the United Nations have all called for reconsideration of the dollar’s unique role. Rickards, author of the national bestseller, Currency Wars, the Making of the Next Global Crisis, will explain the process by which the dollar might be displaced in world trade and describe the new arrangements that might replace it.
A resident of Darien, James Rickards is a partner of JAC Capital Advisors, a hedge fund based in New York. He is trained as an investment advisor and has held senior positions at Cititbank, Long-Term Capital Management and Caxton Associates. His clients include institutional investors and government directorates and he has advised the Director of National Intelligence and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.. He is also a visiting lecturer at Northwestern University and the School of Advanced International Studies at John Hopkins University. In addition to articles on risk management, he has been interviewed in the Wall Street Journal, and has contributed op-ed pieces to the Financial Times, New York Times and Washington Post. His media exposure includes appearances on CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg, CNN, BBC, and NPR.
The lecture will begin at 10 a.m., the first of four in this Thursday morning series. speakers to follow including Amy Wilkinson of Harvard and Stanford Universities, Robert Citrone, c0-founder of Discovery Capital Management, and Ann Lee, who is at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs. A final evening lecture on the Euro crisis will be offered by Uri Dadush of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on Thursday, Feb. 7.
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