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Practising Law Institute<p>​Charles Elson represented the Center in an Webcast program, "ESG 2020: What It Means for Boards, Management, and Counsel," presetned by PLI.  Professor Elson particpated on a panel in the segment, "Building an Effective Corporate Governance Stategy and Managing Employees, Activists and Shareholders.<br></p>7/31/2020 4:00:00 AM
Journal of Accountancy<p>Charles Elson spoke on a Journal of Accountancy podcast on “Why companies must seriously consider board refreshment” in April 2020.</p><p>               </p>4/1/2020 4:00:00 AM
The Conference Board<p>​The Center was represented by Charels Elson, who participated in a Confernce Board ESG Center webcast, <a href="https://www.conference-board.org/webcasts/ondemand/videodetail.cfm?videoid=8858"><strong>"What does the BRT Statement Mean -- and Mean for You?"</strong></a> The webcast was sponsored by the law firm of Cleary Gotttlieb Steen & Hamilton. Inn addition to Professor Elson, Paul Washington, Executive Director of the ESG Center, was joined by Ken Bertsch, Executive Director of The Council of Institutional Investors; and Arthur Kohn, Partner at Cleary Gottlieb.</p>11/25/2019 5:00:00 AM
Directors& Boards<p>​Charles Elson represented and participated at the Directors&Boards Forum on “The Character of the Corporation: What Roles Should Government Play in ESG” in New York, NY in November 2019.</p>11/20/2019 5:00:00 AM
Jefferies Active Board<p>Charles Elson represented the Center at the Jefferies Active Board Conference in Palm Beach, FL in November 2019.  He participated on a panel, “Best Practices in Today’s Contentious Corporate Environment.”</p>11/8/2019 5:00:00 AM
AEGIS Caribbean Corporate Governance Conference<p>Charles Elson represented the Center at the Caribbean Corporate Governance Conference 2019 that was held in October 2019 in Trinidad-Tobago. The focus of the Conference was "Good Governance, Good Business" – building a healthy and sustainable business.  Professor Elson spoke on "Good Governance, Great Business."  </p>10/30/2019 4:00:00 AM
International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN)<p>Charles Elson represented the Center at the ICGN Conference in Miami, FL in October 2019.  Mr. Elson chaired and participated on a panel on “Current Issues in US Corporate Governance – What International Investors Need To Know.”</p>10/15/2019 4:00:00 AM
S&P Global Advisory Council<p>Charles Elson represented the Center as a speaker at the S&P Global Advisory Council in New York, NY in October 2019.  He spoke on “ESG and Corporate Governance.”</p>10/11/2019 4:00:00 AM
Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and American University Law School<p>​The Center was represented by Charels Elson, who participated in a fireside chat wiith Veta Richardson, President and CEO of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), at a symposium on Corporate Counsel as Business Leaders organized by ACC and the American University Buisness Law Review that was held in Washington, D.C.<br></p>10/7/2019 4:00:00 AM
Pennsylvania Trust Company.<p>Charles Elson spoke on "Past, Present & Future of U. S. Corporate Governance," at the Pennsylvania Trust Company, in Radnor, Pa. in October 2019.</p>10/4/2019 4:00:00 AM
Skytop Strategies<p>​​The Center was represented by Charles Elson, who participated on a panel, "Corporate Governance Outlook for 2020.," at the Skytop Strategies Global Shareholders Engagement & Activism Summit 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.</p>9/26/2019 4:00:00 AM
Investor Stewardship Group<p>​Charles Elson interviewed Marty Lipton, Founding Partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz, who was the keyonte speaker at the First Annual ISG/Corporate Issuers Conference, which was co-hosted by the Weinberg Center on the campus of the University of Delaware.<br></p>9/13/2019 4:00:00 AM
Specal Olympics Delaware<p>​Charles Elson spoke on "Insights on High Performing Boards," at a Special Olympics Delaware program.  <br></p>9/5/2019 4:00:00 AM
National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)<p>​​​The Center was represented by Charles Elson, who spoke on "Fiduciary Duties of Corporate Boards," at the NACD Director Professionalism Course in Rancho Palos Verde, CA.</p>8/14/2019 4:00:00 AM
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania<p>​Charles Elson represented the Center when he spoke on the CBS and Viacom merger on "Knowledge @Wharton."<br></p>8/1/2019 4:00:00 AM
