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Date: 01/28/2013
Event: How Corporate Governance Can Save (or Ruin) the World - Lunch talk with Nell Minow of GovernanceMetrics Intl.
Location: Classroom 304 (3rd Floor)
Time: 12:00 PM

Ms. Minow has been a shareholder advocate for more than two decades and founded GMI Ratings, a firm that publishes risk ratings for public companies based on factors including governance. Ms. Minow was named one of the 20 most influential people in corporate governance by Directorship magazine in 2007. She was dubbed “the queen of good corporate governance” by BusinessWeek Online in 2003. She has written more than 200 articles about corporate governance as well as chapters in treatises on executive compensation, annual shareholder meetings, and in the books Law Stories, The Dance of Change, The Financial Services Revolution, Leadership and Governance from the Inside Out, and How to Run a Company. She is co-author with Robert A. G. Monks of three books, Power and Accountability, the textbook Corporate Governance, and Watching the Watchers: Corporate Governance for the 21st Century. She taught corporate governance to MBA students at George Mason University for five years.


Large, multi-national corporations have repeatedly proven that they are too big and complex to be effectively regulated by any nationality-determined jurisdiction, especially in the post-Citizens United era. Nell Minow, recipient of lifetime achievement awards from both the largest international association of shareholders and Corporate Secretary Magazine will explain the entire financial meltdown in one word and the role that corporate governance plays in assessing, managing, and minimizing risk -- or in failing to do so.