February 26, 2003

The Los Angeles Chapter of Anderson Alumni Presents: A Conversation on the Political Economy with former U.S. Senator Gary Hart

WHAT:
Former U.S. Senator Gary Hart will share his views on the political economy as he ponders another run for the White House. Since retiring from the United States Senate, Mr. Hart has been extensively involved in international law and business, as a strategic advisor to major U.S. corporations, and as an author and lecturer. Hart will also participate in a roundtable discussion.

WHO:
Gary Hart, senior counsel, Coudert Brothers, a multinational law firm. Mr. Hart was co-chair of the U.S. Commission on National Security for the 21st Century. The Commission performed the most comprehensive review of national security since 1947, predicted the terrorist attacks on America, and proposed a sweeping overhaul of U.S. national security structures and policies for the post-Cold War new century and the age of terrorism. Mr. Hart represented the state of Colorado in the United States Senate from 1975 to 1987. In 1984 and 1988, he was a candidate for his party’s nomination for President.

Merli Baroudi, director of country risk services, The Economist Intelligence Unit, sister company of “The Economist” magazine. Ms. Baroudi directs a team of 80 country analysts producing risk assessments — both political and economic — across 125 countries and assessing business operating risk across 60 countries. She is responsible for maintaining the quality of Economist Intelligence Unit risk analysis and for developing the overarching approach to risk assessment. Prior to joining The Economist Intelligence Unit in 1992, she was a vice president in the capital markets and treasury division of Chase Manhattan Bank, mostly covering Latin America and Asia.

Edward Leamer, Ph.D., Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast, Dr. Leamer provides quarterly economic projections for the nation and the state of California. Among his recent research interests are an episodic analysis of the United States business cycle, the impact of the Internet on economic geography and the effect of globalization on the U.S. economy. Dr. Leamer holds the Chauncey J. Medberry Chair in Management at The Anderson School at UCLA and is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society.

Bruce Willison, Dean, The Anderson School at UCLA, Mr. Willison’s appointment in 1999 as the seventh dean of The Anderson School at UCLA came after a distinguished 26-year career in the banking industry, in which he most recently served as president and chief operating officer of Home Savings of America and H.F. Ahmanson & Co. He has had a long association with The Anderson School, serving on its Board of Visitors since 1993. Mr. Willison, who holds the John E. Anderson Chair in Management, also serves as a director of Nordstrom, Inc., Health Net, Inc., SunAmerica, Inc.’s fund complex and Homestore, Inc.

WHEN:
Tuesday, March 4; Registration — 6-6:30 p.m.; Program — 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Reception — 7:30-8:15 p.m.

WHERE:
Korn Convocation Hall, The Anderson School at UCLA

RSVP:
Admission is free; however, RSVP is required. Please visit the following link to register: http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/alumni/calendar/events/hart/

MEDIA RSVP:
Philip Little, (310) 825-9983, philip.little@anderson.ucla.edu

PARKING:
Parking will be available in Lot 4, adjacent to The Anderson School at UCLA at a cost of $7.

Contact Information

Media Relations, (310) 206-7707, media.relations@anderson.ucla.edu

Media Relations