Systemic Risk Conference: Lessons Learned and Missed

Friday, October 18, 2019 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Public Event: CIGI Sponsored

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.

Time Session Experts
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

Oonagh E. Fitzgerald was director of international law at CIGI from April 2014 to February 2020. In this role, she established and oversaw CIGI’s international law research agenda, which included policy-relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, IP 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. Steven is an expert on systemic risk and financial regulation, corporate governance of systemically important firms, cross-border resolution measures and sovereign debt restructuring.