Ethics in Action: Ethics and Wall Street

Date: 
Friday, March 10, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Low Memorial Library at Columbia University, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Admission: 
Free - Register at link

NOTICE: This event has been relocated to Low Memorial Library at Columbia University. 2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027.

Seating is first come, first served, so please show up early to secure a spot.

Following the 2008 financial crisis greater scrutiny was placed on Wall Street practices, resulting in reform laws like the Dodd-Frank bill. But has Wall Street learned its lesson? According to a recent survey of 1,200 financial professionals, 20 percent felt it was sometimes necessary for people to engage in illegal or unethical behavior to succeed.

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, author of the new book Building the New American Economy (forword by Bernie Sanders), will lead a panel of financial and legal experts, including:

Ari Melber, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent
Sheelah Kolhatkar, Staff Writer at The New Yorker and author of Black Edge
Judge Jed Rakoff, US District Judge for the Southern District of New York, Adjunct Professor of Law at Columbia Law School
Bob Ivry, staff reporter for Bloomberg News and author of The Seven Sins of Wall Street

Join us for an hour-long discussion on the lessons we can still learn from 2008 financial crisis and what is right, wrong, moral, and immoral in the financial markets. Following the discussion you will have the opportunity to ask your questions of the panel. Register for free today and be armed with the information you need to make a difference in the fight for Wall Street reform.

About the Series

Ethics in Action NYC is not just another event. It's the chance to learn actionable steps you can take to make a positive difference in the world. Ethical NYC will bring together a who's-who of renowned community leaders to converse with Professor Jeffrey Sachs about some of the great social, economic, political, and environmental challenges of our time.