About the course
The Rock Center Program for Journalists: A Primer in Corporate Governance brings together a small group of media fellows selected from leading writers, bloggers and podcasters in business and finance to gain a deeper understanding of corporate governance while learning from some of the most distinguished faculty in the country. The program examines topics in corporate governance that are relevant to current events or necessary for a nuanced understanding of governance principles. It also stimulates new story ideas and provides fellows with unfettered access to an exceptional lineup of Stanford faculty. In light of rapidly evolving events around COVID-19 and in compliance with directives issued by Stanford University and local health officials, this year's program will be converted to an interactive webinar. We will provide additional details about the webinar to all registered participants a few weeks before the event.
Past Rock Center Media Fellows include journalists from Agenda/Financial Times, American Banker, Associated Press, Barron’s, Bloomberg, Business Week, BuzzFeed, China Daily News, CNN Money, Dow Jones, The Economist, Financial Times, The Fiscal Times, Forbes, Fortune Magazine, FOX Business Network, Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, Marketplace, MarketWatch, NPR, New York Times, New York Post, Politico, ProPublica, Quartz, Slate, The Street, TIME Magazine, Thompson Reuters, Vox, USA Today, WNYC, Wall Street Journal and Yahoo Finance.
- 8:45 am - 8:50 am Welcome remarks
- 8:50 am - 9:00 am Introduction to sls media relations
- 9:00 am - 10:00 am The public interest in corporate bankruptcy: the case of pg&e
- 10:00 am - 10:15 am Break
- 10:15 am - 11:15 am Data privacy and encryption issues for boards
- 11:15 am - 11:30 am Break
- 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Navigating accounting
- 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch break
- 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Exit strategy
- 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break
- 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm The supreme court’s recent term: implications for u.S. Corporations
George Triantis is an expert in the fields of contracts, commercial law, business law, and bankruptcy. He was the Eli Goldston Professor of Law at Harvard Law School before joining the Stanford faculty in 2011, and he currently serves on the Visiting Committee of Harvard Law. Among his contributi...
Colleen Honigsberg is an Associate Professor at Stanford Law School, where her research is focused on the empirical study of corporate and securities law. Her scholarship uses a variety of econometric techniques and often requires examining new sources of data. Her recent papers have looked at th...
A productive scholar and an award-winning teacher, Pamela S. Karlan is co-director of the school’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, where students litigate live cases before the Court. One of the nation’s leading experts on voting and the political process, she has served as a commissioner on the...
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