Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts will deliver a keynote speech tomorrow morning on whether the U.S. is better prepared for the next financial crisis.
The event is sponsored by sponsored by Better Markets, Inc. and George Washington Law School’s Center for Law, Economics & Finance. Warren will speak September 12, 2013 at 9 am.
The program, “Five Years On, Learning Lehman’s Lessons from the Panic of 2008,” will also feature a panel discussion on making the financial system stronger so it never again threatens economic chaos requiring massive taxpayer-backed government bailouts.
The panel will be moderated by Vermont Law Professor Jennifer Taub.
Panelists include Neil Barofsky, former SIGTARP and author of Bailout, Columbia University School of Law Professor John Coffee, former Senator Ted Kaufman, who chaired of the Congressional Oversight Committee for TARP, and Professor James Galbraith of the University of Texas.
Concluding remarks will be delivered by William D. Cohan, contributing editor of Vanity Fair and author of Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World.
A former investment banker, Bill Cohan will offer insight into how Wall Street came to nearly destroy the financial system and will provide a conclusion to a discussion about how to curb abusive practices on Wall Street that have left a profound and damaging legacy for the American public.
“Five Years On, Learning Lehman’s Lessons from the Panic of 2008: Are We Better Prepared for the Next Financial Crisis,” will be held from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Thursday, September 12, 2013, at George Washington University’s Betts Theatre, 800 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC.