The Tanner Lecture Series on Ethics, Citizenship, and Public Responsibility
Public Responsibility and the Federal-State Disconnect
Former Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York
Richard Ravitch is a lawyer/businessman/public official who has been engaged in both private and public business for more than 50 years. He was the chairman and chief executive officer of HRH Construction Corporation and after his years of public service for the State of New York, he became chairman and CEO of the Bowery Savings Bank. In 1975, at the request of Governor Hugh Carey of the State of New York, Mr. Ravitch assumed the chairmanship of the near-bankrupt New York State Urban Development Corporation, successfully keeping the corporation solvent and completing construction of 30,000 low-income housing units. For five years beginning in 1979, he served as chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, reorganizing the MTA and improving the region’s transportation infrastructure. In 1988, he was the chairman of the Charter Revision Commission of the City of New York.
In 1999, Congress created the Millennial Housing Commission to examine the federal government’s role in meeting the nation’s growing affordable housing challenges. Mr. Ravitch was appointed to serve as co-chair of the Commission which led a diverse group of 22 housing experts in an intensive 17 month process to rethink America’s affordable housing policy. The Commission presented its report to Congress in May, 2002. The report recommended a series of initiatives to create new housing tools, reform several current programs and streamline existing programs.
Mr. Ravitch recently served as lieutenant governor of the State of New York.
Mr. Ravitch recently co-chaired the State Budget Crisis Task Force with former chairman of the Federal Reserve, Paul A. Volcker.
Friday, October 10
4 p.m. Lecture
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This event is being held in conjunction with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs 90th anniversary and Syracuse University’s Orange Central reunion and homecoming. More details about this exciting lecture will be released shortly. In the meantime, follow the links below to learn more about Orange Central and Maxwell’s 90th anniversary.
This event is presented in conjunction with the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Maxwell School.
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What does it mean to be an ethical citizen? What do the needs for public responsibility demand from us, whether we work in the private or the public sectors, and whether we are entry-level employees or top leaders? The Tanner Lecture Series on Ethics, Citizenship, and Public Responsibility provides a public forum for exploring these questions in provocative and challenging ways. Speakers are leaders in their fields who have wrestled with these questions and demonstrated—through their life and work—that generative efforts can enrich both our private and public lives. Collectively the lectures aim to stimulate audiences to re-envision their own responsibilities in different, and at times deliberately unsettling ways—not merely to inform, but to engage and provoke, and to leave a lasting impression that influences future behavior. In this way, the Tanner Lectures seek to expand horizons and spark new conversations about the problems and opportunities we collectively face as citizens of nations and of the world.
The series has been generously endowed by Dr. W. Lynn Tanner, founder, CEO, and chairman of TEC Canada, a leadership development organization dedicated to accelerating the growth and development of outstanding twenty-first century leaders. Dr. Tanner received a PhD from the Maxwell School in 1975, where his studies focused on organizational change and development in the public and private sectors. For more information visit The Campbell Public Affairs Institute.