The Wiener Lectures

This annual lecture series was established and endowed in 1988 through a gift from Malcolm Hewitt Wiener. The Wiener Lectures are held in the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Forum. Past lectures can be viewed as part of the Forum’s digital archives.

In past years, Wiener Lectures have been presented by:

2014 Henry Paulson, former United States Secretary of the Treasury

2013 Mario Draghi, President, European Central Bank (2011 - )

2012 Jean-Claude Trichet, former President, European Central Bank (2003 – 2011)

2010 Gordon Brown, Former Prime Minister of Great Britain

2009 John Hofmeister, Founder and CEO, Citizens for Affordable Energy

2007 James Kynge, former China Bureau Chief for the Financial Times

2007 Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Laureate and Founder, Grameen Bank

2006 Pascal Lamy, Director-General, World Trade Organization

2005 Peter Peterson, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Co-founder, the Blackstone Group

2005 Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator for the Financial Times

Henry Paulson

“[In the financial crisis] treasury got the big things right, because we weren’t afraid to change when we got new information.”
Henry Paulson, Wiener Lecture, October 1, 2014

Mario Draghi

“A sovereign that is not capable of effectively discharging its mandate would be sovereign only in name.”
Mario Draghi, Wiener Lecture, October 9, 2013.