Faculty in the News - Archive
Saturday, November 8, 2008Professor Michael GreenbergerGlobalResearch.ca, Mother Jones
– Texas Sen. Phil Gramm was the chief supporter of the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000, which, once passed, shielded credit default swaps (CDS) from regulation, allowing banks to offer investors a form of off-the-radar insurance (in name only) for buying bank-created securities composed of a veritable zip file of subprime mortgages. Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and a former director of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said unregulated CDS "have been at the heart of the subprime meltdown."
Thursday, November 6, 2008Professor Michael GreenbergerFox Business News
– President-elect Barack Obama has already assembled a team of financial advisors to address the ongoing crisis once the new administration takes office, and one issue on the table is federal regulation of opaque derivatives that experts say are at the heart of the country’s current economic woes. Michael Greenberger, JD, a professor at the School of Law and a former director at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said, "We obviously saw that these unregulated, toxic instruments were like land mines buried all over the economy and when they went off they would be devastating. They’re hard to track as to where they’re located."
Thursday, November 6, 2008Professor Michael GreenbergerThe Marquette Tribune
– Colleges and universities across the country now feature a wide range of classes that focus on biodefense, information systems, and national security in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. In addition to homeland security courses offered at the School of Law, experts at the Center for Health and Homeland Security, including Michael Greenberger, JD, a professor at the School and the c Center’s director, travel across the country to teach state and local emergency response officials how to maintain essential functions in the wake of a disaster.
Monday, November 3, 2008Professor Robert PercivalMaryland Morning with Sheilah Kast, WYPR-FM
– Robert Percival, JD, professor and director of the Environmental Law program at the School of Law, discusses the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s intention to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the declining health of the Chesapeake Bay.
Monday, November 3, 2008Professor Larry GibsonMaryland Morning with Sheilah Kast, WYPR-FM
– What do former Baltimore mayor Kurt Schmoke and Liberian president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf have in common? Larry Gibson, LLB, a professor at the School of Law and an attorney at Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler, who discusses what he learned during his many forays into Maryland politics that helped him in the campaigns he’s advised recently in Madagascar, Liberia, and Ghana.
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