- 9:15AM to 9:30AM
Join Wellness Counselor, Catherine Banson, for a brief fifteen minute meditation via Zoom. These meditation sessions alternate weekly (9:15-9:30am and 4:30-4:45pm). Zoom info can be found here.
Please join NSG on Thursday, October 1 from 12:10-1:10 PM for "Racing National Security." Matiangai Sirleaf will moderate the event and the panel will consist of Monica Bell, Aslı Bâli, and Noura Erakat. Inspired by Just Security's "Racing National Security" symposium, the panel will discuss rendering race visible in national security and shifting the dominant paradigm towards addressing issues of racial justice. RSVP for the Zoom link here: https://forms.gle/qJEsVu2Q4n1m8YUi7
Conversation with partners from NY office of Latham & Watkins LLP about project finance.
PLEASE NOTE: this event will be rescheduled.
Roberto Gargarella is a Professor of Constitutional Theory and Political Philosophy at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.
If you would like to attend, please email email@example.com for the zoom link and background reading.
Massachusetts is home to the #1 life sciences cluster in the world, but it did not happen by chance. Bob Coughlin, MassBio President & CEO, will tell the story of how Massachusetts became the best place in the world for biopharmaceutical innovation through a very personal example.
Funding and Defunding Criminal Systems
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 4:10 to 5:45 pm EST
ABSTRACT: "The shareholder wealth paradigm displaced a managerialist model where investors deferred to managers with the expertise to efficiently allocate resources within the firm. The corporate managers who administered such internal capital markets faced less pressure to increase profits than they do today. The conventional explanation of the transition from managerialism to shareholder wealth maximization points to changes in ideology favoring shareholders. This Article argues that a more significant cause of the decline of the managerialist model was a fundamental shift in the way that investors valued companies. As the ability of public companies to internally forecast their performance improved, investors became more confident in predicting the trajectory of corporate earnings. As stock prices increasingly reflected the present value of the company’s future performance, it became more important for public companies to demonstrate that their earnings would increase. One way of doing so has been to consistently meet financial projections. Rather than mainly reflecting ideology, shareholder wealth maximization is part of the structure of markets that value stocks based on their future earnings. As investors have recently shifted their valuation methods to deemphasize immediate profitability, some companies may gain more discretion to make meaningful commitments to stakeholders."
Rian Thum, University of Nottingham
The lecture will be delivered online as a Zoom webinar. A short panel discussion with faculty from Yale and other universities will follow the discussion.
To receive the link to the Zoom webinar, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org