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GW New York Reception and Discussion with Elliott School Dean Alyssa Ayres


Union Club
101 East 69th Street
New York‚ NY 10021 


6:00pm Reception
7:00pm Alumni panel discussion
8:00pm Event ends 

Event Description

Join the GW community in the New York metro area for a discussion on global markets‚ Wall Street and American capitalism with GW alumnae leaders — Abby Joseph Cohen‚ CCAS MA ’76‚ Diana Henriques‚ ESIA BA ’69‚ and Julie Monaco‚ ESIA BA ’85 — in conversation with Alyssa Ayres‚ Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs.

This event is sponsored by the International Women of Elliott. We also thank Elliott School Board of Advisors Member‚ Peter Bazos‚ BA ’01‚ JD 07‚ for hosting us at the Union Club.

Please note that the Union Club observes a strict dress code: jacket and tie for gentlemen or equivalent dress for ladies are required at all times. Denim and sneakers are not permitted in the club. You will not be permitted in the club if not properly attired.

We have now reached capacity for this event‚ and online registration is closed. If you would like to be added to the waitlist or you have any questions‚ please contact Elaine Garbe in Elliott School Alumni Programs at Thanks!


Alumna Abby CohenAbby Joseph Cohen‚ CCAS MA ’76‚ is Professor of Business in the Columbia University Graduate School of Business in New York City. She was previously a longstanding partner and chief U.S. investment strategist at Goldman Sachs. She was also president of the Global Markets Institute at Goldman Sachs‚ which provides research on the intersection of economics‚ public policy‚ and financial markets. Ms. Cohen is recognized as a thought leader in U.S. portfolio strategy and was previously ranked No. 1 by Institutional Investor and Greenwich Associates. Her career is the subject of a Harvard Business School case study‚ a Bloomberg BusinessWeek cover story‚ a New York Times feature article‚ and a profile in The New Yorker‚ including original cartoon.


Diana HenriquesDiana Henriques‚ ESIA BA ’69‚ an award-winning journalist and two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize‚ is the author‚ most recently‚ of Taming the Street: The Old Guard‚ the New Deal‚ and FDR’s Fight to Regulate American Capitalism‚ published in September 2023 by Random House and recently cited as an “Editor’s Choice” selection by The New York Times Book Review. Ms. Henriques also wrote the New York Times bestseller The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust. She stepped down as a senior financial writer at The New York Times in 2012‚ but remains a contributor to the paper. She was also a member of The New York Times team that was a Pulitzer finalist for its coverage of the 2008 financial crisis. Ms. Henriques served for eight years as a member of GW’s Board of Trustees and ten years as a member of the Elliott School Board of Advisors.


juliemanaco.jpegJulie Monaco‚ ESIA BA ’85‚ is Managing Director and Global Head‚ Public Sector Banking‚ Corporate Banking Division‚ Citi. She leads the banking coverage team in 98 countries that is responsible for providing a full range of financial services to public sector entities in 160 countries. Ms. Monaco is a member of the Supervisory Board of Citi‚ Ukraine‚ and Chair of the Board of the Business Council for International Understanding. She is an active member on Citi Women’s Senior Steering Committee where she expands her leadership in matters of workplace‚ education‚ and inclusion. At GW‚ Ms. Monaco is the founding Chair of the International Women of the Elliott‚ and has served as a member of the Elliott School Board of Advisors for fourteen years‚ including as Chair for three years. 

ESIA Dean Alyssa AyresModerator:  Appointed in February 2021‚ Alyssa Ayres is the first woman to serve as permanent dean at the Elliott School. She is a foreign policy practitioner and award-winning author with senior experience in the government‚ nonprofit‚ and private sectors. From 2013 to 2021‚ she was a senior fellow for India‚ Pakistan‚ and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations‚ where she remains an adjunct senior fellow‚ and from 2010 to 2013 served as deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia. Her work focuses primarily on India’s role in the world and on U.S. relations with South Asia in the larger Indo-Pacific. Ms. Ayres is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations‚ the Trilateral Commission‚ the Halifax International Security Forum’s agenda group‚ and serves on the board of directors of the National Endowment for Democracy and the Women’s Foreign Policy Group. In 2021 and 2022‚ the Washingtonian included her as one of their “most influential people shaping policy.” 

We have now reached capacity for this event‚ and online registration is closed. If you would like to be added to the waitlist or you have any questions‚ please contact Elaine Garbe in Elliott School Alumni Programs at Thanks!

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