Peterson's lecture will take place Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre in the Warren M. Lee center for the Fine Arts on campus at USD. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Peterson is senior chairman and co-founder of the Blackstone Group.�He is chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, founding chairman of the Institute for International Economics (Washington, DC) and founding president of The Concord Coalition.�He was also chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2000 to 2004.
In 1971, President Richard Nixon named Peterson Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs.�He was named Secretary of Commerce by President Nixon in 1972.�At that time he also assumed the chairmanship of President Nixon's National Commission on Productivity and was appointed chairman of the U.S. � Soviet Commercial Commission, which negotiated comprehensive trade, arbitration, copyright and lend-lease agreements.
Peterson was formerly a director of Sony Corporation, Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing, Federated Department Stores, Black & Decker Manufacturing, General Foods Corporation, RCA, The Continental Group, and Cities Service.
Peterson is the author of several books, his most recent is: Running On Empty:�How the Democratic and Republican Parties are Bankrupting Our Future and What Americans Can Do About It.
Peterson grew up in Kearney, NE. He received his B.S. at Northwestern University and his M.B.A. at the University of Chicago.
For more information on the Volk Symposium, please contact Bob Noonan at 677-5456.