Larry Summers, a world renown economist, was one of the featured speakers at the 2013 ABC Forum held in Miami. He spoke about the future of the U.S. – Latin American relations and how a crisis that impacts this country can actually have positive outcomes.
Fusion’s Derrick Ashong interviewed Summers during his stay in Miami and part of their conversation was aired on the DNA show.
Summers is best known as being the President Emeritus of Harvard University and was U.S. Secretary of Treasury from 1999-2001 under President Bill Clinton.
Summers was Director of President Barack Obama’s National Economic Council from 2009-2011 and was a top contender to become the next Chairman of the Federal Reserve, but withdrew his candidacy under a firestorm of controversy, including charges that he presided over the deregulation of the financial industry in the late 1990s.
He was widely criticized for comments he made while President of Harvard, suggesting women did not succeed in math and science careers because of their gender.
Today Summers is the Charles W Eliot University Professor at Harvard.