How Foreign Companies are Remaking the American Dream

October 28, 2009
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Many Americans have a great deal of discomfort about the influence that foreign companies are exerting on our economy. Are they making us more competitive in the global marketplace, or less? Are they really creating jobs for Americans, or harming them? When they open plants here, are they siphoning money from our economy, or bolstering it? In welcoming their investments, are we selling our economy to the highest bidder? But at a time when an Italian company has bailed out one of the oldest American automakers, a French-German consortium is closing in on a multi billion-dollar military contract to build tanker planes, and a Japanese company sells more cars in the United States than anyone but General Motors, it is clear the American economy cannot survive without foreign investment. And, it could be a key to its economic revival. Author and New York Times correspondent Micheline Maynard discusses themes from her recently released book, The Selling of the American Economy: How Foreign Companies are Remaking the American Dream.

Followed by a book signing.

Micheline Maynard
, Author; Senior Business Correspondent, The New York Times; Japan Society Media Fellow


Ken Belson
, Reporter, The New York Times


6-6:30 pm Registration
6:30-7:30 Lecture and Q&A
7:30-8 Reception and book signing

Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on their company’s current membership level. These reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Additional corporate registrants and Japan Society individual members at the Patron level and above pay the discounted corporate member rate of $10 for the panel discussion. Nonmember admission is $15. The academic and government admission rate is $10. When payment is required, prepayment must be made, or registration secured, with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.

Register online or send email to [email protected].

For information only, please contact the Corporate Program at 212-715-1208.

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2009
  • 6:00 pm