The Hamptons Institute Kicks Off in April at Guild Hall

Mar 28, 2011, 11:50 ET from Guild Hall of East Hampton

Peter Orszag on Fiscal Austerity with Steve Kroft of CBS' 60 Minutes and Paul Farmer on Health and Human Rights

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Hamptons Institute presents "Spring Awakening" on Saturday, April 16 at Guild Hall in East Hampton.  The Ideas Festival, sponsored by Guild Hall in collaboration with The Roosevelt Institute, features former Obama administration budget director, Peter Orszag, in a conversation on the nation's fiscal and economic future with Steve Kroft, CBS' 60 Minutes correspondent at 11 a.m. Then at 2 p.m., Paul Farmer, the renowned Harvard physician and social anthropologist, who is now the United Nations Deputy Special Envoy in Haiti, will address global challenges in health and human rights in a discussion with Ellen Chesler, senior fellow, Roosevelt Institute.  

This summer the Hamptons Institute will also host a 3-day symposium from July 15 through July 17. The program consists of four sessions, interspersed with informal dinners and lunches for participants and sponsors. Confirmed speakers include Robert Caro and Jonathan Alter who will provide their perspectives on the Obama presidency. Among the invited speakers are: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand,  Mayor Mike Bloomberg (NYC), Mayor Cory Booker (Newark), National Endowment for the Arts Chair Rocco Landesman, George Stephanopoulos and Ray Mabus, United States Secretary of the Navy.  The weekend will also host the Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center lecture on "Lee Krasner in East Hampton" with Gail Levin.  

Last summer the Hamptons Institute featured distinguished panelists and speakers from across the arts, the economy and the media including George Soros, Elizabeth Warren,  Bernard Schwartz, Margo Lion, Damian Woetzel, Ken Auletta, Jeff Zucker, Eric Fischl, Joe Nocera, Jeff Madrick, Lisa Dennison, and Craig Newmark discussing critical issues. Panel topics included "Restoring the Integrity of the U.S. Financial Markets," "Building the Infrastructure for a New Economy," "Investing in Arts and Culture," and "The Future of News and Media.  The conversations were covered by Reuters and Bloomberg, among other major news outlets.

Saturday April 16 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
The Hamptons Institute presented by Guild Hall in collaboration with The Roosevelt Institute; Featuring Steve Kroft, Paul Farmer, and Peter Orszag
Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937; 631.324.0806
$20 general admission / $18 Member admission
Tickets online at or call 1.866.811.4111

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SOURCE Guild Hall of East Hampton