The Project on Public Narrative at Harvard University will hold a free community-wide event on gender and Wall Street reform, featuring a roundtable-style discussion with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former SEC Chairperson Mary Schapiro, and former FDIC Chairperson Sheila Bair.
The event takes place five years after the trio was featured on the cover of Time Magazine – as “The New Sheriffs of Wall Street” – for their efforts to reform the U.S. financial system before and after the meltdown of 2008. Speakers will examine two decades of attempts to regulate this most powerful industry – long among the most male-dominated – through the narrative lens of gender dynamics. They will also discuss where we currently stand on the foremost issues in the aftermath of the recession, including the effectiveness of regulation and future of Dodd-Frank, growing inequality, and the struggle of women to command leadership roles in business and politics.
Ron Suskind, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of “Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington and the Education of a President” (2011), will be moderating. Suskind currently serves as the director of the Project on Public Narrative at Harvard and is a senior fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.
WHAT: The Women Sheriffs of Wall Street, a discussion with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sheila Bair, and Mary Schapiro
WHERE: Memorial Church Sanctuary, Harvard University, 350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
WHEN: 10 a.m.-noon, May 4, 2015