Novelist to deliver lecture on ethics and public policy

first_imgIndian novelist Amitav Ghosh will deliver the 23rd annual Hesburgh Lecture in Ethics and Public Policy, the University announced in a press release Monday.The Hesburgh Lecture, which the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies established in honor of University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, is devoted to examining “an issue related to ethics and public policy in the context of peace and justice,” according to the press release.Ghosh — who has received the Arthur C. Clarke award, the Crossword Book Prize and a Man Booker Prize shortlisting — will explore the topic of climate change and address the current discussion of the topic, which “has skewed the discourse in certain directions with predominantly economic characterizations of problems and technological solutions,” the press release said.“The Kroc Institute is delighted to partner with the Department of English and the Liu Institute in welcoming Amitav Ghosh to deliver this important annual lecture,” Ruth Abbey, interim director of the Kroc Institute, said in the release.Ghosh will deliver his lecture at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Jordan Auditorium of the Mendoza College of Business.Tags: Climate change, Hesburgh Lecture, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studieslast_img read more

No one way to manage a balance sheet. No such thing as a bad loan.

first_img continue reading » On the second day of ALM First’s Financial Forum in San Diego this week, I had the opportunity to attend five sessions throughout the day. Similar to ALM First’s winter conference, the sessions for day two were divided into two tracks, with one geared towards board members and the other tailored to finance executives.I elected to attend sessions in the finance track, and as a result, enjoyed a deep dive into a range of asset liability management topics, covering specifics such as “Pillars of High Performing Institutions” and “Applications of Hedging Strategies”.Optimizing Balance Sheet Performance Through A Quantitative LensThe presenters in the “Pillars” session reinforced how high-performing institutions consistently optimize balance sheet performance, use a quantitative lens (note: no emotions allowed) to evaluate opportunities. High performers also have systems and processes in place to enable their institutions to capitalize on opportunities in a timely and efficient manner. Key to the session was a thoughtful argument to the notion that excess capital, while nice to have, can be a costly and an inefficient result of mismanaged resources. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more