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Re: Seth Klarman (MBA 1982); Jeanne Jackson (MBA 1978); Robin Greenwood

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Understanding how the brain’s cognitive system relates to social and economic phenomena—including financial markets—was the focus of an April workshop on Belief Formation and Prediction, sponsored by the Behavioral Finance and Financial Stability Project. Chaired by Professor Robin Greenwood, the project supports collaborations to understand, predict, and prevent financial instability.

 

In May, nearly 600 alumni from New York and Boston participated in The Boardroom, a daylong, capstone exercise in the RC. Students assumed the role of case protagonists, working with mock boards of alumni on real-world issues facing their companies.

 

“Women of the future will stop taking themselves out of the game,” keynote speaker Jeanne Jackson (MBA 1978), president and special advisor to the CEO at Nike, told attendees of the Women’s Student Association’s 26th annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference. “They will make and embrace the choice to pursue power.”

 

Photo by Susan Young

At an April “topping off” ceremony, the highest beam was raised on Klarman Hall, a forthcoming state-of-the-art convening center. Set to open in fall 2018, the space will accommodate events of up to 1,000 guests and was made possible by a donation from Beth and Seth Klarman (MBA 1982).

 
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