U.S. State Department Foreign Policy Institute<p>​The Center was represented by Charles Elson, who spoke on “Corporate Governance and Foreign Investment and How They Play a Role in Foreign Policy” at the U.S. State Department Foreign Policy Institute, at the Unversity of Delaware.<br></p>7/1/2019 4:00:00 AM
Practising Law Institute<p>​​The Center was represented by Charles Elson, who was a speaker at  a PLI conference, "ESG and Promoting Corporate Sustainability 2019”</p>6/25/2019 4:00:00 AM
Passageways<p>​The Center was represented by Charles Elson, who was a speaker at a Passageways' OnBaord Webinar, "Strategic Thinking & The New World Order of Governance.”</p>6/7/2019 4:00:00 AM
The Deal/BoardEx/The Street<p>​The Center was represented by Charles Elson, who participated on a panel, “Regulatory Update: The Battle Over New Rules For Activism,” in New York, NY.<br></p>6/6/2019 4:00:00 AM
University of Manchester<p>​The Center was represented by Charles Elson, who was a lecturer at the University of Manchester, School of Law, in Manchester, England.  Charles Elson spoke on “Delaware, Business Judgement and the Death of Dual Class Stock.”</p>5/24/2019 4:00:00 AM
University of Dundee<p>The Center was represetned by Charles Elson, who was a lecturer ast the Univerisry of DunDee, Faculaty of Law in Dundee, Scotland.  Charles Elson spoke on “Delaware, Business Judgement and the Death of Dual Class Stock."</p>5/22/2019 4:00:00 AM
University of Edinburgh<p>​The Center was represented by Charles Elson, who was a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, Faculty of Law, in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Charles Elson spoke on “Delaware, Business Judgement and the Death of Dual Class Stock.”</p>5/21/2019 4:00:00 AM
University College Center for Commercial Law<p>​The Center was erpresented by Charles Elson at the University College Center for Commercial Law in London , England.  Charles Elson was a presenter at the “Dual Class Stock Workshop.”</p>5/16/2019 4:00:00 AM
University College of London<p>​The Center was represented by Charels Elson, who was a presenter at a workshop at the University College of London, Center for Commercial Law, London, England.  The workshop was on “Delaware & Dual Class Stock.”</p>5/16/2019 4:00:00 AM
University of Leeds<p>​The Center was represented by Charles Elson, who was a lecturer at the Unversity of Leeds, School of Law, in West Yorkshire, England.  Charles Elson spoke on “Delaware, Business Judgement and the Death of Dual Class Stock.”</p>5/14/2019 4:00:00 AM
Institute of Directors<p>​The Center was represented by Charles Elson at the Institue of Directors in London, England.  He spoke on “Insights on Recent Corporate Governance Developments in the US and Beyond.”</p>5/9/2019 4:00:00 AM
University of Cambridge <p>​The Center was represented by Charles Elson, who was a lecturer at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law, Center for Comerical Law, in Cambridge, England.  He spoke on “Delaware & Dual Class Stock.”</p>5/1/2019 4:00:00 AM
American Bar Association<p>​The Center was represented by Charles Elson, who served as moderator on a panel, “Problems with Governance in Controlled Public Companies: Dual Class Structures and Other Issues," at the  2019 Business Law Section Spring Meetng in Vancouver, Canada. </p>4/29/2019 4:00:00 AM
Brennan Forum, Dominican University <p>​The Center was represented by Charles Elson, who served as moderator, for a panel on "The Changing Face of America’s Boardrooms," at the 14th Annual Brennan Forum on Corporate Governance, Dominican University, Brennan School of Business, in Chicago, IL.</p>4/9/2019 4:00:00 AM
Nationan Association of Corporste Directors (NACD)<p>​​The Center was represented by Charles Elson, who spoke on "Fiduciary Duties of Corporate Boards," at the NACD Director Professionalism Course in Nashville, TN.<br></p>3/26/2019 4:00:00 AM
One To World<p>​The Center was represented by Chalres Elson, who wasa speaker at One to World's  “Roundtable on Corporate Governance & Preventing Misconduc,t” in New York, NY.<br></p>3/15/2019 4:00:00 AM
Cloumbia Law School, Millstein Center<p>​The Center was represented by Charles Elson at the Millstein Center's “Corporate Governance Conference “Counter-Narratives”: On Corporate Purpose and Shareholder Value(s)” in New York, NY.<br></p>3/1/2019 5:00:00 AM
