Chairman of the Blackstone Group and the Council on Foreign Relations to Speak at Pace Forum

Paul Maidment, executive editor of Forbes and editor of Forbes.com, will interview Peter G. Peterson, chairman and co-founder of The Blackstone Group, chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, and founding chairman of the Institute for International Economics (Washington, D.C.). Peterson served as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2000 to 2004. He was named Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs in 1971, and Secretary of Commerce in 1972 by President Nixon.

Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

MEDIA ADVISORY

NOTE:
Seating is extremely limited. Members of the media must RSVP to wcaldwell@pace.edu

December 2, 2004

PETER G. PETERSON, CHAIRMAN OF THE BLACKSTONE GROUP AND THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS, TO SPEAK AT PACE UNIVERSITY’S GLOBAL FINANCE LEADERSHIP FORUM, DECEMBER 6

WHO: Paul Maidment, executive editor of Forbes and editor of Forbes.com, will interview Peter G. Peterson, chairman and co-founder of The Blackstone Group, chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, and founding chairman of the Institute for International Economics (Washington, D.C.). Peterson served as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2000 to 2004. He was named Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs in 1971, and Secretary of Commerce in 1972 by President Nixon.

WHAT: Global Finance Leadership Forum: “Open Dialogue with Peter G. Peterson.”

This is the fifth event of its kind organized by the Lubin School’s Center for Global Finance. Past forums have featured NASDAQ Stock Market president Robert Greifeld; World Bank president James D. Wolfensohn; Congressman Michael Oxley (R-Ohio); Robert D. Hormats, vice chairman of Goldman Sachs International; John Lipsky, chief economist of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.; and Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. The event is hosted by the Center for Global Finance and the Accounting Department of Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, in conjunction with Forbes.com and Gartner Inc.

WHEN: Monday, December 6. Continental breakfast at 8 a.m. Discussion from 8:20 to 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Forbes Building, 60 Fifth Avenue (between 12th and 13th Streets), New York City.

PETERSON BIO: Peter G. Peterson is chairman and co-founder of The Blackstone Group, a leading global investment and advisory firm founded in 1985. The firm has raised in excess of $30 billion for alternative asset investing since its formation, including over $14 billion for private equity investing.

Peterson is chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, founding chairman of the Institute for International Economics (Washington, D.C.) and founding president of The Concord Coalition. He is the co-chair of The Conference Board Commission on Public Trust and Private Enterprises (co-chaired by John Snow, currently Secretary of the Treasury). He was also chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2000 to 2004.

Prior to founding Blackstone, Peterson was chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers (1973-1977) and later chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers, Kuhn, Loeb Inc. (1977-1984). He was chairman and CEO of Bell and Howell Corporation from 1963 to 1971.

In 1971, President Richard Nixon named Peterson Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs. He was named Secretary of Commerce by President Nixon in 1972. At that time he also assumed the chairmanship of President Nixon’s National Commission on Productivity and was appointed U.S. chairman of the U.S.-Soviet Commercial Commission, which negotiated comprehensive trade, Ex-Im credit, arbitration, copyright and lend-lease agreements.

Peterson was formerly a director of Sony Corporation, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Federated Department Stores, Black & Decker Manufacturing Company, General Foods Corporation, RCA, The Continental Group, and Cities Service.

Peterson is a trustee of the Committee for Economic Development, the Japan Society and the Museum of Modern Art and a director of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Public Agenda Foundation and The Nixon Center.

Peterson is the author of several books, including Running on Empty: How the Democratic and Republican Parties are Bankrupting Our Future and What Americans Can Do About It; Gray Dawn: How the Coming Age Wave Will Transform America – and the World; Will America Grow Up Before It Grows Old?; and Facing Up: How to Rescue the Economy from Crushing Debt and Restore the American Dream.

He has been awarded honorary PhD degrees by Colgate University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Northwestern University, New School University, the University of Rochester, and Southampton College of Long Island University.

Pace University Expert on U.S./Canada Relations, NAFTA Receives Fulbright Scholar Award

Stephen Blank, a professor and the Director of the Center for International Business Development at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and do research at the University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada during the 2004-2005 academic year. The announcement was made by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

October 15, 2004

PACE UNIVERSITY EXPERT ON US/CANADA RELATIONS, NAFTA RECEIVES FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR AWARD FOR RESEARCH ON PROBLEMS, PROSPECTS OF NORTH AMERICA

Will spend next year at University of Montreal

Stephen Blank, a professor and the Director of the Center for International Business Development at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and do research at the University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada during the 2004-2005 academic year. The announcement was made by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright program is the nation’s flagship international educational exchange activity. Among thousands of prominent U.S. Fulbright Scholar alumni are Milton Friedman, Nobel Laureate in Economics; James Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA and Nobel Laureate in Medicine; Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet; and Craig Barrett, CEO of Intel Corporation.

Blank has written widely on Canada and North American developments in recent years, and appears frequently on Canadian radio and television and as a speaker at conferences and meetings. He is consultant on Canada at the Americas Society in New York. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mid-Atlantic Club of New York and the Executive Committee of the North-American Committee. He serves on the Board of Advisors of the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York and the ThinkNet Commission Steering Committee of Prometheé, a Paris-based research organization, and is a Special Advisor to the Pacific Institute. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Blank has taught in the Government Departments at Harvard University (1965-67) and the University of Pittsburgh (1967-74). He was Visiting Professor at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College for nine years (1982-1991). He has served recently as a regular Visiting Professor at HEC-Montréal. His visiting or adjunct appointments include Yale, the University of British Columbia, the International University of Japan, Dalhousie University, Columbia and the University of Toronto.

Visit http://webpage.pace.edu/sblank for more information.

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Over its 58 years of existence, thousands of U.S. faculty and professionals have studied, taught or done research abroad, and thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the United States. They are among more than 250,000 American and foreign university students, K-12 teachers, and university faculty and professionals who have participated in one of the several Fulbright exchange programs.

Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and because they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential in their fields. Blank is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad to some 140 countries for the 2004-2005 academic year through the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent university committed to opportunity, teaching and learning, civic involvement and measurable outcomes. It is one of the ten founders of Project Pericles, developing education that encourages lifelong participation in democratic processes. Pace has seven campuses, including downtown and midtown New York City, Pleasantville, Briarcliff, White Plains (a graduate center and the law school), and a Hudson Valley Center at Stewart International Airport near Newburgh, N.Y. Approximately 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School. www.pace.edu

For further information about the Fulbright Scholar Program, please contact Nancy Santos Gainer, director of external relations, Council for International Exchange of Scholars. Telephone: 202-686-4014 E-mail: ngainer@cies.iie.org Web site: www.cies.org