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An Evening with Ric Burns and Lloyd Blankfein
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Ric Burns, Lloyd Blankfein
Mon, November 25th, 2019 | 6:30 pm
(Members $24)

Note: This event is sold out



Filmmaker Ric Burns and business executive Lloyd Blankfein have both had distinguished careers in their respective fields. Mr. Burns has created documentaries that serve as an indispensable insight into American life and culture since the 1990s, beginning with The Civil War in collaboration with his brother Ken Burns. Mr. Blankfein joined Goldman Sachs in 1982, going on to serve as CEO from 2006 to 2018. They are brought together by Mr. Burns's film project, Goldman Sachs at 150, which explores the firm’s founding in the years immediately after the Civil War and its evolution into a global financial giant. Join us for a special conversation as they discuss their lives and careers, and what might come next.

Ric Burns, a trustee of the New-York Historical Society, is the founder of Steeplechase Films and currently at work on a film about the life and work of Dr. Oliver Sacks. Lloyd Blankfein serves as senior chairman of Goldman Sachs.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


This program has reached capacity. There will be a standby line the evening of the program. One hour before the program begins, we will begin handing out standby numbers with members receiving priority. Shortly before the program begins, we would begin selling tickets if we are able to do so. Standby does not guarantee admission.

Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final; refunds and exchanges not permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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