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Haitkin Lecture

The annual Haitkin Lecture is a forum dedicated to the examination of issues of integrity and ethics in business. It is a special opportunity that allows for Stern students to listen to and ask questions of extraordinary individuals from academia, practice and the press. The Haitkin Lecture was established through the generosity of Stern alumnus Jeffrey Haitkin, BS ’68.

Past speakers include:

  • Daniel Lubetzky
    Founder and executive chairman of KIND Snacks
  • Saru Jayaraman
    Co-founder and co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) and director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Preet Bharara
    Lawyer and former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York
  • Jane Mayer
    Investigative journalist and author of Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires
  • Seema Saifee
    Staff attorney for the Innocence Project
  • Anita Raghavan
    Author of The Billionaire’s Apprentice and contributor to The New York Times and Forbes
  • Kurt Eichenwald
    Author of Conspiracy of Fools
  • Nell Minow
    Founder of The Corporate Library, author and noted shareholder activist
  • Marc Rotenberg
    Executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
  • Thomas Ekeli
    Investment director in the asset management department of the Norwegian Ministry of Finance
  • Rosanne Haggerty
    Founder of Common Ground
  • Simon Johnson
    Author of 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown
  • Paul Volcker
    Former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board
  • Neil Barofsky 
    Former inspector general of TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) and former federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York.