"Corruption, Ethics and
Crisis: The American Economy at Crossroads"
Fall 2013 Davies Forum Lectures are free and open to the public. Light
refreshments will be served. If you have any questions or require reasonable
accommodation, please contact Andie Vallee.
the U.S. and Europe Avoid a Lost Decade? Lessons from Japan's Post Crisis
lecture by Anil Kashyap
Maier Room at 6:00p
Anil K Kashyap is the
Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of
Chicago Booth School of Business. His research focuses on banking,
business cycles, financial regulation, and monetary policy. He is a
consultant/advisor for Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and New York, the
Congressional Budget Office, the U.S. Office of Financial Research, the
International Monetary Fund, the Swedish Riksbank, and is on the Board of
Directors of the Bank of Italy’s Einuadi Institute of Economics and Finance.
His bachelor's degree in economics and statistics is from the University of
California at Davis and his PhD in economics is from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology.
September 19, 2013
"Why Good People do Bad Things: Solving the Problem of the
Disconnect Between What is Said and Done"
A Lecture by Mark Meaney
Fromm, Maier Room at
Meaney is Systemwide Director of Ethics and Compliance with the Office of
Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services (ECAS) at the University of California,
Office of the President (UCOP). Dr. Meaney is an ethics and compliance
professional with more than fifteen years of experience in program development
and implementation in diverse sectors. He has extensive history in working with
senior executives and Boards of public companies in the design and
implementation of corporate compliance and ethics programs. He has published
widely on ethics and compliance in professional and popular media, including
the book, A Guide to Professional Development in Compliance. Dr.
Meaney also drafted the Code of Professional Ethics for Compliance and Ethic
November 7, 2013
Corporate Ethics Conundrum: How to Balance Ethics and Profits in an
Economy that Rewards Quick Wins”
A Lecture by Jeremy
Fromm, Maier Room at
Wilson is the Controller of the award winning Ethics and Compliance Program at
Cisco Systems, Inc. In this capacity he
oversees the strategy and implementation of Cisco’s Ethics and Compliance
Program including adherence to and enforcement of the Cisco Code of Business
Conduct. The Cisco was recently awarded the title of “Best Overall Compliance,
Governance and Ethics Program” by Corporate Secretary Magazine and has been
placed on Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical companies list six years
running. Mr. Wilson holds a Bachelor of
Science degree in International Business Management from Brigham Young
University – Hawaii, a Juris Doctorate degree from Seattle University, and a
Master’s degree in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA.
November 21, 2013
"Love & Taxes: A Comic Monologue"
By Josh Kornbluth
Lone Mountain 100, Handlery Room at 5:30pm
Kornbluth will perform his acclaimed one-man show about a man who has failed to
file his taxes for years--with no consequences. But after he falls in love
with a public-schoolteacher and she gets pregnant, she demands that he resolve
his tax problems before their baby is born. His increasingly frantic
attempts to do so take him higher and higher in the tax system ... until, after
a face-to-face encounter with a former commissioner of the I.R.S., he finds
that his views on taxation -- as well as on citizenship and fatherhood -- have
been turned on their head. (This monologue is being adapted by Josh and
his brother Jacob into a feature film, to be released next year.)
Love & Taxes runs about 110 minutes, and has one
Kornbluth has been performing comic monologues in the theater for the past two
decades or so. One of his pieces, Haiku Tunnel, was turned
(by Josh and his brother Jacob) into a feature film, which played at the
Sundance Film Festival and was released nationally by Sony Pictures Classics.
Two other shows, Red Diaper Baby and The
Mathematics of Change, have been released as concert films. Three of
his monologues have been collected into a book (available in physical and audio
versions) titled Red Diaper Baby; another collection, titled Ben
Franklin Unplugged ... and Other Comic Monologues, will come out in the
near future. Josh's most recent show, Sea of Reeds, ran in
Berkeley last summer and will be coming to the Jewish Community Center of San
Francisco in January. For two years he hosted an interview program on
KQED-TV, cleverly titled The Josh Kornbluth Show. And last
year Josh made his debut in academia, as a visiting lecturer at Stanford.
Josh lives in Berkeley with his wife and son. His website is joshkornbluth.com.