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Influence Mapping

Helping data journalists and civil society groups map and analyze complex relationships of power.

The Future of the Accounting Profession

Organized by Roderick M. Hills and Russell E. Palmer, the project sought to address the perceived crisis in the field after the collapse of Arthur Anderson--one of the 'big five' firms--in 2002. Two assemblies, one on the Accounting Profession (2003) and another on Auditor Concentration (2005) explored the structural problems of the field and their potential public policy remedies.

The Future of the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Changing World

On May 1st, 2015, at The Center for Strategic and International Studies, over sixty men and women from government, the private sector, and academia attended a day-long Assembly on "The Future of the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Changing World." 

Governance of Financial Institutions

2009. The American Assembly

In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, this report is a call for stronger risk management, clearer executive compensation policies, and stronger expectations for (and regulation of) financial-sector governance.  The report derives from a 2009 American Assembly event which brought together leaders of and experts on the financial sector.

The Future of the Accounting Profession: Auditor Concentration

2005. The American Assembly

This report, derived from a 2005 Assembly on concentration in the accounting sector, discusses the risks associated with consolidation among the major accounting firms and other structural changes to the accounting field. 

Revitalizing America's Distressed Communities: Increasing Private Investment and Business Opportunities

1995
 
 
Building on its seminal 1993 project, "Interwoven Destinies," in 1995, The American Assembly gathered 25 authorities from a range of sectors to identify approaches needed to increase entrepreneurship and investment in areas of need.  Participants also produced a report with the aim of identifying a private-sector led set of initiatives to revitalize urban communities.
 

Connecting People to Work: Workforce Intermediaries and Sector Strategies

2014. Maureen Conway (ed.), Robert P. Giloth (ed.)

Maureen Conway and Robert Giloth bring together new perspectives on workforce development strategies in the health care, construction, manufacturing and restaurant industries.

 

Revitalizing America's Distressed Communities: Increasing Private Investment and Business Opportunities

Building on its seminal 1993 project, "Interwoven Destinies," in 1995, The American Assembly gathered 25 authorities from a range of sectors to identify approaches needed to increase entrepreneurship and investment in areas of need.  Participants also produced a report with the aim of identifying a private-sector led set of initiatives to revitalize urban communities.
 

Media Piracy in Emerging Economies

2011. Joe Karaganis (ed.)

Media Piracy in Emerging Economies is the first independent, large-scale study of music, film and software piracy in emerging economies, focusing on Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, Mexico and Bolivia. The study has been translated into four languages and is widely cited in debates about intellectual property protection, market structure, and development.

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