Advancing international understanding
in the Fulbright tradition
Advancing international understanding in the Fulbright tradition
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U.S. Corporate Governance and Shareholder Activism


Event Details

Date: 11/11/20 Cost: $0 Time: 2:00 PM Location: Zoom

Join us for a discussion on the importance of responsible corporate management. The two expert speakers will focus their discussion on best practices for companies in communicating corporate governance issues, including shareholder activism. You will also have the unique opportunity to win a scholarship prize of up to $750! Please see the details below.

You must write an essay answering the question: "What is the number one corporate governance issue in your home country and how would you address it?"
- Your essay must be 900 words or less
- You don't need to submit an essay to attend this program, but you must attend this program in order to win the scholarship prize of either $750 for first place or $500 for second place - all made possible by the Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust.
- You must submit your essay to Marisa Silva in PDF format at and include your name, contact information, field of study, university, and home country to enter the scholarship contest in the spring.

Our experts:

- Lissa Perlman has over 30 years' experience providing strategic counsel to the highest levels of senior management and boards of directors to support their communications planning and execution. Working closely with internal teams during sometimes decades-long engagements, Lissa has successfully guided hundreds of clients through both day-to-day communications issues and a broad array of complex, sensitive reputational challenges and special situations. She has advised numerous companies and institutions on matters related to shareholder activism and corporate governance, crisis communications, cyber security, litigation and regulatory support, and M&A.

- Thomas J. Davies has advised companies and organizations on critical communications matters across all sectors for over 30 years. He has extensive experience in M&A; shareholder activism defense; investor relations; litigation and regulatory support; and crisis communications. Prior to joining Kekst CNC, Tom was a Fulbright Scholar at the Universitat Konstanz in Constance Germany. He also attended the Universitat Bonn in Bonn, Germany. 

Date: Wednesday, November 11th

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (approximately)

Location: Remote. Zoom Meeting instructions will be emailed closer to the date of the program.

Cost: $0

 Marisa Silva, Director of Membership & Programs, here or (646) 398-6931

This program is generously sponsored by the Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust.