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  Wed., May 14
  AR Dinner
 
Tim Kane, PhD
  Research Fellow, Hoover
    Institution, Stanford U.
 
"Economic Power from
    Ancient Rome to
    Modern America"

  SYC
  6:15 - 9:30 PM

  Mon., May 19
  Great Decisions
 
Jonathan Chanis, PhD
  Managing Member, New
    Tide Asset Management
 
"Energy Independence"
  Greenwich Library
  7 PM

  Thurs., June 5
  Wilbur Miller Annual
    Meeting and Dinner
 
Carlos Eire, PhD
  Yale University
 
"Still Waiting for Snow in
    Havana:  55 Years and
    Counting"

  SYC
  6 - 9 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 


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AMBASSADORS' ROUNDTABLE DINNER - Wednesday, May 14

 

                                                       

 

Dr. Tim Kane

Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stamford University & Co-Author, Balance:  The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America

"Economic Power from Ancient Rome to Modern America"

Dr. Tim Kane is also former Chief Economist at the Hudson Institute and an active entrepreneur and investor, having founded multiple software firms. In addition to senior research roles at the Kauffman and the Heritage Foundations, Kane has served twice as a senior economist at the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress.  Previously, Kane was an Air Force Captain who served two tours of duty overseas as an intelligence officer.  Kane has published scholarly research on diverse topics, including entrepreneurship, economic growth, labor, and national security. He earned a PhD in economics from UC San Diego and is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy.

Stamford Yacht Club
Cash Bar:  6:15 PM
Dinner & Presentation:  7:00 PM

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Open Only to AR Members and Their Guests

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 All Others:  Phone the Forum Office for Guest Fee and Payment

                                                         

 

gREAT dECISIONS - nEW DATE:  monday, May 19

   
 

NEW DATE! - MONDAY, MAY 19

Dr. Jonathan Chanis

Managing Member, New Tide Asset Management

 

Jonathan Chanis has worked in energy and finance for over 25 years. He has extensive experience trading and investing in the emerging markets and various commodities markets, especially oil and gas. Currently he is Managing Member, New Tide Asset Management, a proprietary vehicle focused on global and resource investing. Previously, Dr. Chanis was Managing Director at Tribeca Global Management where he traded energy and emerging market equities, commodities and currencies.  Earlier, Mr. Chanis assisted AIG in building its third party asset management business. He was also president of several AIG companies, including its Russian investment bank. He also worked on the trading desk of J. Aron & Co., (Goldman Sachs) and he was a Vice President at the Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of the U.S.S.R., and at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

 Greenwich Library
101 West Putnam Avenue
Cole Auditorium

7 PM

Free and Open to the Public

Cosponsored by the Greenwich Library

 

ANNUAL MEETING AND DINNER - June 5

   

 

 Wilbur Miller

Annual Meeting and Dinner

Thursday, June 5, 2013

5:30 pm - Cash Bar

6:00 pm - Annual Meeting

7:00 pm - Dinner / Presentation

Stamford Yacht Club
97 Ocean Drive West

  DINNER SPEAKER

Dr. Carlos Eire


T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of
History & Religious Studies, Yale University
 

 

"Still Waiting for Snow in Havana: 
55 Years and Counting" 
  

Dr. Carlos Eire is author of the memoir Waiting for Snow in Havana, which won the National Book Award in Nonfiction in the United States (2003) and has been translated into more than a dozen languages Ė but is banned in Cuba.  His latest memoir, Learning to Die in Miami (2010), explores the exile experience. Professor Eire, who received his PhD from Yale in 1979, specializes in the social, intellectual, religious, and cultural history of late medieval and early modern Europe. His focus is on both the Protestant and Catholic Reformations; the history of popular piety; and the history of death. Before joining the Yale faculty in 1996, he taught at St. Johnís University in Minnesota and the University of Virginia, and was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton for two years. 

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