Past Programs
Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power
Steve Coll, Kati Marton (moderator)
Thu, June 7th, 2012 | 7:30 pm
(Members $12)


When you pre-order your ticket for this program, for an extra $10 you can enjoy a pre-program cocktail at Caffè Storico and we will reserve a priority seat for you. Just select the "package ticket" and stop by Caffè Storico at the New-York Historical Society prior to the event.

Note: Cannot be purchased at time of program; drink must be redeemed before program begins.

Event details

As the world’s largest publicly traded oil and gas company, ExxonMobil’s annual revenues are greater than the economic activity of most countries, equivalent to the GDP of Norway. In many of the countries where it conducts business, the company’s sway over politics and security is greater than that of the United States embassy. Steve Coll acutely sheds light on ExxonMobil and the larger-than-life characters who have contributed to its colossal story.

Speakers Bio(s)

Steve Coll is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist and writer. He is president of New America Foundation and the author of the new book Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power. Kati Marton (moderator) is an award-winning journalist and the author of seven books, including Hidden Power and Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Purchasing Tickets By Phone/In Person

To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s new in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Advance tickets may also be purchased on site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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