John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance

2007 Events

Thurs., Nov 29, 2007
Delaware Corporate Regulation and the North Dakota Publicly Traded Corporations Act

  1. William Clark, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
  2. Mel Eisenberg, Koret Professor of Law, School of Law, University of California
  3. Mark Gentile, Partner, Richards, Layton & Finger
  4. Peter Langerman, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Franklin Mutual Advisers
  5. Warren Lichtenstein, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Steel Partners, Ltd.
  6. Jack Markell, State Treasurer, State of Delaware
  7. Pat McGurn, Vice President and Special Counsel, Institutional Shareholder Services
  8. John Olson, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  9. A. Gilchrist Sparks, Partner, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
  10. The Honorable Myron T. Steele, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware
  11. John Wilcox, Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Governance, TIAA-CREF


Tues., Oct 23, 2007
The Shareholder Vote on Executive Compensation: Problem or Solution?

  1. Kenneth Bertsch, Executive Director – Corporate Governance, Morgan Stanley
  2. Fred Cook, Chairman, Frederic W. Cook & Company
  3. Jeff Cunningham, CEO, Directorship
  4. Stephen Davis, President, Davis Global Advisors
  5. Xavier Gabaix, Associate Professor of Finance, New York University, Stern School of Business
  6. William Lauder, President & CEO, Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.
  7. D. Craig Nordlund, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
  8. The Honorable Henry duPont Ridgely, Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware


Thurs., May 10, 2007
Circon and the Future of the Poison Pill

  1. Richard Auhll, Retired CEO of Circon
  2. David Berger, Partner, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
  3. The Honorable Stephen P. Lamb, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
  4. Peter Schoenfeld, Chairman & CEO, P. Schoenfeld Asset Management, LLC
  5. Damon Silvers, Associate General Counsel, AFL-CIO
  6. Larry Sonsini, Chairman, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
  7. Robert Spatt, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP


Thurs., Apr 5, 2007
Non-Profit Corporate Governance Reform

  1. Carolyn Brancato, Senior Fellow and Director Emeritus, Governance Center and Directors’ Institute, The Conference Board
  2. Hugh Durden, Chairman, Alfred I. duPont Testamentary Trust
  3. Joel Fleishman, Director, Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center for Ethics, Public Policy, and the Professions; Director, Foundation Strategy and Impact Research Program, Duke University
  4. The Honorable Harvey Goldschmid, Dwight Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, Former Commissioner and General Counsel, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  5. Sheffield Hale, Chief Counsel, American Cancer Society
  6. The Honorable Jack B. Jacobs, Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware
  7. Carrie Johnson, Staff Writer, Washington Post
  8. Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Chairman, American Red Cross
  9. Roger Raber, CEO, National Association of Corporate Directors
  10. Tina S. Van Dam, Director of the Governance Center and Directors’ Institute, The Conference Board

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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