Trinity University Announces Policy Maker Breakfast Series for 2013-14


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Aug. 29, 2013

Trinity University Announces Policy Maker Breakfast Series for 2013-14


Speakers to present views on the legal system, politics, financial investment, and the military


SAN ANTONIO - A prominent lawyer, a chief economist, an investment guru, and a military adviser to two presidents will headline the 2013-2014 Policy Maker Breakfast Series held annually by Trinity University.

The breakfasts and presentations will be held in the Tamayo Ballroom at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel San Antonio at Loop 410 and McCullough Avenue. Doors open at 7 a.m., and breakfast is served at 7:30 a.m. A question and answer session will follow. 

Tickets for the series cost $160 for all four breakfasts, and priority will be given to registrations received before Tuesday, Sept. 17. A limited number of tickets to individual breakfasts will be available for $48. For information, to request a brochure, or to register by telephone, call Trinity University's Office of Conferences and Special Programs at 210-999-7601 or click here. Advance registration is required.

Policy Makers Breakfast

The first guest is Alan Morton Dershowitz, a lawyer, jurist, and political commentator, who will speak Tuesday, Oct. 15 on the topic, "Is There A Right to Remain Silent?" He has spent most of his career at Harvard Law School where in 1967, at the age of 28, he became the youngest full professor of law in its history. He has held the Felix Frankfurter professorship there since 1993. Dershowitz is known for his involvement in several high-profile legal cases and as a commentator on the Arab-Israeli conflict. As a criminal appellate lawyer, he has won 13 of the 15 murder and attempted murder cases he has handled and has represented a series of celebrity clients. A political liberal, he is the author of a number of books about politics and law, including: Taking The Stand: My Life in the Law, The Case for Peace: How the Arab-Israeli Conflict Can be Resolved, and Rights from Wrongs: The Origin of Human Rights in the Experiences of Injustice.

Policy Makers Breakfast

Mark M. Zandi, chief economist of Moody's Analytics, will visit Tuesday, Dec. 10, speaking about "Paying the Price." Moody's Analytics is a subsidiary of Moody's Corp., a leading provider of economic research, data, and analytical tools. He is a co-founder of Economy.com, which Moody's purchased in 2005. His research interests encompass macroeconomics, financial markets, and public policy, and recently, he has focused on mortgage foreclosure mitigation policy, personal bankruptcy, and the economic impact of tax and government spending policies. An adviser to policymakers and a source of economic analysis, Zandi frequently testifies before Congress on topics including the economic outlook, the nation's daunting fiscal challenges, the merits of fiscal stimulus, and financial regulatory reform. He is a frequent guest on CNBC, NPR, CNN, Meet the Press, and is often quoted in national and global publications. Zandi is the author of How to Avoid the Next Financial Crisis and his forthcoming book, Paying the Price, provides a road map for meeting the nation's daunting fiscal challenges.

Policy Makers Breakfast

Sallie Krawcheck, former president of the Global Wealth & Investment Management division of Bank of America, will speak on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 on "Can We Have It All?" Historically the most senior woman on Wall Street, Krawcheck has a record of turning around financial services businesses, even during the financial crisis. During the Wall Street research scandals, FORTUNE magazine called Krawcheck "The Last Honest Analyst" and noted that hers was the most influential voice for research quality and integrity. She has been consistently listed as one of Forbes' and FORTUNE's "Most Powerful Women" in business and U.S. Banker's top "Woman to Watch." She is a past recipient of CNBC's "Business Leader of the Future Award," and was one of TIME magazine's "Global Business Influentials." Krawcheck was the only senior Wall Street executive to reimburse a portion of client losses for poorly performing products during the downturn. She was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a "Young Global Leader."

Policy Makers Breakfast

The final presentation is by retired Admiral Mike Mullen USN, on Thursday, April 3, 2014, titled "Fast Company." Mullen was the 17th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the principal military adviser to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Considered one of the most influential chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in history, Mullen takes a fresh approach to the most important issues of the 21st century- including America's global positioning and how business trends and the economic health of the U.S. impact our national security. He led the military during a critical period of transition, overseeing the end of the combat mission in Iraq and the development of a new military strategy for Afghanistan. He advocated for the rapid development and fielding of innovative technologies, championed emerging and enduring international partnerships, and advanced new methods for combating terrorism-all of which culminated in the elimination of Osama bin Laden. Prior to becoming chairman, Mullen was the 28th Chief of Naval Operations.