Academics

2013-2014 Lectures

Monday, March 24

The Promise and Perils of Hydraulic Fracking: What We Should Know
University of Redlands Main Campus, Casa Loma
6 p.m. (buffet dinner served at 5:30 p.m.)

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Panelists:

Deborah Rogers is a nationally recognized expert on the finance and economics of the oil and gas industry.
Lance Simmens has been involved in senior levels of public policy and with Gasland Grassroots, an organization devoted to outreach and education on the dangers of fracking.
Dr. Johannes Moenius is Director of the Institute of Spatial Economic Analysis at the University of Redlands.

Join us as the panelists discuss:

  • The current state of hydraulic fracking
  • The economic benefits and environmental hazards surrounding hydraulic fracking

While fracking has created numerous economic benefits to the US economy since production output surged in the last five years, numerous concerns continue to hound its operations. Critics are worried that the water supply of surrounding communities may be contaminated or exposed to radioactive chemicals and cause cancer. They are also worried about the increased incidence of earthquakes that may result because of the geological disruption that fracking brings about. Understandably, industry insiders have resisted increased regulation because costs may minimize the economic benefits that fracking operators and local communities currently enjoy.

In coordination with the Institute for Spatial Economic Analysis (ISEA), the Banta Center for Business, Ethics and Society is hosting a panel that brings together different voices and perspectives from the academe, government and other non-profit groups. We aim for everyone to have an informed and intelligent stance on this very sensitive and timely issue.

 

 

Tuesday, October 8

Who’s Winning the War on Corporate Governance (and should you care)?
University of Redlands Main Campus, Casa Loma
6 p.m. (buffet dinner served at 5:30 p.m.)

Chad L. Norton '82
Vice President
Fund Business Management Group of Capital Research and Management Company

Mr. Norton previously served as corporate secretary of The New Economy Fund and SMALLCAP World Fund, Inc., two of Capital’s retail mutual funds, as well as American Funds Insurance Series, which serves as the underlying investment vehicle for various annuity contracts. Mr. Norton began his career with American Funds Service Company, Capital’s in-house securities transfer agent.

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