On December 14, NYU President John Sexton introduced former British prime minister Gordon Brown to an audience gathered in Vanderbilt Hall’s Tishman Auditorium. Sexton, who is also dean emeritus and Benjamin F. Butler Professor of Law at the Law School, announced that Brown will be the University’s first “distinguished global leader in residence.” In that role, he will participate in public discussions, meet with students, and lead a colloquium on global civil society. He will spend two weeks a year at NYU’s New York campus, and two weeks at University locations abroad, including Abu Dhabi.

Following Sexton’s introduction, Brown spoke and answered audience questions about his just-published book on the recent financial meltdown, Beyond the Crash: Overcoming the First Crisis of Globalization.

Watch the full discussion (59 min):

Published December 22, 2010