On November 6, 2015, Mervyn Allister King KG, GBE, FBA, Professor of Economics and Law at New York University School of Law, delivered a keynote address commemorating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta on November 6, 2015. “Magna Carta: Then and Now” examined the past, present, and future of the Magna Carta in the political landscape of the UK and the world.
the past, present, and future of the Magna Carta in the political landscape of the UK and the world.
King served as Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee and Financial Policy Committee from 2003 – June 2013. He was previously Deputy Governor from 1998 to 2003, Chief Economist and Executive Director from 1991, and non-executive director of the Bank from 1990 to 1991. King was knighted (GBE) in 2011, made a life peer in 2013 and appointed by the Queen a Knight of the Garter in 2014.
The keynote address was open to members of the New York University community and the public.