Empire of Wealth: The Story of America’s Economic Power
World history is replete with stories of empires built and maintained by military domination, through force of arms and political power. The United States has been different—it has dominated the world through mostly peaceful means, especially through the continued creation and distribution of staggering wealth.
This course explores how America created that wealth, in amounts unprecedented by any measure, and how wealth, and the capacity to create more of it, have been the source of America’s global influence.
Dr. Harry Ballan
Harry Ballan is a Managing Director of Alliant‘s Global Mergers and Acquisitions Group and an Adjunct Professor at New York University Law School. He holds a BA, MA, M.Phil. and PhD from Yale University and a JD from Columbia Law School. After law school, Harry clerked for the Hon. Wilfred Feinberg in the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit following which he was a lawyer at Davis Polk for almost 30 years, 24 of them as a Partner. Harry was Dean of Touro Law School and Founding Dean of the Tikvah Online Academy.
Interim Director, Tikvah Scholars Program