At no time has the maxim “elections have consequences” held more weight than since the last national election in 2016 when voters in swing states gave Donald Trump the benefit of the doubt over Hillary Clinton.
The stakes for both parties—and the country as a whole—are now even higher. Consider the macro picture: The economy is in shambles due to the coronavirus. There are over 170,000 Americans dead from the virus, and a vaccine seems months away with a long winter ahead. The rule of law is front and center with Trump’s relentless assault on American institutions and overall lack of decorum. In addition, the future of the Supreme Court is at stake.
Trump inherited a growing economy from Obama; and, fueled by tax cuts and deregulation, the economy and the stock market grew. But there have been adverse effects to the environment as the Trump administration has taken a wrecking ball to several environmental laws protecting wildlife and the outdoors.
The November election will be a referendum on Donald Trump—as voters will not only judge him on his record; but they will also consider the daily chaos, the relentless machinations and the level of decency he brings to the highest office in the land.
The HBS Club of NY is pleased to present a stirring debate featuring representatives from both sides as we discuss a range of issues. Please join us for this informative session.
Participants must register by October 14th to receive details on joining the discussion.
Please note that no refunds will be issued.
CEO at Avenue Capital Group
Marc Lasry is the chairman, CEO and co-founder of Avenue Capital. Distressed investing has been the focus of Lasry’s professional career for over 36 years. Lasry is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and he has served and will continue to serve on various other boards of advisors/directors of both for-profit and not-for-profit private and public companies. He graduated with a B.A. in History from Clark University and a J.D. from New York Law School.
Founder & Managing Partner, SkyBridge; Founder & Chairman, SALT
Anthony Scaramucci is an American financier, entrepreneur and author. He is the founder and a co-managing partner of investment firm SkyBridge Capital. Scaramucci was a White House Director of Communications in 2017.
He earned a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Scaramucci is an active philanthropist and a board member at several non-profits.
On-Air Broadcaster at CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg TV
Steve Cortes is Senior Advisor for Strategy to the Trump 2020 Campaign. He also worked in Trump's 2016 campaign as a TV surrogate. He is a member of the White Commission on Hispanic Prosperity.
Prior to entering politics, Steve had a 25 year career on Wall Street trading desks, and has worked as an on-air contributor for CNBC, Fox News, and CNN.
He graduated from Georgetown University, where he played football and was nominated for the Rhodes Scholarship.
New York Times best-selling author Special Correspondent Vanity Fair CNBC Contributor
William D. Cohan, a former senior Wall Street M&A investment banker for 17 years at Lazard Frères & Co., Merrill Lynch and JPMorganChase, is the New York Times bestselling author of three non-fiction narratives about Wall Street. He is a special correspondent at Vanity Fair and a columnist for the DealBook section of the New York Times. He also writes for The Financial Times, The New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Atlantic, The Nation, Fortune, and Politico.
He is a graduate of Phillips Academy, Duke University, Columbia University School of Journalism and the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
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