The Manuel F. Cohen Memorial Lecture

The 2011 Cohen Lecture was delivered by Simon Johnson, Professor of Global Economics and Management at MIT.

The Manuel F. Cohen Memorial Lectureship was created by the friends and colleagues of Manny Cohen and established at the Law School in 1979. This endowed lecture serves as a living memorial to Cohen, a leader in the field of securities law, a dedicated public servant, former chairman of the SEC, a legal scholar, and a teacher at the Law School for nearly two decades.

The memorial lectures have been presented by notable figures including: former Senator Bill Bradley; former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani; Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court; columnist George F. Will; Mary Schapiro, CEO of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority; David Gergen, editor-at-large of U.S. News & World Report; Donna Shalala, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; former Senator Paul Sarbanes; John W. Snow, former Secretary of the Treasury; Harvey J. Goldschmid, former Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission; Harvey L. Pitt, former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission; and David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and managing director of The Carlyle Group.

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Manny Cohen Lecture

In recent years, the GW Manny Cohen Lecture has been given by: Harvey J. Goldschmid, Senator Paul Sarbanes, David M. Rubenstein, Harvey L. Pitt, Kenneth W. Feinberg, and John C. Bogle.

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