Friday, December 20, 2013
San Diego (December 20, 2013) – The Center for Corporate and Securities Law at the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law and the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation at Saïd Business School will present “How Reputations Are Won and Lost in Modern Information Markets” at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2014, at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice on USD’s campus.
Frank Partnoy, the George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance and founder of the Center for Corporate and Securities Law at USD School of Law, and Rupert Younger, the founding director of the Centre for Corporate Reputation at Saïd Business School and co-founder and consulting partner at RLM Finsbury, will host international journalists, professors and business leaders to discuss how fundamental changes in the spread of information are affecting the way businesses interact with their stakeholders, how they navigate the competing information agendas that surround them, and the public policy implications.
Three panels will feature speeches and discussion about: (1) the effects of technological change on the dissemination and analysis of information, (2) the proliferation of different stakeholders and audiences, and (3) the polarization of knowledge.
Conference panels will discuss and debate questions such as:
- How have the above-mentioned changes altered the role of journalists, academics, and business leaders? How do they affect the reputations of corporations and individuals?
- How has the spread of information and knowledge about markets changed? Are those changes good or bad?
- How has the role of journalists and academics who write about markets changed? How do these changes affect the reputations of corporations and individuals?
- How should the answers to any of these questions affect policy?
Conference speakers, panelists and moderators include:
- Sinan Aral, Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management
- Paul Kedrosky, Senior Fellow, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
- Clive Priddle, Publisher, PublicAffairs
- Felix Salmon, Finance Blogger, Reuters
- Biz Stone, Co-Inventor and Co-Founder, Twitter
- Gillian Tett, Assistant Editor, Financial Times (tentative)
- Steven Davidoff, Professor, Michael E. Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University
- Jesse Eisinger, Senior Reporter, Propublica
- Tony Hadley, Senior VP of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Experian
- Bethany McLean, Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair
- Ray Nasr, Former Director of Communications, Google
- Lucas van Praag, Former Global Head of Corporate Communications, Goldman Sachs
- Anat Admati, Professor of Finance and Economics, Stanford University
- Marco Alverà, Senior Executive Vice President, eni
- Herb Greenberg, Commentator and Editor, TheStreet and CNBC
- Chris McKenna, Saïd Business School, Oxford University
- Simon Lorne, Vice Chairman and Chief Legal Officer, Millenium Management
- Richard Thaler, Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, The University of Chicago
- Victor Fleischer, Professor, USD School of Law
- Rowena Olegario, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Corporate Reputation, Saïd Business School, Oxford University
General registration for the conference is $20. The conference is from 1:30 – 6 p.m., with a networking reception from 6 – 7 p.m. at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice on the campus of the University of San Diego.
About the Centre for Corporate Reputation
The Centre for Corporate Reputation is an independent research centre within Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. The centre aims to understand how the reputations of corporations and institutions are created, sustained, enhanced, destroyed and rehabilitated.
About the Center for Corporate and Securities Law
The Center for Corporate and Securities Law at the University of San Diego School of Law helps enrich scholarly and popular debate on a wide range of issues related to corporate governance, financial regulation and other business law topics. The center hosts academic and public conferences, publishes papers and discussions from those conferences, provides point-of-contact for popular and business media on issues of broad public interest, supports faculty and student research, and sponsors public lectures.
About the University of San Diego School of Law
Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law enrolls approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law, and taxation.
USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.