Week 14



Sunday June 21, 2020

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Robin Greenwood
Topic: Debt Restructuring
Bio: George Gund Professor of Finance and Banking, Harvard Business School. Unit head, Finance.
Reading Assignment

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Paul Kern, James Danckert, and Robin Greenwood Q&A

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Greg Marcus
Topic: Challenges of operating a hotels and movie theaters in COVID
Bio: President of the Marcus Corporation

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Robert Margo
Topic: How did the 1960s riots impact housing values
Bio: Professor of Economics at Boston University
Reading Assignment: The Economic Aftermath of the 1960s Riots: Evidence from Property Values.

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Robert Margo and Paul Kern Q&A

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James Danckert
Topic: Boredom
Bio: Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo and a cognitive neuroscientist. An expert on the psychology of boredom, he also studies the neuroscience of attention and the consequences of strokes.
Reading Assignment: Out of My Skull: The Psychology of Boredom, Chapter 6 – Boredom at the Extremes

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General Paul Kern US Army (Ret.)
Topic: The role of the US military and civilian unrest
Bio: General Kern retired after almost 38 years with the US Army as the Commanding General of the Army Materiel Command. The command of more than 50,000 personnel has worldwide responsibility for supply and maintenance support to the Department of Defense, manages the Army depot system, and conducts research for all the ground and rotary wing equipment. General Kern led the military’s internal investigation into the abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison. In 1996-97 he was the Commanding General of the 4th Infantry Division, Mechanized, where they developed the organization, tactics, techniques, and equipment implemented in today’s networked force. In 1991 he led the 2nd Brigade of the 24th Infantry Division in the attack into Iraq. He began his career commanding operational units as a platoon leader and troop commander in the Blackhorse Regiment in Vietnam.

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General Paul Kern Q&A

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