The University Lecture
Nominations for the 2013 University Lecturer are now being accepted. To nominate a faculty member for this honor, please complete and submit the attached form.
Since 1950, the University Lecture has offered members of the BU community and the general public an opportunity to hear from distinguished faculty about the outstanding and often groundbreaking research and scholarship in which they are actively engaged.
University Lecturers represent a vast array of disciplines and research topics, yet share a common commitment to excellence in scholarly inquiry and discovery. The annual lecture provides an opportunity to highlight the work of a distinguished scholar and engages both the University community and the broader public in the vibrant intellectual life of Boston University.
2012 University Lecture
The Ponzi Scheme Puzzle:
The Stories Behind Some of the Biggest Liars in History
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Tsai Performance Center
685 Commonwealth Avenue
Admission is free. The public is cordially invited
Tamar Frankel is Michaels Faculty Research Scholar and Professor of Law in the Boston University School of Law. Professor Frankel has written and taught in the areas of fiduciary law, corporate governance, mutual funds and the regulation of the financial system. She is the author of The Ponzi Scheme Puzzle (2012), Investment Management Regulation (4th ed. 2012), Fiduciary Law (2010), Law and the Financial System (2009), Trust and Honesty in the Real World - with Mark Fagan (2009), Trust and Honesty: America’s Business Culture at a Crossroad (2008), Securitization (2nd ed. 2006), and The Regulation of Money Managers – with Ann Taylor Schwing (2nd ed. 2001).
A long-time member of the Boston University School of Law faculty, Professor Frankel was a visiting scholar at the Securities and Exchange Commission (1995-1997) and at the Brookings Institution (1987). She taught and lectured at Oxford University, Tokyo University, Harvard Law School, and Harvard Business School. She consulted with the People’s Bank of China and lectured in Canada, India, Malaysia, and Switzerland. A native of Israel, Professor Frankel served as an attorney in the legal department of the Israeli Air Force, an assistant attorney general for Israel’s Ministry of Justice and the legal advisor of the State of Israel Bonds Organization in Europe. She has been in private practice in Israel, Boston and Washington, D.C. and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, the American Law Institute, and The American Bar Foundation.