Fifth Financial Market Regulation series to feature Sorkin and Gensler, November 22
Andrew Ross Sorkin, chief mergers and acquisitions reporter and columnist for The New York Times, and Gary Gensler, Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, will discuss "Banks, Shadow Banks, and the New Face of Wall Street" at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 22, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall.
They will be joined by former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine, the John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs & Co. Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School. The discussion is the fifth in the School's Financial Market Regulation series.
In addition to his work at The New York Times, Sorkin is the author of Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System--and Themselves. He is also the editor of DealBook (nytimes.com/dealbook), an online daily financial report he started in 2001. He won a Gerald Loeb Award, the highest honor in business journalism, in 2004 for breaking news, and a Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award in 2005 and 2006. In 2007, the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader.
Gensler was sworn in as the Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on May 26, 2009. Gensler previously served at the U.S. Department of the Treasury as Under Secretary of Domestic Finance (1999-2001) and as Assistant Secretary of Financial Markets (1997-1999). He subsequently served as a senior advisor to the chairman of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, Senator Paul Sarbanes, on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, legislation that reformed corporate responsibility, accounting and securities laws. Prior to joining Treasury, Gensler worked for 18 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was selected as a partner; in his last role he was co-head of Finance.
The Financial Market Regulation series is one of five new thematic lecture series that includes Race and Public Policy; Intractable Conflicts; Implementing Healthcare Reform (co-sponsored with the School’s Center for Health and Wellbeing); and Changing Notions of State, Sovereignty, and Self-Determination (co-sponsored with The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination as part of its10th anniversary). Each series features four to six lectures and/or panel discussions that convene noted scholars, diplomats, and public policy and government officials to discuss pressing policy issues.
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