2012-2013 Lectures

Tuesday, March 5

Compliance and Culture in Crisis
University of Redlands Main Campus, Orton Center
6 p.m. (buffet dinner served at 5:30 p.m.)

Nancy Jardini, J.D.
Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer
Fannie Mae

Nancy Jardini is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of Fannie Mae’s compliance and ethics organization, including managing legal and regulatory compliance; developing and promoting the Code of Conduct; investigating allegations of misconduct; providing oversight for corporate Anti-Fraud, Mortgage Fraud, and Privacy programs; and managing Fannie Mae's regulatory relationships.


Monday, February 4

The Political Economy of “Stealing Power”: Toward a Theory of the Occupy Movement
Orange County Campus
6 p.m. (hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be available at 5:30 p.m.)

Sean Jasso, Ph.D.
Practitioner Faculty, Pepperdine University
Lecturer, University of California, Riverside

Dr. Jasso writes, teaches, and consults in the areas of political economy, public policy, strategic marketing, and business ethics. Working for several years in the hospitality and healthcare industries, he combines his training in service, leadership, and politics into his own consulting practice serving local and national government agencies as well as various global entrepreneurial organizations. For many years, Dr. Jasso has also taught a course in American Government at University of Redlands.


Monday, October 29

Executive Compensation--Is There a Right Answer?
University of Redlands Main Campus, Casa Loma Room
For the slides of the presentation click here.

Ruth Bender, M.B.A., Ph.D.
Reader in Corporate Financial Strategy
Cranfield University (UK)

Executive compensation levels in the United Kingdom, like the United States, have come under great scrutiny in the wake of the financial crisis. In this lecture Dr. Ruth Bender of Cranfield University provides a comparative exploration of the challenges facing shareholders and regulators regarding executive compensation and its impacts on effective corporate governance and performance. Dr. Bender’s research has been on executive remuneration where she has been published in the Journal of Business Ethics, Corporate Governance: An International Review and Vanderbilt Law Review. Her current work explores executive compensation consultants and the factors affecting their client advice.

Quiet the Mind
meditation room

The University’s Meditation Room opened in 2007 and is one of the first “contemplative classroom” spaces in the country.

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