SPECIAL EVENT Trade Wars, Tariffs and Fiscal Responsibility: A View from Down Under

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 Time: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Riley Center for the Arts  { MAP } Fee: $18 in advance; $22 at the door

GUEST SPEAKER:

The Honourable
Ruth Richardson

Former Finance Minister
of New Zealand

Join us for an inspiring evening with Ruth Richardson, the former Finance Minister of New Zealand as our special guest. Ruth has a well-known profile both nationally and internationally and she will be talking to us, drawing on her extensive personal and business experience.

While in office Ruth was instrumental in bringing the Fiscal Responsibility Act into being which requires New Zealand to balance its budget and is now widely regarded as setting international best practice.

Since leaving office Ruth has been an advisor on Public and Fiscal Policy to many governments around the world, including the USA, Germany, United Kingdom and Switzerland.

 In addition, she has held board positions on a variety of companies in the financial sector, biotechnology, information technology, agribusiness, utilities, and consulting.

Most recently Ruth has gained significant experience dealing with China, being on the board of companies with Chinese shareholding and doing business with China. One of the items she will address is the contemporary issue of the coming face off with China, including a good dose of policy and principle rounding on a rules-based international order and the underlying virtue of freedom in every sense. 

We will begin with a cocktail reception at 5:30, followed by Ruth’s speech.

This lecture is sponsored by Michael & Marian Jeffery.

Ruth Richardson is the former Finance Minister of New Zealand. While in office, she was instrumental in bringing the Fiscal Responsibility Act into being which requires New Zealand to balance its budget and is now widely regarded as setting international best practice. Since leaving office, Ruth has been an advisor on Public and Fiscal Policy to many governments around the world, including the USA, Germany, United Kingdom and Switzerland. She has held board positions on a variety of companies in the financial sector, biotechnology, information technology, agribusiness, utilities, and consulting. She has significant experience dealing with China, being on the board of companies with Chinese shareholding and doing business with China.