Washington Welcomes

Washington Welcomes

Join The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. as David Rubenstein, Co-Founder of Carlyle Group and Economic Club Chairman, interviews distinguished global leaders on the major issues of the day. Welcome to Washington!

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July 13, 2022 46 min
Mike Sievert, T-Mobile's CEO, joins David Rubenstein, Economic Club Chairman, for a fast-paced conversation on T-Mobile's post-merger progress, the status of 5G (and what it is), and a glimpse into what could be possible for the telecommunications industry in the near future.
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Marriott International's CEO, Anthony Capuano, joins Economic Club Chairman David Rubenstein for a wide-ranging discussion on the current state of travel, the struggle to hire talent, and how new tech will be used to enhance the hotel experience, just to name a few.
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Harvard University’s 29th President, Lawrence Bacow, joins Economic Club Chairman David Rubenstein for a candid conversation on his experience running higher education institutions, providing listeners the opportunity to learn more about the University’s challenges and discover some of Harvard’s ever-changing possibilities.
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Northrop Grumman Chairman, CEO, and President Kathy Warden joins Economic Club Chairman David Rubenstein for an interview on the organization’s current role supporting Ukraine and a glimpse into her experience running one of the world's largest aerospace and defense companies.
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Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the United States Marek Magierowski joined Economic Club Chairman David Rubenstein for a timely interview focused on Poland’s response to the war in Ukraine.
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Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Jake Sullivan joins Economic Club Chairman David Rubenstein for a conversation on the U.S. response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and other ongoing national security concerns.
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White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain joins Economic Club Chairman David Rubenstein for a timely conversation on current events and administration priorities. Gain insights into the U.S. response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, and the future of Build Back Better, just to name a few.

“I do expect [the President] to run for re-election.” – Ron Klain
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Founder and Publisher of POLITICO Robert Allbritton joined Economic Club Chairman David Rubenstein for a fast-paced conversation covering Robert's reflections on building POLITICO, the recent sale of the organization to Axel Springer, and what he envisions for his future as he transitions to his next chapter.

“One of the magics of POLITICO is that we always stayed very targeted…always stayed squarely looking at politics and poli...
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On the heels of a historic rebrand, Washington Commanders team President Jason Wright sits down with Club Chairman David Rubenstein for an in-depth conversation on the team’s future under his leadership.
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In this episode, Patrick Gelsinger, CEO of Intel Corporation, joined the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. for an interview with David Rubenstein. Listen to their fascinating conversation on the global semiconductor shortage, how Intel is working to accelerate U.S. chip production, and the future of all things tech.
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Michael R. Beschloss, Author and Presidential Historian for NBC News, interviewed David M. Rubenstein on his third book, "The American Experiment: Dialogues on a Dream" on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

In "The American Experiment," Rubenstein explores the diverse make-up of our country’s DNA through interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winning historians, diplomats, music legends and sports giants. The book brings the Americ...
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David Rubenstein interviewed The Honorable Joseph Manchin III, United States Senator for West Virginia, on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

Senator Manchin was sworn into the United States Senate on November 15, 2010 and is currently serving in his third term. He remains committed to working with Republicans and Democrats to find commonsense solutions to the problems our country faces and is working hard to usher in a bipartisan spirit in...
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The Honorable Gina M. Raimondo, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce, made remarks outlining her vision to increase American competitiveness on September 28, 2021. David M. Rubenstein then joined her for a conversation-style interview about her agenda.

Gina M. Raimondo serves as the 40th U.S. Secretary of Commerce and was sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris on March 3, 2021. As Secretary of Commerce, she is focused on increas...
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David Rubenstein interviewed The Honorable Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

Prior to joining the Biden-Harris Administration, in 2019, he launched his campaign for President. Throughout 2020, he campaigned for the Biden-Harris ticket and served on the advisory board for the presidential transition. In December, he was nominated by President-elect Biden to be the 19th Secretary of Transport...
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The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. hosted a virtual Signature Event on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. David Rubenstein interviewed Scott Kirby, Chief Executive Officer of United Airlines, Inc.

Scott Kirby served as the company’s President from 2016 to 2020 and was responsible for United’s operations, marketing, sales, alliances, network planning and revenue management. As President, he played a pivotal role in enabling United’s cultural...
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On Thursday, June 10, 2021, David Rubenstein interviewed John Stankey of AT&T on the digital divide, proposed broadband infrastructure legislation, and AT&T's recently announced deal to spin-off WarnerMedia into a co-owned company with Discovery.
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The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. hosted a virtual Signature Event on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. David Rubenstein interviewed Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO & President of Ariel Investments, LLC.

As Co-CEO of Ariel Investments, Mellody is responsible for management, strategic planning and growth for all areas of Ariel Investments, outside of research and portfolio management, for the nearly $15 billion dollar company. Additionally, she ...
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The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. hosted a Signature Event on Thursday, May 13, 2021. David Rubenstein interviewed, in two separate segments, The Honorable Rochelle P.  Walensky,  MD,  MPH, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The Honorable Muriel E. Bowser, Mayor of Washington, D.C.
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On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, David Rubenstein interviewed the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, The Honorable Jerome Powell, on the current state of the U.S. economy, the unprecedented actions taken by the Federal Reserve during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the economic indicators guiding the Federal Reserve's actions as the economy recovers.
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The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. hosted a virtual Signature Event on Wednesday, April 7 2021. David Rubenstein interviewed Gregory J. Hayes, Chief Executive Officer of Raytheon Technologies Corporation. One year ago in April, Greg Hayes led the all-stock merger of United Technologies Corporation with Raytheon Technologies, creating one of the world's largest aerospace and defense companies with 180,000 employees and $57 b...
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