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2018 Corporate Governance Symposium2018 Corporate Governance SymposiumClayton Hall, University of Delaware<p> </p><p><em>Co-sponsored with the Department of Finance, Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics</em></p><p>The Symposium will begin with the <strong>John L. Weinberg Distinguished Speaker:</strong><strong>   </strong><strong>Ed Garden, Chief Investment Officer and Founding Partner, Trian Fund Management L.P.</strong><strong>  </strong>The speaker portion of the program will be from 9:30 am to 10:15 am.  The speaker will be followed by a panel who will focus on the most critical governance issues for boards and investors in 2018. The Symposium will provide attendees with cutting edge governance discussion and debate.  </p><p>The Panel participants are: </p><ul><li><strong>Donna F. Anderson,</strong> Vice President and Head of Global Corporate Governance, T. Rowe Price</li><li><strong>Lydia I. Beebe</strong>, Director, Kansas City Southern and Aemetis Inc.</li><li><strong>Glenn Booraem,</strong> Investment Stewardship Officer, Vanguard</li><li><strong>Margaret (Peggy) Foran, </strong>Chief Governance Officer, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Prudential Financial, Inc.</li><li><strong>Michael Garland</strong>, Assistant Comptroller - Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment, Office of New York City Comptroller</li><li><strong>David A. Katz</strong>, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz</li><li><strong>Patrick S. McGurn</strong>, Special Counsel and Head of Strategic Research and Analysis, Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.</li><li><strong>Eric Shostal, </strong>Vice President, Investment Stewardship, BlackRock</li><li><strong>Myron T. Steele</strong>, Partner, Potter Anderson & Corroon, LLP; and former Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court</li><li><strong>Carol J. Ward</strong>, Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Mondelēz International Inc.</li></ul><p>Moderator<strong>:  Charles M. Elson,</strong> Edgar S. Woolard, Jr., Chair of Corporate Governance, Director of the Weinberg Center and Professor of Finance</p><p>The Symposium will continue with a lunch and a luncheon speaker – a conversation with <strong>The Honorable Karen L. Valihura, Justice, Delaware Supreme Court, </strong>interviewed by <strong><strong>Margaret (Peggy) Foran, </strong>Chief Governance Officer, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Prudential Financial, Inc.</strong> </p><p>This will be followed by the presentation of two academic papers on topics that are of critical importance to boards and institutional investors today.  The academic papers being presented are: </p><ul><li>"<em>Beyond the Numbers: Substantive Gender Diversity in Boardrooms," </em>Yaron Nili, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School (<strong><em>Presente</em></strong><em>r</em>)</li></ul><blockquote><p><strong><em>Discussant:</em></strong><em> </em>Laura Field, Chairperson, Department of Finance, Donald J. Puglisi Professor of Finance, Alfred Lerner College of Business an Economics, University of Delaware</p></blockquote><ul><li>"<em>The Importance of Inferior Voting Rights in Dual-Class Firms,"</em> Dov Solomon, Associate Professor of Corporate Law, College of Law and Business, Ramat Gan Law School (<strong><em>Presenter</em></strong>)</li></ul><blockquote><p><strong><em>Discussant</em></strong><em>:</em>  Albert Choi, Albert C. BeVier Research Professor of Law, University of Virginia, School of Law</p></blockquote><p>Copy of the <a href="/content-sub-site/Documents/For-Events/2018%20Symposium_Call%20for%20Papers_Final.pdf" target="_blank">Call for Papers</a></p><p><a href="/content-sub-site/Documents/For-Events/2018%20Symposium%20Preliminary%20Agenda_030618_011818.pdf" target="_blank">2018 Symposium Agenda</a> (subject to change)</p>3/6/2018 1:30:00 PM3/6/2018 10:00:00 PMFalse

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