Monday, December 16, 2002
6:00 p.m.

Association of the Bar of the City of New York  
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY

A panel of experts and government officials will focus on the problems and progress of the economic, physical and social
rebuilding effort of New York’s Financial District, and the role that the federal government has taken in it.  Other issues explored
will be the respective federal, state and local roles taken in: addressing the long-term rebuilding of the physical and economic
infrastructure of the financial district, and the prevention of the loss of financial services and related industries that have provided
an economic engine for the City and the nation; addressing the risk to the solvency of NYC and the potential or realized long-term
decline in the City’s fortunes of the sort experienced during the last fiscal crisis; changes made in public security to address the
ongoing risks of future terrorist acts in New York City (as well as other economic and government centers) and continuing
necessary investments in human capital -- including in education and infrastructure -- in the face of the unanticipated demands
that have been imposed upon the City since September 11.

A question and answer period will follow.


Brian Lehrer
Radio Talk Show Host, On The Line, WNYC

Hon. Felix Rohatyn
Fmr. Chair of the Municipal Assistance Corporation of the City of New York,
Fmr. U.S. Ambassador to France

Ester R. Fuchs
Special Mayoral Advisor for Governance and Strategic Planning

Prof. Steven Craig Wilder
Department of History, Dartmouth University

Carter S. Wiseman
Yale University School of Architecture

Kathryn S. Wylde
President and CEO, New York City Partnership and Chamber of Commerce

Presented by the Committee on Federal Legislation,
Rita W. Gordon, Chair

This program is free and open to members, their guests and to the public.  
Wheelchair accessible.

For more information, please contact attorneys
Rita W. Gordon at 212.735.4185
or or
K. Jacob Ruppert, 718.263.2367
K. Jacob Ruppert
Brian Lehrer
Hon. Felix Rohatyn
Ester R. Fuchs
Carter S. Wiseman
Kathryn S. Wylde
Prof. Steven Craig Wilder
Rita W. Gordon