When: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 5:30-7 p.m. Where: Kislak Center for Special Collections
Room 627 Van Pelt Library
Join us for a discussion of the Glossa Ordinaria led by E. Ann Matter, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. This discussion is part of “Reading the Bible in History”, a series for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty to engage with the text of the Bible, relevant commentaries, and other secondary sources to understand changing perceptions of the Bible throughout history.
Cosponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Department of History and Collegium Institute.
For more inquiries or more information, contact Katie Becker: firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 6 p.m. Where: Penn Club of New York, 30 West 44th Street
Join us at the beautiful Penn Club in Manhattan for cocktails, hors d’ouevres, and a panel discussion on morality and the markets. Co-sponsored by the Penn Club of New York and the journal First Things. Tickets are available now! Click hereuntil April 15 for early registration — general registration continues after that date.
David Skeel, Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Pennsylvania, is the author of The New Financial Deal: Understanding the Dodd-Frank Act and Its (Unintended) Consequences (Wiley, 2011), Icarus in the Boardroom (Oxford, 2005) and Debt’s Dominion: A History of Bankruptcy Law in America (Princeton, 2001), as well as numerous articles and other publications. He has been interviewed on The News Hour, Nightline, Chris Matthews’ Hardball (MSNBC), National Public Radio, and Marketplace, among others, and has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and other newspapers and magazines. Professor Skeel is, most recently, the author of True Paradox: How Christianity Makes Sense of a Complex World.
Jesús Fernández-Villaverde, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, is a Research Associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Penn’s Population Studies Center, and a Research Affiliate for the Centre for Economic Policy Research. His research agenda is in macroeconomics and econometrics, with a focus on the computation and estimation of dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models. Professor Fernandez-Villaverde is the Co-Founder and Vice-President of the Catholic Research Economists Discussion Organization (CREDO).
Eric Cohen has been the Executive Director of the Tikvah Fund since 2007. He was the founder and remains editor-at-large of the New Atlantis, and he serves as the publisher of the Jewish Review of Books and Mosaic. Mr. Cohen has published in numerous academic and popular journals, magazines, and newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post,Weekly Standard, Commentary, The New Republic, First Things, and numerous others. He is the author of In the Shadow of Progress: Being Human in the Age of Technology (2008) and co-editor of The Future is Now: America Confronts the New Genetics (2002). He was previously managing editor of the Public Interest and served as a senior consultant to the President’s Council on Bioethics. Mr. Cohen currently serves on the board of directors of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, the Witherspoon Institute, and National Affairs and on the Editorial Advisory Board of First Things.
Atif Mian is the Theodore A. Wells ’29 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, and Director of the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance at the Woodrow Wilson School. Prior to joining Princeton in 2012, he taught at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Chicago. His more recent work centers on understanding the origins of the global financial crisis, the political economy of government intervention in financial markets, and the link between asset prices, household borrowing, and consumption. Professor Mian’s work has appeared in top Economics and Finance journals, including the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies and Journal of Financial Economics. Professor Mian’s work has also been profiled by leading media outlets such as The Economist and The Wall Street Journal.
When: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 12 noon Where: The Wharton School, Room TBA*
University of Pennsylvania
Part memoir, part love letter to an institution popularly viewed as a necessary (or as just plain) evil, My Side of the Street: Why Flash Boys, Quants, and Masters of the Universe Don’t Represent the Real Wall Street delivers a defense of the investment banking industry critiqued by Michael Lewis and others, illuminating the ethical and decent majority who take the subway, worry about mortgages, and keep the entire enterprise on its feet. Introducing the general reader to captains of finance, famous on The Street but invisible to outsiders, Mr. Trennert lays on display the absurdity and unbridled joy of big business – a comic tale of unlikely success in America’s most notorious industry.
Featuring Jason DeSena Trennert. Mr. Trennert is the Managing Partner of Strategas Research Partners LLC and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the firm’s broker-dealer subsidiary, Strategas Securities, LLC. In addition, as Chief Investment Strategist, Mr.Trennert is known as one of Wall Street’s top thought leaders on the subject of markets and economic policy. His research pieces are read by leading institutional investors and corporate executives across the globe. He received an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and BS in International Economics from Georgetown University.
A limited number of complementary copies of My Side of the Street will be available to attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis. To join us for lunch, please register here! *Location update will be sent to all registrants.