Keynote and Plenary Speakers
Keynote and Plenaries
Bob Woodward, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter will deliver a keynote address on Nov. 14. Woodward, one of the journalistic duo who broke the Watergate story and a best-selling author of books covering the last eight presidents, will bring his fact-based, tough-minded reporting perspective and extensive historical knowledge of the presidency to the key question of what the non-traditional Trump presidency means for the country. Woodward, currently an associate editor at The Washington Post, is the author of 12 #1 best-selling books, including co-author of All the President’s Men (1974) and The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court (1979), and author of Bush at War (2002) and Obama’s Wars (2010).
Read highlights from the Academy’s interview with Bob Woodward.
How has the political landscape in Washington changed in the wake of the 2016 election, and how do insiders see the new dynamics playing out for policymaking on major issues like retirement, health care, public programs, and financial and insurance regulation? Two of the shrewdest, most seasoned commentators on politics today—nationally syndicated columnist and PBS NewsHour political analyst Mark Shields and ABC News contributor and veteran Republican campaign consultant Alex Castellanos—will roll back the curtains at our Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum on Nov. 15 for a candid analysis and discussion with the audience of what’s really going on in Washington, and why they should care.
This plenary session will feature introductory remarks by Alberto Mora, senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Mora’s career includes broad experience in the law, industry, and government; he received the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation’s Profile in Courage Award in 2006 for his work while serving as General Counsel of the Department of the Navy (2001-2006) opposing the authorization of coercive interrogation techniques. An interactive discussion will follow, featuring expert panelists, joined by Mora, who will delve into specific examples and the broad cross practice questions raised for the profession. Topics will include how the Code of Professional Conduct governs, and how public interest considerations should inform, actuarial work generally—not limited to the public pension plan issues—and how actuaries can maintain professionalism under pressure, serve the public, and articulate the actuarial perspective in public policy and societal issues where actuaries can make a difference.
- Plenary Speaker: Alberto Mora, J.D., Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
- Panelists: Sherry Chan, MAAA, EA, FSA, FCA, Chief Actuary, New York City Office of the Actuary; Bill Hallmark, MAAA, EA, ASA, FCA, Vice President, Pension; Janet Fagan, MAAA, FCAS, Past ABCD Chairperson
- Moderator: Tom Terry, MAAA, EA, FSA, FCA, Past President and International Actuarial Association President
International Insurance Update--Progress in the Development of the ICS by the IAIS
- Moderator: Elizabeth K. Brill, MAAA, FSA, Solvency Committee Chairperson
- Panelists: Romain Paserot, Head of Capital and Solvency, International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS); Craig Thorburn, Lead Insurance Specialist, World Bank
Moderator: Julie Rovner, Chief Washington Correspondent, Kaiser Health News
Speakers: Stephanie Armour, Health Reporter, The Wall Street Journal; Joanne Kenen, Executive Editor, Health, Politico; Dylan Scott, Policy Reporter, Vox
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