Audience:Open to the Public
Mary Schapiro, former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, will present a public talk at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. She will be joined in conversation with Alan Blinder, the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School. Schapiro is the School’s first annual Anna and G. Mason Morfit ’97 Distinguished Visitor. She will be visiting as part of the School's Program in Leadership and Governance. This is a ticketed event*
In her role at the SEC, Mary Schapiro was known as one of the world's most powerful female regulators. She was named chair in the midst of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. As chairman, she helped strengthen and revitalize the agency by overseeing a more rigorous enforcement program and shaping new rules for Wall Street. During her tenure, the agency's work force brought about a record number of enforcement actions and achieved significant regulatory reform to protect investors.
Schapiro is currently advisory board vice chair at the Promontory Financial Group where she advises companies on corporate governance and compliance standards that meet regulatory and investor expectations.
Before becoming SEC chairman, Schapiro served as CEO of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the largest nongovernmental regulator of securities firms. Earlier, she was chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; a commissioner of the SEC and general counsel and senior vice president of the Futures Industry Association.
*Tickets will be available to Princeton University students, faculty, staff and the general public on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. at the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office on Tuesday, February 25. Distribution will continue while supplies last on Wednesday, February 26, beginning at 12 noon.
For those unable to get a ticket, there will be a wait line outside of Dodds Auditorium on Wednesday, February 26, beginning at 4:00 p.m. This event will be simulcast in Bowl 016.