Public Lecture 2011-2012

April 12, 2012

Intended and Unintended Consequences of Financial Regulatory Responses to the Financial Crisis: A Discussion with Peter Fisher of BlackRock & Professor Jeffrey Gordon of Columbia Law School (Moderated by Jesse Greene)

12:30-2:00 p.m. Columbia Law School-JG 105

This discussion will explore what has happened in capital markets following the crisis, particularly the impacts — both intentional and unintentional — of financial regulatory changes. In what ways have these regulatory changes affected access to capital markets and the way financial players do business? To what extent does uncertainty about future regulations affect counterparty behavior and risk-taking? What should be done about the unintended consequences of regulatory reform? To what extent do these reforms fail to go far enough in addressing risk factors that could produce a future crisis? These and other related topics will be the focus of this event.

Peter Fisher’s bio | Jeffrey Gordon’s bio | Photos

 

March 20, 2012

Manufacturing and Misappropriation: Does China’s Manufacturing prowess depend on Intellectual Property violations? A Discussion with Professor Willy Shih of Harvard Business School & Professor Tim Wu of Columbia Law School (Moderated by Jesse Greene)

12:30-2:00 p.m. Columbia Business School-Uris 142

The decades-long decline of American manufacturing coupled with a rise in Chinese competition is the subject of public debate, political campaigns, and even Super Bowl ads. China is perceived to have developed manufacturing capability that is superior to other nations and to be taking jobs from the US, among others. Some American firms allege that misappropriation of trade secrets and intellectual property is part of the Chinese model.What is China really capable of, and how did it get to the current state? What are its legal duties in intellectual IP? What can companies do to protect the foundation of their earning power? Is the concern valid and where is this going as China increases it innovation capability? These and other related issues will be explored in this discussion.

Willy Shih’s bio | Tim Wu’s bio | Photos | Summary | Video

 

November 29, 2011

Seth Pinsky on Economic Development Projects in New York City

Columbia Law School- JG 105 6:15-7:15 p.m.

The Richard Richman Center for Business, Law and Public Policy and Columbia Real Estate Law Society welcome Seth Pinsky, President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation. He will discuss recent economic development projects where New York City is headed and the role lawyers can play in economic development.

Seth Pinsky’s bio | Presentation

 

October 28, 2011

A Discussion with Bill Winters

School of International and Public Affairs, 1512 12:00-1:30 p.m.

The Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law and Public Policy and the School of International and Public Affairs co-sponsored a discussion on UK Banking Reforms and their Implications on the Financial Stability and Competition, featuring Bill Winters, member of the UK’s Independent Commission on Banking and former co-chief executive of J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank. There were over 40 attendees at the conference which including students and faculty.

Presentation | Commission Report