Leadership Lessons in History, Investing, and Public Service


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
David Rubenstein
Graham Allison
Meghan O'Sullivan
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

David M. Rubenstein rose from a humble upbringing to become one of our country’s preeminent philanthropists. Along the way, he spent time in the White House as an aide to President Jimmy Carter and founded the Carlyle Group, building it into one of the world’s largest private equity firms. David interviews leading public figures and heads of state on Bloomberg’s The David Rubenstein Show and devotes his time to all kinds of public service, including restoring US historical sites and championing the performing arts.

Join us for a conversation spanning David’s investing success, his creation of “patriotic philanthropy,” the importance of exploring American history, and lessons for leadership learned throughout his illustrious career. David will be joined by Graham Allison, the Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, and Meghan O’Sullivan, incoming Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School.

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