Date: Mar 18, 2024Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mar182024

The Power of Sanctions and the U.S. Dollar (virtual)

Mon, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Virtual
General PublicBusiness and Society

Description

Two experienced D.C. political and economic reporters discuss the “untold story” – until now – of how the U.S. Treasury used the dollar to define America’s role in the world, drive geopolitics, and shape our economic future. Bloomberg News Senior Washington Correspondent Saleha Mohsin joins HBS alumna and former CBS News White House Correspondent Jacqueline Adams in conversation about Mohsin’s new book, “Paper Soldiers: How the Weaponization of the Dollar Changed the World Order.” 

The United States and its allies have imposed so many sanctions over the last 40 years that they are forcing adversaries to look for ways to avoid the dollar. Now, we’re nearing a tipping point in a global bid to de-dollarize. The possible overuse of sanctions risks making the dollar less influential as China’s economy grows, Saudi Arabia gains economic and political clout, and as other nations assess whether they want to be part of the dollar club.

Authors Saleha Mohsin and Jacqueline Adams will discuss what the prospect of a less influential dollar could mean for the current world order and geopolitics. Audience Q and A will follow the discussion.

Participants must register by NOON on March 17th to receive details on joining the discussion. The Zoom link will be sent out 24 hours before the event.


Please note that no refunds will be issued.

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Speaker

Saleha Mohsin

Senior Washington Correspondent for Bloomberg News

Saleha Mohsin has reported on economic policy from Ohio, London and Oslo to Washington, DC. Her work covering the US Treasury Dept for Bloomberg News encompassed Trump’s trade war, economic sanctions, the Federal Reserve, and Congress. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and the London College of Communications.
 
Mohsin’s debut book, “Paper Soldiers: How the Weaponization of the Dollar Changed the World Order”, will be published on March 19. 

Moderator

Jacqueline Adams, MBA 1978

Co-author of "A Blessing: Women of Color Teaming Up to Lead, Empower and Thrive"

Jacqueline Adams (HBS MBA 1978) launched a second career as a communications strategist after more than two decades as an Emmy Award winning CBS News correspondent.  In 2020, she co-authored, “A Blessing: Women of Color Teaming Up to Lead, Empower and Thrive” and three follow-up  proprietary surveys, “U.S Women of Color in Business: Cross Generational Survey.”  In 2022, she launched the Climate Story blogs for the HBS Business and Environment Initiative.  Visit https://www.hbs.edu/environment/blog/Pages/default.aspx

Ms. Adams serves on the boards of the Harvard Business School Club of New York and the National Committee on American Foreign Policy.  

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Date: Mar 18, 2024Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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  • Free / Member/Member Guest (limit one)
  • 10 / Non-Members & General Public

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Jacqueline Adams, MBA 1978

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