Distinguished Speaker Series – Henry PaulsonThe Honorable Henry M. Paulson, Jr.
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“Henry Paulson will be on stage at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series. The former Treasury Secretary will be in conversation with Geoffrey Colvin, Fortune Magazine Editor.
Henry Paulson served as the 74th secretary of the U.S. Treasury from 2006-2009. He was CEO of Goldman Sachs from 1999-2006 and also chairman of the Nature Conservancy. In his role as Treasury Secretary, he steered the U.S. through a turbulent era in economic history, and as Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs he lead the unparalleled growth, in the Pentagon and White House he helped end the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. The former Treasury secretary, through the Paulson Institute, has worked on linking the gap between the U.S. and China. Hu Jintao, China’s current leader, asked Henry Paulson to be his guide when he visited the New York Stock Exchange and Ground Zero. As proof of the role Goldman Sachs played in helping China practice with private enterprise. Forward to four years later, now Treasury Secretary, from a different view he was looking at the world’s second largest economy and fastest modernizing military. Unlike any foreigner, Paulson had dealt with China. When he was head of Goldman Sachs, he had an essential role in opening up China to private enterprise. The Strategic Economic Dialogue was created with the world’s second largest economy. He has negotiated on economic reforms with China, while safeguarding the U.S. financial system. Paulson has worked with many top Chinese leaders, like Xi Jinping.”
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