Mario Monti, President of Bocconi University in Milan and former Commissioner of the European Union for Competition Policy, delivered the Institute's Fifth Annual Niarchos Lecture, "Does Europe Have an Economic Future?"
The Niarchos Lecture is the Institute’s signature annual event. Its previous presentations have been made by former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan (2001), former President of Mexico Ernesto Zedillo (2003), Harvard President and former Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence Summers (2004), and China’s former WTO negotiator Long Yong-tu (2005). The evening is sponsored by the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation, whose support enables the Institute to present a leader of world economic policy and thinking each year for a major address on a topic of central concern to the US and international policy communities.
About This Series
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Lecture was presented at the Institute between 2001 and 2019 by such noted economists turned global policymakers as Agustín Carstens, Alan Greenspan, Mervyn King, Mario Monti, Lawrence Summers, Jean-Claude Trichet, Long Yongtu, and Ernesto Zedillo. This annual event was made possible by the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.