Over 850 governance professionals descended upon the Renaissance Downtown in Washington, DC from June 20 - 23, 2018 to connect, communicate and collaborate with their peers and colleagues in the governance industry at the Society for Corporate Governance 2018 National Conference.
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This year’s speakers were particularly topical. In addition to Eric Holder, SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson provided the opening address. J.D. Vance, New York Times best-selling author of Hillbilly Elegy, was our Thursday luncheon speaker. The following day, we explored the rise of “fake news” with Jennifer Kavanaugh, Associate Director, Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program, RAND Arroyo Center, and author of Truth Decay, An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American Public Life.
On Saturday, we learned about recent developments in Delaware law from the Honorable Karen Valihura, Delaware Supreme Court Justice. Our other special guests included Steven A. Bank, Paul Hastings Professor of Business Law at UCLA who discussed international governance problems in the world of soccer. Finally, we closed with lunch speaker Kate Andersen Brower, author of best-seller The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House, and the recently-published, First in Line: Presidents, Vice Presidents and the Pursuit of Power.
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