Tales of Fraud and Corruption: Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets

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Tales of Fraud and Corruption: Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets

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Date and Time

Wednesday, December 31, 1969 — Monday, October 25, 2010 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Peace & Justice Theatre, Joan B. Kroc Institute

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




On October 11, 2010, a Bloomberg Business Week article titled Schwarzenegger Says Russia is Gold Mine for Investors said that Governor Schwarzenegger met Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for the second time in half a year and has embraced the Russian leader’s plan to recreate a Silicon Valley in a suburb outside of Moscow. Governor Schwarzenegger compared Russia to a gold mine of economic opportunity as he led a trade mission to Moscow.

But there is price for the opportunity. Zealous government oversight and corruption continue to plague even the most stable developing market.

William F. Browder and Robert P. Smith have both personally experienced the good and the bad sides of doing business in emerging markets, and CNN’s Fareed Zakaria has described Browder’s experience as a real-life thriller with a tragic ending that will soon be made into a Hollywood movie.

Cynthia Richson, Co-director or the Center for Corporate & Securities Law at USD School of Law, will moderate a panel of experts including William Browder and Robert Smith. The panel will discuss the risks and rewards of investing in emerging markets such as Russia and Turkey.

Featured Speakers

  • Investor William P. Browder—founder of Hermitage Capital, a leading global asset management firm based in London—was recently featured on CNN’s Fareed Zakaris GPS.
  • Robert P. Smith, author of Riches Among the Ruins, Adventures in the Dark Corners of the Global Economy, is the founder and managing director of the Boston-based Turan Corporation, which specializes in trading emerging market sovereign debt and evaluating creditor claims against foreign governments.


5:30-6:45 p.m. – Registration – KIPJ Rotunda
6:45-8:00 p.m. – Panel Presentation and Discussion – KIPJ Theatre


University of San Diego School of Law
Center for Corporate and Securities Law
Chartered Financial Analyst Society of San Diego

MCLE Credit

The University of San Diego, School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and certifies that this activity is approved for 1.5 hours of general credit.

Directions & Parking

The panel discussion will take place at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice on the University of San Diego campus.

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
Peace & Justice Theatre, First Floor
University of San Diego
5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego CA 92110

Once you enter the west entrance of campus, stop by the Information Kiosk for a complimentary visitor permit, then:

  • Park in the West Parking Structure to your left after passing the Information Kiosk.
  • Wait for the USD shuttle bus, which stops at the bottom and top of the parking structure every 15-20 minutes OR proceed by foot up the hill to the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, which will be the first building on your right side (across from Mother Rosalie Hill Hall)
  • The Peace & Justice Theatre is on the first floor; there will signs to direct you to the theater.
  • Campus Map. Look for building #12 on the map (Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice).

Hotel Partner

The University of San Diego’s lodging partner is Bartell Hotels. There is a USD discount for individuals and groups. Visit the Bartell Hotels Web site for more information.

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