Sheila Bair Lecture

Sheila Bair, 19th Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), will be speaking November 20th as part of Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School “Leaders and Legends” speaker series, scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of every month beginning in October 2008.

Johns Hopkins University recently consolidated various educational programs in the business domain and created the Carey Business School (named after the Trustee who created the endowment to do this).  Critical to the School’s success will be its ability to understand the realities of the “marketplace” and to integrate its activities with the real world. To that effect, the new Dean, Yash Gupta, has started a “Leaders and Legends” speaker series that will showcase prominent leaders and allow them to share their experience and thoughts on current, relevant topics and issues facing the global economy.

With the financial crisis, Bair has frequently been in the news and I suspect that she is the star of the “Leaders and Legends” series. What you might not know about Bair is that she is the author of two books that teach children about financial management: Rock, Brock, And the Savings Shock and Isabel’s Car Wash.

Before her appointment to the FDIC, Ms. Bair was the Dean’s Professor of Financial Regulatory Policy for the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and she has had extensive experience in the financial industry.

Each 8am lecture (generally the 3rd Thursday of every month) is preceded by breakfast at 7:30am and takes place at the Renaissance Hotel at 202 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore. Tickets cost $35/person and may be purchased here.

Scheduled Dates
October 16, 2008 – General James Cartwright, Vice Chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff
November 20, 2008 – Sheila Bair, Chairman of the FDIC
December 18, 2008 – Mike Griffin, Administrator of NASA
January 15, 2009 – Ed Nusbaum, CEO of Grant Thornton
February 19, 2009 – Chris Inglis, Deputy Director, NSA
March 19, 2009 – Robert Stevens, Chairman, President and CEO of Lockheed Martin
April 16, 2009 – To be determined
May 14, 2009 (different week due to JHU Commencement) – To be determined
June 18, 2009 – To be determined

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