The World Affairs Council of Orange County & the Orange County Stanford Alumni Association present:

Global Business Outlook: Trends Shaping the Next Era of Commerce


Hon. Ken Lipper 

Date & Time:

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

5:00-5:30 pm: Private Roundtable/VIP Reception for Founder’s Club

5:30 – 6:30 pm: Reception with appetizers

6:30 – 7:00 pm: Moderated discussion

7:00-7:30 pm: Audience Q&A*

*Please submit your questions ahead of time at registration or by emailing:



801 Narcissus Ave.

Corona Del Mar, CA 92625


WACOC, OCSA, & ACGOC Members: $60

Non-members: $70

Student Members: $20

Young Professional Members: $40

*Ticket includes light refreshments (light appetizers, water, and coffee)


There is plenty of free parking on-site

Thank you to our co-sponsor:

Orange County Stanford Alumni Association

Speaker Bio:

Hon. Ken Lipper

Ken Lipper was an investment banking partner of Lehman Brothers and Salomon Brothers, before founding Lipper & Co., a multibillion dollar investment management and corporate finance firm. He served as Deputy Mayor to Mayor Ed Koch, and subsequently as Commissioner and Chairman of the Ethics and Governance Committee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  He was co publisher of Lipper Viking Penguin, which published the Penguin Lives series of 24 biographies by celebrated authors.

Mr. Lipper served on corporate and non-profit boards of directors, including: Neutrogena Corporation; CNH Industrial; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; Rockefeller Brothers Fund; Sundance Institute. He was adjunct professor at Columbia University School of International Affairs.

In film, Ken wrote and produced City Hall starring Al Pacino;  produced The Winter Guest starring Emma Thompson; produced, with Steven Spielberg, the Holocaust documentary The Last Days, for which Ken received an Academy Award. He wrote the novels City Hall and Wall Street, and was Chief Technical Adviser to Oliver Stone on the latter film.

Moderator Bio: 

Professor Jonathan Aronson

Jonathan Aronson is professor of communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, USC and professor of international relations LAO at the University of Southern California. His research interests include international communications, international communications policy, and global governance. He investigates how communication and network developments related to privacy, equity, standard setting, competition policy, cybersecurity, and international intellectual property shape the path of globalization. He is the co-author (with Peter Cowhey) of Digital DNA: Disruption and the Challenges for Global Governance (Oxford University Press). He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and served as president of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs. Aronson received his degrees from Harvard (1971) and Stanford (1976).