Held on March 27 in the David C. Driskell Center, this year's Fishlinger Family Lecture event was a Q&A session with former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank.
Sally Simpson, Professor in CCJS and Director of The Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation and Crime (C-BERC), provided welcoming remarks, and Thomas Edsall, an opinion columnist for The New York Times, served as moderator.
Frank, known for the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protections Act, discussed how he would change Dodd-Frank if he could revisit the past as well as explained why we are likely not headed for another Great Recession in the near future.
“I see very little chance of a financial crisis,” he said. “(But) at some point, the innovation outruns the regulation.”
Frank also discussed lobbying, progressive politics and being the first openly gay politician in Washington.