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Beyond Unprecedented: The Rise—and Results—of Shareholder Activism

Climate change and racial justice are issues on the boardroom table as shareholder activists try to force corporations to act on environmental and diversity matters. Anne E. Robinson ’94, Vanguard general counsel, talks about the priorities of institutional investors when ESG questions are put to a vote. 

Beyond Unprecedented: Meme Stock Mania

With a stock trading app on their phones and a lot of time on their hands, individual investors flooded into the market during the pandemic—with wild results. Co-hosts Professor Eric Talley and Millstein Center Research Fellow Kate Waldock ’23 talk to Professor Joshua Mitts about pandemic meme trading and what it means for market regulation.

Beyond Unprecedented: The Post-Pandemic Economy—Season 2

From Columbia Law School and the Millstein Center, the popular podcast returns for a second season to examine the pandemic’s lingering economic effects on workers, investors, and corporations. Co-hosts Professor Eric Talley and Research Fellow Kate Waldock ’23 will be joined by experts who have a knack for explaining the complex economic phenomena unfolding in a world changed by COVID-19. 

November 11, 2021

Beyond “Unprecedented”: Pandemic Pressures on Global Trade

In the final episode of Columbia Law’s limited podcast series, hosted by Professor Eric Talley, Professors Anu Bradford and Petros Mavroidis discuss the effects of the pandemic on global trade and whether the World Trade Organization and the European Union can handle political upheavals exacerbated by the health crisis, Brexit, and the U.S.-China trade war. 

Beyond “Unprecedented”: A Shareholder-Stakeholder Smackdown

In episode five of Columbia Law’s new limited podcast series, hosted by Professor Eric Talley, corporate governance experts Ira M. Millstein and Leo E. Strine Jr. discuss how companies must begin valuing their workers and their environmental impact as highly as their shareholders in order to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Beyond “Unprecedented”: A New Chapter for Bankruptcy?

In episode three of Columbia Law’s new limited podcast series, hosted by Professor Eric Talley, Professor Ed Morrison and research fellow Kate Waldock talk about whether bankruptcy can be a lifeline for companies to survive the economic crisis, rather than a death knell—and if there is a coming surge of bankruptcy filings from businesses and individuals alike.  

 

October 20, 2020