Debate:The Economic Policies of John McCain and Barack Obama

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Watch the video of an informative debate on the current Economic Policies with...

Doug Rediker - One of Barack Obama's Economic Policies Advisors
Thomas J. Curran - One of John McCain's Economic Policies Advisors

Kenneth Beck, President of the Wharton Club of New York and Chief Executive Officer of CEO Connection

Doug Rediker and Thomas J. Curran will engage in a friendly debate about which candidate's economic policies are best suited to get the US economy out of the disarray in which it currently finds itself.

Douglas Rediker
Co-Director, Global Strategic Finance Initiative
(Appearing in a personal capacity)

Doug Rediker is currently the Co-Director of the Global Strategic Finance Initiative at the New America Foundation. This initiative focuses on the relationship between global finance, capital flows, and foreign policy, with a specific emphasis on the role of the U.S. in a multi-polar financial world. Last year, he returned to the U.S. after over 16 years in Europe, where he served as a senior investment banker and private equity investor for some of the world's leading financial institutions, including Salomon Brothers, Merrill Lynch, and Lehman Brothers.

He was named an "Emerging Markets Superstar" by Global Finance Magazine and has received both the "EEMEA Equity" and "M&A Deals of the Year" by The International Financing Review. Mr. Rediker has appeared often in both television and print media, including the BBC, CNN, CNBC, The Financial News, The Wall Street Journal, Congressional Quarterly, the National Journal, The New York Times, Euromoney, and The International Herald Tribune.

Mr. Rediker has testified before U.S. Congressional Committees, and has moderated and participated in panels at World Economic Forum events on capital markets and emerging market investments. He was a member of the Steering Committee of the Clinton Global Initiative Task Force on Political Risk Insurance for the Middle East/Emerging Markets, a Senior Councillor at the Atlantic Council, previously served as a Director of the American-European Institute in London, is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and the National Security Network. He has published opinion pieces in The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, and The National Interest.

Thomas J. Curran
Partner, Ganfer & Shore , LLP

Thomas J. Curran is a 1989 graduate of Fordham University School of Law where he developed interest and experience in litigation with a focus on white collar criminal and regulatory matters.

After six years practicing at two large international firms, Mr. Curran became an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, where he spent three years prosecuting violent recidivist felons in the Major Offense/Career Criminal Program and three years prosecuting securities fraud as a member of the Frauds Bureau.

Mr. Curran has extensive experience working with federal and state law enforcement, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the National Association of Securities Dealers, the New York Stock Exchange, and other criminal and civil regulators.

Mr. Curran is a Member of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Committee on City Marshals, a Member of the Committee on Character and Fitness for the Appellate Division, First Department, an instructor for the Manhattan District Attorney's Trial Advocacy Program, and provides commentary on business legal affairs for various media outlets, including Bloomberg News and Television, FOX News, CNN, CBS News, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Monday, October 20th from 6PM-8PM

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Four Time Square
38th Floor
Room #: 38-100/102
(Corner of 42nd Street & Broadway)