The John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware will host a Corporate Governance Symposium on March 6, 2018. The focus of the Symposium will be on “Critical Issues for Boards and Investors in 2018.”
We encourage submission of unpublished papers addressing topics within the field of corporate governance that are of critical importance in 2018 for boards of directors and investors with a focus on: board and committee composition and structure, director skill sets, director evaluations, board diversity, board tenure, board and/or management succession planning, dual role of the CEO/Chairman, the board’s role in monitoring risk and other oversight responsibilities, executive and director compensation, shareholder engagement, shareholder activism, short-termism, dual-class stock, ESG issues and corporate governance reform measures associated with the foregoing.
Deadline: Please submit papers in a PDF version no later than November 1, 2017. Please use the following format as the file name when you save your paper: Last name (all caps), underscore, shortened name of paper, period, pdf (e.g., DOE_Shareholder Engagement.pdf). Please submit your papers to Louisa Cresson at Weinberg-corp-gov[@]udel.edu. Alternatively, you may send a hard-copy to:
Louisa K. Cresson
John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance
University of Delaware
Alfred Lerner Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Decisions regarding the symposium program will be made no later than January 17, 2018. General inquiries regarding the conference should be directed to Louisa Cresson at the email address above.