Weiinberg Center 2019 Corporate Governance Symposium<p>​Chalres Elson, Director of the Center, interviewed Indra Nooyi, former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, in an firesdie chat at the 2019 Corproate Govnernace Symposium.  Ms. Nooyi was the John L. Weinberg Distinguished Speaker.  <a href="https://www.weinberg.udel.edu/news/Pages/2019-Corporate-Governance-Symposium-Highlights-.aspx">View the video of Ms. Nooyi's talk</a><br></p>2/20/2019 5:00:00 AM
New York University and Unversity of Pennsylvania<p>​The Center was represented by Charles Elson, who participsted in the NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business and the University of Pennsylvania Institute for Law & Economics: “Fifteenth Annual Conference on Law & Finance” in New York, NY. </p>2/5/2019 5:00:00 AM
University of Virginia<p>​The Center was represented by Charles Elson, who spoke at the UVA School of Law and the Darden School of Business in Charlottesville, VA.  He spoke on “A View From The Boardroom:    Directors in an Era of Activism.”</p>2/1/2019 5:00:00 AM
Nationl Association of Water Companies<p>​The Center was represented by Charles Elson at the National Association of Water Companies in Phoenix, AZ.  He spoke on “Historic, Present-Day and Future Trends in Corporate                 Governance.”</p>1/28/2019 5:00:00 AM
KPMG<p>​The Center was represented by Charles Elson, who spoke at the KPMG 2019 Board Leadership Conference - “State of the Boardroom: Governance, gaps and going forward” in Orlando, FL. </p>1/8/2019 5:00:00 AM
University of Pennsylvania<p>​The Center ws represented by Charles Elson, who particpted in the “Fall 2018 Corporate Roundtable,' hosted by the Institute for Law  & Economics in Philadelphia, PA. </p>12/14/2018 5:00:00 AM
The Conference Board<p>​The Center was represented by Charles Elson, who was a spekaer on the webcast, “Governance Watch: Long-Termism and Hedge Fund Activism.”</p>10/29/2018 4:00:00 AM
Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS):<p>​The Center was represented by Charles Elson, who spoke at the 2018 Corporate Governance Forum: “Historic, Present - Day and Future Trends in Corporate Governance” in Columbus, Ohio.</p>10/16/2018 4:00:00 AM
The Federalist Society <p>​​The Center was represented by Charles Elson, who spoke at a teleforum on “Corporate Governance in 2018: Social Responsibility or Political Action?”</p>10/5/2018 4:00:00 AM
Pennsylvania State University<p>​The Center was represented by Charles Elson at the PSU Dickinson Law School in Carlisle, PA, where he lectured on “Caremark: Good Intentions, Unintended Consequences.” </p>10/2/2018 4:00:00 AM
The Ohio State University<p>The Center was represented by Charles Elson, at the OSU Moritz College of Law, where he served asa commentator at the “Seminar on Governance Counseling” in Columbus, Ohio.</p>9/28/2018 4:00:00 AM
Practising Law Institute (PLI)<p>​The Center was represented by Charles Elson, who spoke at PLI on “Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2018”in New York, NY. </p>9/21/2018 4:00:00 AM
The Federalist Society<p>​The Center was represented by Charles Elson, who spoke at a teleforum on “Outsourcing the Board: How Board Service Providers Can Improve Corporate Governance.”</p>9/12/2018 4:00:00 AM
John L. Weinberg Center for Gorporate Governance<p>​Charles Elson, Director of the Center, moderated the Center/Deloitte video, "The Impact of Federal Reserve Board Sanctions on the Financial Services Industry and What Boards at Financial Services and All   Public Companies Need to Know”, in Newark, DE<br></p>9/4/2018 4:00:00 AM
National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)<p>​The Center was represented by Charles Elson, who spoke on "Fiduciary Duties of Corporate Boards," at the NACD Director Professionalism Course in Westlake Village, CA.</p>8/15/2018 4:00:00 AM
Leadership Delaware<p>​The Cetner was represented by Charles Elson, who spoke on “Delaware Corporate Governance – Best Practices in America, and, Escheat, Where Do We Go From Here?” in Wilmington, DE.<br></p>8/3/2018 4:00:00 AM
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLP,<p>​The Center was represented by Charles Elson, who participasted on a roundtable, “Stockholder-Designated Directors: Navigating a Unique Role on Company Boards,” In New York, NY.<br></p>6/14/2018 4:00:00 AM
Public Company Accounting Oversight Board<p>​The Cetner was repreetned by Charels Elson, who particpted on a roundtable on "Corporate Culture: Implications for the Audit” in Washington, D.C.<br></p>6/6/2018 4:00:00 AM

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