The Day the Sun Doesn't Rise
Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium 600 South Gregory Urbana
The world created in the wake of World War II is the only one most of us have ever known and certainly the one all of us have known the longest. Certain aspects of this world - America as the global hegemon; the U.S. economy as the world's largest; the dollar as the world's money - are so taken for granted that they seem to be the natural order of things, like, for example, the daily rising of the sun. But scientists know that there will come a day when the sun won't rise.
Clyde Prestowitz is founder and President of ESI, a leading Washington think tank on globalization and foreign policy. He has also served as Counselor to the Secretary of Commerce in the Reagan Administration. Mr. Prestowitz is the author of several best selling books including: Trading Places, Rogue Nation, and Three Billion New Capitalists: The Great Shift of Wealth and Power to the East. He also serves on the Advisory Boards of Intel and FormFactor, Inc.
President, Economic Strategy Institute, Washington D.C.