The New Normal In Business
Webinar Series 2020
Featuring business executives and faculty discussing business opportunities that have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please join Dean Fenwick Huss, Larry Zicklin, faculty members, and executives for these Zoom webinars, providing insights that will resonate with you on many levels.
What Are the Effects of
the Pandemic on the Board
of Directors of a
December 8, 11 am
The discussion will start with the question of how effectively directors guided their managers through the sudden shutdown last March. To what extent can we assume that the immediate crisis is past for many of them and that their firms’ financial survival is assured? Can directors now shift their attention to longer-term planning? Can they focus on identifying and seizing growth and expansion opportunities? Can they survive without innovation? How important is crisis risk management to their continued existence? How might the directors’ overall responsibilities have fundamentally changed?
Please join this timely, informative discussion with Carey Oven, National Managing Partner, Center for Board Effectiveness, and Chief Talent Officer, Risk & Financial Advisory, Deloitte & Touche LLP; Sonali Hazarika, Associate Professor of Finance and Executive Director of Undergraduate Programs, Zicklin School of Business; our benefactor Larry Zicklin (BBA, ’57; left); and Dean Fenwick Huss. Followed by a Q&A with Gwen Webb (top right), Associate Dean, Zicklin School of Business.
Crisis, Opportunity, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation
November 10, 11 am
The crisis of the pandemic brought sudden disruptions to business, education, supply chains, and so much more. Looking to past periods of upheaval, we see responses in many forms by businesses of all types. Our experts will consider how in today’s environment small businesses can seize opportunities to solve problems in innovative ways. They will also assess ways small businesses can shape the post-Covid-19 world, and how the New York City Department of Small Business Services can support them with free business courses, legal services, assistance in applying for funding, and more.
Please join this timely, informative discussion with Jonnel Doris (top left), Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services; Scott Newbert (top center), Lawrence N. Field Chair in Entrepreneurship and Academic Director of the Lawrence N. Field Programs in Entrepreneurship, Zicklin School of Business; our benefactor Larry Zicklin (BBA, ’57; left); and Dean Fenwick Huss. Followed by a Q&A with Gwen Webb (top right), Associate Dean, Zicklin School of Business.
Will the Pandemic Force NYC to Relive the Budget Crisis of the 1970s?
October 13, 11 am
Maybe the economy will recover quickly and smoothly, and we won’t be faced with tough fiscal choices, but that is simply not very likely. If state and city revenues continue to suffer from the economic effects of the pandemic, the key question is how can the city continue to fund essential services while revenues are devastated? Some of the main options are to continue cutting essential services, raise taxes, borrow more, or press Washington for more support at the federal level. All this will happen in the midst of our growing understanding of racial inequalities and the moral imperative to tackle those differences proactively. NYC stood at the brink of bankruptcy once before in the 1970s but pulled away from that point stronger than before. What lies ahead for us this time?
Please join this timely, informative discussion with Greg David (top left), Distinguished Lecturer and Director of the Business and Economics Reporting Program at The City University’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism; Ken Abbott, Distinguished Lecturer, Department of Law, Zicklin School of Business; our benefactor Larry Zicklin (BBA, ’57; left); and Dean Fenwick Huss. Followed by a Q&A with Gwen Webb, Associate Dean, Zicklin School of Business.
The Price of Being Unprepared: COVID-19
September 15, 11 am
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions in healthcare delivery. How can practitioners mitigate supply chain risk and continue delivering quality care in this uncertain environment? Please join this timely, informative discussion with alumnus JC Alejaldre (Executive MBA in Healthcare Administration ’18; top left), an administrator in the Division of Community and Population Health at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and a PhD candidate at the CUNY School of Public Health; Alex Mills (top right), Associate Professor of Operations Management and Academic Director of the Executive MBA in Healthcare Administration program; our benefactor Larry Zicklin (BBA, ’57; left); and Dean Fenwick Huss.
How Cybersecurity Risks Are Magnified in a Pandemic
August 19, 11 am
How does working from home increase cybersecurity risks, and how can these risks be mitigated? How can business leaders assess how prepared their organizations are to handle cyberattacks? How can they promote a cyber-aware culture throughout the organization, and how should they address privacy concerns?
