Detroit, MI 48202
The Eugene Applebaum Chair in Community Engagement and The Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society (FOCIS) present BANKRUPTCY: What could it mean for Detroit? "Voices from Other Places" featuring panels of experts from other cities that are in or emerging from significant financial stress, up to and including bankruptcy.
These voices from other places can teach us a lot about what citizens of Detroit may be facing for years to come. Come hear for yourself what other communities have gone through, and how they are rebuilding toward a new prosperity following the trauma of bankruptcy.
The event will kick off with a university welcome from President M. Roy Wilson, followed by opening remarks from Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and Mayor-elect Mike Duggan.
Attendance is complimentary, but space is limited and registration is required. In order to receive event updates and future notices, your email is required during registration.
8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast, registration and seating
8:30 a.m. Welcome and introductions
8:40 a.m. Opening remarks
9:20 a.m. Panel #1
11:00 a.m. Coffee break
11:15 a.m. Panel #2
12:50 p.m. Closing remarks and wrap-up
1:00 p.m. Event concludes
Panel #1 - Elected public officials and educators
James Diossa, mayor, Central Falls, Rhode Island
Linda Thompson, mayor, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Matthew Jerzyk, deputy city solicitor, Providence, Rhode Island
Robert Benedetti, adjunct professor, Center for California Studies, CSU Sacramento and professor emeritus, University of the Pacific
Panel #2 - Petitioners, pensioners, retirees, bondholders and their representatives
Mark Kaufman, partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
James Spiotto, partner, Chapman and Cutler LLP
Sean Werdlow, managing director, Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., LLC
Douglas Bernstein, shareholder and practice group leader (Banking, Finance and Creditors' Rights), partner, Plunkett Cooney