Faculty experts to explore financial crisis in Webcast panel

first_imgHarvard President Drew Faust invites students, faculty, and staff to a special panel discussion Thursday, Sept. 25, on the current turmoil in the financial markets. “Understanding the Crisis in the Markets: A Panel of Harvard Experts” will begin at 4 p.m. in Sanders Theatre.A live Webcast of the discussion will also be available.Harvard is fortunate to have some of the nation’s leading scholars and practitioners in finance, policy, law, and other fields relevant to the current situation. Several of them have agreed to participate in a special session for the University community to help make sense of the recent developments in the U.S. and world markets.The panel will include Robert Kaplan, professor of management practice; Jay Light, Dwight P. Robinson Jr. Professor of Business Administration and dean of the Faculty of Business Administration; Gregory Mankiw, Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics; Robert Merton, John and Natty McArthur University Professor; Kenneth Rogoff, Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy; and Elizabeth Warren, Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law.last_img read more

WTOP: Crowds begin to gather at Black Lives Matter Plaza amid Election Day

first_img AP/John Minchillo WASHINGTON, D.C., USA – NOVEMBER 3, 2020: Local residents gather in Black Lives Matter Plaza, a section of 16th Street, on Election Day. On November 3, 2020, the United States elects its president and vice president, 35 Senators, all 435 members of the House of Representatives, 13 governors of 11 states and two US territories, as well as state and local government officials. Incumbent Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden are running for president. Yegor Aleyev/TASS (Photo by Yegor AleyevTASS via Getty Images) AP/J. Scott Applewhite WTOP/Kyle Cooper Activists opposed to the Trump presidency are dressed as characters from the dystopian “Handmaid’s Tale,” as they demonstrate at the Capitol on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Washington. WTOP/Scott Gelman (1/25) This is a developing story. Stay with WTOP for more details. WTOP/Kyle Cooper Previous AP/Jacquelyn Martin AFP via Getty Images/ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS AP/Alex Brandon WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez A man holds an anti-President Donald Trump flag on Election Day. District of Columbia Metropolitan Police attempt to arrest a demonstrator who was blocking their efforts to remove an illegally parked truck at Black Lives Matter Plaza, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Protesters gather near the fencing that surrounds the White House on Black Lives Matter Plaza on Election Day. People watch a big screen displaying the live election results in Florida at Black Lives Matter plaza across from the White House on election day in Washington, DC on November 3, 2020. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images) Previous WASHINGTON, D.C., USA – NOVEMBER 3, 2020: Supporters of Joe Biden, a candidate in the 2020 US presidential election, gather in a street near the White House on Election Day. On November 3, 2020, the United States elects its president and vice president, 35 Senators, all 435 members of the House of Representatives, 13 governors of 11 states and two US territories, as well as state and local government officials. Incumbent Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden are running for president. Yegor Aleyev/TASS (Photo by Yegor AleyevTASS via Getty Images) Yegor Aleyev/TASS/Yegor Aleyev Yegor Aleyev/TASS/Yegor Aleyev At the White House, Alvarez reported that parts of the newly enforced fencing had posters on it warning against ticket scalping and underage drinking. WTOP/Scott Gelman Next Stations have been set up to hand out water and snacks to protesters in Black Lives Matter Plaza on Election Day. Crowds continued to grow around 5 p.m. near Black Lives Matter Plaza. Murals have been hand painted on pieces of plywood boarding that cover the glass on storefronts. Some businesses are worried about possible unrest similar to what the city experienced over the summer. Next Share via email. An anti-Trump protester kneels in front of a broken plaster Make America Great Again hat in Washington, DC, on November 3, 2020 as demonstrators rally near the White House. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images) A man walks past messages on a fence around Lafayette Square near the White House on Election Day in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 3, 2020center_img Yegor Aleyev/TASS/Yegor Aleyev AP/Jacquelyn Martin AFP via Getty Images/OLIVIER DOULIERY A man waves an anti-Trump banner during the 2020 general elections. A demonstrator going by the name Azul Azul sits on a sidewalk outside the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Washington. AFP via Getty Images/NICHOLAS KAMM AP/John Minchillo D.C. police stand watch as demonstrators gather outside the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Washington. AP/John Minchillo A mural dedicated to late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg adorns a layer of plywood covering the windows of a business in downtown D.C. WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez Around 3 p.m., a crowd of around at least a few hundred had gathered in Black Lives Matter Plaza. Share on Twitter. Share on Facebook. EDS NOTE: OBSCENITY – Black Lives Matter Plaza, near the White House, is quiet early on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Crowds gather at Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020. Amid boarded-up downtown businesses and increased “anti-scale” fencing around the White House, hundreds gathered at Black Lives Matter Plaza to rally and await the results of the 2020 presidential election Tuesday.The rally unfolded relatively peacefully throughout the afternoon and evening except for a few scuffles, but as crowds were dispersing shortly before midnight, a group of several hundred protesters began marching elsewhere throughout the city.WTOP’s Alejandro Alvarez reported that this group consisted of “black bloc” protesters, who tend to be more radical and often conceal their identities. He said the protesters launched flares as they wound their way through the streets, many carrying black umbrellas to shield their faces from the cameras.Earlier in the afternoon, it was a very different scene as hundreds of people, including members of Shutdown DC And Black Lives Matter DC, gathered around the White House. Alvarez said the event was not a coordinated rally. Rather, people were mostly waiting for the election results and watching coverage of the races on projection screens that had been set up at Black Lives Matter Plaza and McPherson Square.Alvarez noted that many organizers said they would wait until the results were in before deciding what to do next.At times the mood was festive, with people dancing and singing, but frustrations were also on display.Gabriel Pietrorazio — one of the University of Maryland student journalists covering the elections for WTOP — spoke to Don Folden, founder of Capital Buddy Tours, who said he hopes the political divisiveness ends after the 2020 election.“What I’m trying to do is get people to stop hating each other because they disagree,” he said. “It’s interesting because some of the people who hate each other like the same music. They have a lot of things in common, but they only focus on what they don’t have in common.“This division, this hatred – it’s got to stop.”By the time Alvarez returned to the BLM Plaza around 1:30 a.m., he said about 100 people were still milling around, including members of the media. But with the presidential race essentially in a dead heat and inconclusive, the mood was far more somber than it was earlier in the day. AP/Jacquelyn Martin WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez Vladimir Kostyrev/TASS/Vladimir Kostyrev Dmitry Kirsanov/TASS/Dmitry Kirsanov A police car parked by Lafayette Square near the White House ahead of the 2020 general elections. Share This Gallery: WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez A demonstrator holds up a sign while waiting for election results at Black Lives Matter Plaza, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) A La Colombe boarded up its windows ahead of the results of the 2020 general election. Print. A protester wears a costume and holds a sign denouncing President Donald Trump. Demonstrators stop to pray outside the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Washington. Demonstrators gather at Black Lives Matter Plaza outside the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Washington.last_img read more