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MEDIA ADVISORY: The Enron Debacle: What Happened and What's Next?

ATTENTION: ASSIGNMENT DESKS, BUSINESS WRITERS

26 March 2002
Contact: Ute Frey, Haas School of Business
(510) 642-0342


 

WHAT:
"The Enron Debacle: What Happened and What's Next?" a seminar exploring the complex issues surrounding the demise of Enron, its implications for the accounting profession, and its widespread implications for the stock market and its supporting institutions. The event is organized by the Center for Financial Reporting & Management at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

A panel of academics and practitioners will sort through the maze of off-balance sheet items and special purpose entities to explain clearly the accounting issues at Enron and their implications for investors. The impact on the accounting profession, security analysts, and the structure of pension plans will also be discussed.

 
 

WHEN:
9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, April 2.

 
 

WHERE:
Clark Kerr Conference Center
Wood Krutch Theatre
2601 Warring St., Berkeley

 
 

WHO:
Keynote speaker Bala Dharan, J. Howard Creekmore Professor of Management at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University, has researched the issues surrounding the Enron collapse and recently shared his findings with a congressional committee.

Moderator Brett Trueman, Donald H. Seiler Professor of Public Accounting and chair of the Accounting Department at the Haas School of Business, also is the faculty director of the Center for Financial Reporting & Management.

 
 

BACKGROUND:
The Center for Financial Reporting & Management seeks to further the interaction between the accounting profession and faculty in accounting. This program is offered free as part of the center's continuing educational outreach to the community.

Limited parking is available for $8 at the Clark Kerr Southwest parking lot. (Directions: www.housing.berkeley.edu/conference). AC Transit Bus #7 leaves from Rockridge and Berkeley BART stations and stops at the Clark Kerr campus.

Media representatives are welcome. For more information or to register online, please follow this link. You may also contact Ute Frey at the Haas School of Business at (510) 642-0324 or frey@haas.berkeley.edu.

 
    


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