PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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HR 1 BILLBOARD
1:00 – 1:30
1:30 - 2:00
Condoleezza Rice on race, politics and extraordinary ordinary people
Condoleezza Rice is many things: the first black female Secretary of State, an accomplished pianist and a football fan. Many things are also made of her: she’s been labeled a role model for women, a symbol of racial progress and a war criminal. Now Dr. Rice tells her story in her own words. Her version is not set so much against the backdrop of two wars in the Middle East, arguably what she’ll be remembered most for, but largely in 1950s
Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State under George W. H. Bush (2005-2009); she is currently a Professor of Political Economy in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and the author of Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family.
2:00 – 2:20
The mystery of $2 trillion: Bloomberg vs. Federal Reserve case takes a new twist
During the panicky days of the international finance crisis back in 2008 the Federal Reserve made emergency loans of at least $2 trillion to banks and financial institutions. The Fed acted nearly autonomously and without oversight--the identity of the loan recipients, and other details, were kept secret. When Bloomberg News started to ask about the loans the Fed refused to release any information, leading to a federal suit filed by Bloomberg to disclose which banks received Fed cash. The Fed, which was joined in its defense by a consortium of big banks, lost the first few rounds of the suit and had until yesterday to appeal the case to the Supreme Court. In an interesting twist the Fed declined to appeal while the banks carried on the suit, asking the highest court in the land to hear their defense of secrecy in taking the loans. So now the fate of a $2 trillion mystery lies with the Supreme Court, with implications that could impact how the next financial crisis is covered by the press.
Matt Winkler, Editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News
2:20 – 2:30
Voto Latino: Rosario Dawson gets out the vote
You may know her as the actress from “Clerks II,” “Rent,” or “
Rosario Dawson, actress, spokesperson for Voto Latino, a nonpartisan group working to register young voters
WEB: Learn more about Voto Latino http://www.votolatino.org/about/
2:30 – 2:40
Nicholas Kristof on stopping oppression and empowering women in the third world
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof gets it -- he strongly believes that worldwide abuse and exploitation of women can be changed. In their book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, he and his wife, journalist Sheryl WuDunn, chronicle the global oppression of women and show how concerned people everywhere are working effectively to empower women and help them overcome adversity. Kristof joins Patt at The Women’s Conference with stories of the resilience of women who suffer and have every reason to give up but never do.
Nicholas Kristof, columnist for The New York Times since 2001, he is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who writes op-ed columns that appear twice a week.
The Half the Sky Movement
2:40 – 3:00