Systemic Risk Conference: Lessons Learned and Missed

Friday, October 18, 2019 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C., United States
Public Event: CIGI Sponsored
Oct 18

In late 2008, the world's financial system was teetering on the brink of systemic collapse. While the impacts of the global financial crisis would be felt immediately, at every level of the economy, it would also send years-long aftershocks through investment, banking and regulatory circles worldwide.

This half day conference on Systemic Risk in the Financial Sector organized by CIGI and George Washington University which will focus on lessons learned and lessons missed as we reflect 10 years after the global financial crisis.




3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Welcome and Introduction

Oonagh Fitzgerald (chair) and representative from GWU

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Panel #1: Lessons Learned

Moderator: Reshma Kapadia
Danny Busch (contribution by video)
Prof. Heather Hughes

Paolo Saguato
Paul Hiebert

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Panel #2: Lessons Missed

Moderator: Oonagh Fitzgerald
Douglas Arner (contribution by video)
Emilios Avgouleas

Ron Feldman
Mark Levonian
Steven Schwarcz

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Debate and Concluding Observations

Chaired by Steven Schwarcz

Event Speakers

As director of international law at CIGI, Oonagh Fitzgerald established and oversees CIGI’s international law research agenda, which includes policy-relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, intellectual property law and innovation, and Indigenous law.

Steven L. Schwarcz is a CIGI senior fellow and the Stanley A. Star Professor of Law & Business at Duke University. At CIGI, Steven leads research on systemic risk and financial regulation, corporate governance of systemically important firms, cross-border resolution measures and sovereign debt restructuring.