Please join an interactive discussion with Anthony DeSantis (top left), Managing Director, Chief Information Security Officer and Head of Infrastructure Technology, Neuberger Berman; Trevor Moores (top right), Professor and Director of the Subotnick Financial Services Center; our benefactor Larry Zicklin (BBA, ’57; left), and Dean Fenwick Huss.
Crisis Management During a Pandemic
July 8, 11 am
How do crisis management firms address the pandemic, internally and externally? What guidance do they give clients that need to lay off employees? And what advice are they providing clients regarding racial injustice? Please join an interactive discussion with Paul Scarpetta (above, left), Managing Director, New York, Sard Verbinnen; Emily Claffey (above, right), Managing Director, New York, Sard Verbinnen; our benefactor Larry Zicklin (BBA, ’57; left), and Dean Fenwick Huss.
NYC After the Pandemic
July 1, 11 am
Will New York City ever return to what it was before COVID-19? Will it remain an iconic American city, or will it be a place people are reluctant to visit and live in? Will higher city taxes push people out, and if the budget is weakened will the Municipal Assistance Corporation be required to step in? Please join this timely discussion with David Birdsell (top left), Marxe Dean of the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs; Yildiray Yildirim (top right), William Newman Chair Professor in Real Estate Finance and Director of the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute at the Zicklin School of Business; our school’s benefactor Larry Zicklin (left); and Dean Fenwick Huss.
COVID-19 and the Ethics of Vaccine Distribution
June 23, 11 am
Researchers around the world are racing to produce a safe, effective vaccine against COVID-19 as early as 2021. But what are the ethical implications if and when a vaccine is launched? Who should get it first, and why? Should its creator be paid, and if so, how much? And who will agree to be among the first to take it? Please join this timely discussion with David Rosenberg (top left), Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity; Debbie Kaminer (top right), Professor of Law; our school’s benefactor Larry Zicklin (left); and Dean Fenwick Huss.
Advertising: Will It Be Different After the Pandemic?
June 17, 11 am
How has COVID-19 affected the advertising industry? What lessons have been learned from the reopening of operations in New Zealand and Singapore? And what role can advertising play in addressing social injustices, including racism? Join us for a lively discussion with Dean Fenwick Huss, Larry Zicklin (BBA, ’57) and Michael Roth (BBA, ’67), Chairman and CEO of Interpublic Group.
Lessons Learned Navigating Toward the Next Normal
June 9, 11 am
How has Deloitte’s investment in technology helped it manage in the current environment? Join us for a lively discussion with Dean Fenwick Huss, Senior Associate Dean Paquita Davis-Friday and Lara Abrash (MBA, ’94), Chairman & CEO of Deloitte & Touche LLP.
“Save the Date”
June 17, 11 AM
Please save the date of June 17 for an upcoming webinar with Dean Fenwick Huss, Larry Zicklin (BBA, ’57) and Michael Roth (BBA, ’67), Chairman and CEO of Interpublic Group.
Competition or Cooperation — What’s on the Horizon of International Relations?
May 20, 11 am
What impact will the COVID-19 pandemic have on world order? Will there be a reappraisal of how national security is defined? Is the pandemic a stress test, or does it mark the death knell of globalization? How will multilateralism fare? Please join Dean Fenwick Huss, Willem Kooyker (BBA, ’71), Founder and Chairman of Blenheim Capital Management, and Noel Lateef, President of the Foreign Policy Association, for a discussion of what’s on the horizon of international relations.
Start the World, I Want to Get On:
Imagining the New Economy
May 12, 11 am
How will the economy recover once lockdown restrictions are relaxed? What is the outlook for recession? Inflation? Hear up-to-date forecasts from financial market models. Join us for a lively discussion with Dean Fenwick Huss, Larry Zicklin (BBA, ’57) and Professor Linda Allen, William F. Aldinger Chair in Banking and Finance, as they envision the new economy.
“Is This the New Economy?”
May 6, 11 am
How fast can we expect the economy to recover? Is the CARES Act sufficient to get us back on track, and what is the outlook for fiscal and monetary policy? Has the Dodd-Frank Act made a difference? And what could keep the current recession from sliding into a depression? Please join Dean Fenwick Huss, Larry Zicklin, Associate Professor of Economics Sebastiano Manzan, and Law Lecturer Ken Abbott for a lively discussion of these and other issues affecting the U.S. economy.