World Affairs Council of Orange County (WACOC) welcomes Kenneth Lipper to the March 27 meeting

The World Affairs Council of Orange County (WACOC) will welcome Kenneth Lipper, a prominent figure in the world of arts, finance and government, to join their upcoming event titled, “Global Business Outlook: Trends Shaping The Next Era of Commerce.”

Taking place on Wednesday, March 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at OASIS Senior Center, the topics to be discussed will include Lipper’s experience in commercial finance, economic development and international trade. Additionally, he will speak about global banking and his predictions on when interest rates around the world will start to drop in an age of volatility.

This event will also include an immersive audience Q&A with Lipper. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with him in the “green room” during the reception of the event.

Lipper was an investment banking partner of Lehman Brothers and Salomon Brothers, before founding Lipper & Co., a multi-billion dollar investment management and corporate finance firm.

He served as deputy mayor of New York City to Mayor Ed Koch, and subsequently was commissioner and chairman of the Ethics and Governance Committee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He has also served on corporate and non-profit boards of directors, including Neutrogena Corporation, CNH Industrial, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Sundance Institute.

In film, Lipper wrote and produced City Hall starring Al Pacino, produced The Winter Guest starring Emma Thompson, and along with Steven Spielberg, produced the Holocaust documentary The Last Days, for which he received an Academy Award.

The evening’s schedule:

–5:30-6:30 p.m.: Reception with appetizers

–6:30-7:30 p.m.: Moderated discussion with Kenneth Kipper

–7-7:30 p.m.: Audience Q&A

To register and for tickets, go here.

OASIS Senior Center is located at 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar.

For more information on the World Affairs Council of Orange County, visit

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