Paulson Institute Launches “Straight Talk with Hank Paulson” Podcast

New podcast hosted by Institute Chairman and Former US Treasury Secretary features interviews with leading “thinkers” and “doers”

CHICAGO—The Paulson Institute has launched its latest podcast series, Straight Talk with Hank Paulson, hosted by Institute founder and Chairman Henry M. Paulson, Jr. The podcast is available across major platforms and features in-depth conversations between Paulson and top US and global leaders from a wide range of industries. Each episode covers significant issues of the day concerning economics, climate change and sustainability, and US-China relations.

From growing up on a Midwestern farm to leading Goldman Sachs to serving as the 74th US Secretary of the Treasury and founding the Paulson Institute, Paulson brings a unique perspective and insights. With Straight Talk, Paulson draws on this experience to enrich his conversations with prominent world and business leaders, exchanging a lifetime of stories and lessons from the private and public sectors. Each episode reveals compelling viewpoints, topical discussions, and behind-the-scenes stories.

The podcast launches with three interviews featuring never-before-told stories and insights from Madeleine Albright, Former US Secretary of State; Ely Ratner, Executive Vice President and Director of Studies at the Center for a New American Security, and Evan Feigenbaum, Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Larry Bacow, President of Harvard University, and Rafael Reif, President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Future episodes with other distinguished guests will be released in the coming weeks. The podcast can be found on major podcast networks, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, Soundcloud, and on the Paulson Institute website.

About Henry M. Paulson, Jr.
Hank Paulson is the founder and chairman of the Paulson Institute. He served as the 74th Secretary of the Treasury under President George W. Bush. Prior to that, he had a thirty-two year career at Goldman Sachs, ultimately serving as chairman and CEO.

About the Paulson Institute
The Paulson Institute is a non-partisan, independent “think and do tank” dedicated to fostering a US-China relationship that serves to maintain global order in a rapidly evolving world. Our focus on US-China is dictated by the reality that it is the most consequential bilateral relationship in the world. We often operate at the intersection of economics, financial markets, environmental protection, and policy advocacy, in part by promoting balanced and sustainable economic growth. Founded in 2011 by former Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr., the Institute is based in Chicago with offices in Washington and Beijing.

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