Weekly Newsletter – February 11, 2013

Thanks to everyone who attended the showing of “Inside Job” last Tuesday, we hope you enjoyed the lively discussion with Prof. Roger Leeds on topics ranging from financial regulation and derivatives to why SAIS can be part of the solution. In particular, thank you toAnnie O’Neill and Richard Tang for organizing and for helping out with the event.

The club is currently planning our 3rd Annual Finance 101 Lecture Series. Get excited now and keep an eye out for upcoming events!

–Your SAIS International Finance Club Leadership


Feb 19: Lunch event at AEI on the Dodd-Frank Act – AEI is hosting a book launch/panel discussion for Peter Wallison’s new book, “Bad History, Worse Policy: How a False Narrative about the Financial Crisis Led to the Dodd-Frank Act”. The panel of top banking policy and regulatory experts will include Wayne Abernathy, a SAIS alumnus who was a key figure in the banking legislation in the Senate during the late 1990s and early 2000s (including Gramm-Leach-Bliley). Register online here for the event.

Annual JHU Business Plan Competition – Hosted by the Center for Leadership Education, this annual competition provides an opportunity for students to take a novel idea or innovative technology and develop a business plan based around it. Please note the following deadlines for February:
Friday, 2/15/13—Business Concept and Strategy Submission Due
Friday, 2/22/13—16 Semi-Finalists per Category Announced
Friday, 3/1/13—Small Business Plan Submission Due


Feb 12: Mandatory Pre-Perfect Pitch Event Workshop – It’s not too late to attend the Perfect your Pitch event on February 20 – but in order to attend, you have to be one of the first 18 students at the 60-minute session that will be held tomorrow (Tuesday) at 1:00pm in the Career Services Conference room. The workshop will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, so arrive early!

Feb 12: “Impact and Policy in Community Development” – Partners for Common Good representatives Jay Subramaniam, development and impact evaluation coordinator, and Dana Weinstein, policy and communications associate, will discuss policy issues related to the community development finance industry and the social impact returns generated. 4:30pm to 6:pm, Nitze 508, contact Career Services about attending.

Feb 20: Perfect Pitch Workshop – If you’ve registered in SAISWorks and attended one of the preparation workshops, get ready to practice your pitch and network with alumni across working in the private, public, non-profit and multilateral sectors. Bring your A game to Kenney at 6:30pm.

Feb 22: “The Inside Track- Public/Private Sector Partnerships” – get the scoop from MIPPs who have been in the trenches on how best to leverage your time at SAIS as you consider careers in areas in which they work now or have in the past. Your peers will answer questions such WHY they chose a certain field, WHAT a SAIS background offers in the form of unique preparation, and HOW to best to use academics to explore pubic/private sector partnership. With Maia Daniels – Citigroup.12:30pm-2:00pm at the Career Services Conference Room (N226). Space is limited to 25, RSVP in SAISWorks.


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