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Screening  |  Client #9 Screening and Panel Discussion

Part of the Crisis! film series

Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 7–9:30 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

This screening ofClient #9 is part of the Crisis! film series which takes place on select Tuesdays throughout the spring 2012 semester and explores the global economic crisis.

For more on the film, visit http://www.client9themovie.com.

Using classic and contemporary films and expert commentators, Crisis! engages the community in discussion about the current global economic crisis. The panelists include experts from Buffalo State’s faculty and the community. Audiences can expect a broad spectrum of views, as we aim to stimulate lively discussion and debate.

Wall Street in the 1990s had grown so powerful that bankers, brokers and deal-makers were reshaping the laws that had reined them in since the days of the New Deal. The “revolving door” was turning fast, as yesterday’s regulators suddenly became today’s insiders. This documentary feature takes an in-depth look at the rapid rise and dramatic fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who succeeded for a while in making himself "The Sheriff of Wall Street," when he – seemingly all by himself – was America’s chief prosecutor of crimes committed by America's largest financial institutions at the expense of the rest of us. Was Spitzer too much of a threat to the manipulators? Was he set up to fall?

Moderators:
Dr. Ted Schmidt, Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Finance
Dr. Albert Michaels, Professor, Department of History
Bruce Fisher, Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Studies

Students from the following Buffalo State courses are required to attend these screenings: Economic System 101, Urban Economics 312, Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECO308), Corporation Finance (FIN314), and  Investments (FIN414)

Additional films being presented in this series are:

March 27, Inside Job
April 10, Capitalism: A Love Story
April 17, Wall Street