About the Speaker
David M. Rubenstein
Chair of the Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents
DAVID M. RUBENSTEIN is a co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. He is chair of the Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents and chairman of the boards of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is co-chairman of the board of the Brookings Institution and has served as chairman of the board of trustees of Duke University. Rubenstein also is a trustee of the National Gallery of Art, the University of Chicago, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and the Institute for Advanced Study. He is president of the Economic Club of Washington and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.