Preparing Yourself Today for the Investment World of Tomorrow
Friday, January 10, 2014 from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM (EST)
Lerner College of Business & Economics and the College of Arts & Sciences will host a panel discussion with Liz Ann Sonders, Senior Vice President & Chief Investment Strategist with Charles Schwab. The panel will discuss the topic of "Preparing Yourself Today for the Investment World of Tomorrow"on January 10, 2014 in Purnell Hall, room 115 at 3:15 pm.
Ms. Sonders has a range of investment strategy responsibilities reaching from market and economic analysis to investor education, all focused on the individual investor. She analyzes and interprets the economy and markets on behalf of Schwab's entire client base and chairs Schwab's Investment Strategy Council, which provides strategic asset allocation guidance and tactical sector recommendations for the company's investor base. The output of Sonders' work is via written reports, audio and video recordings, conference calls, and webcasts. She is a regular contributor to all of Schwab's client newsletters and the keynote speaker at many of the company's corporate and client events. She is also a keynote speaker at many outside conferences, including for Barron's, FPA, CFA Institutes, Morningstar and IMCA. Ms. Sonders received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware in 1986, and she sits on UD's Investment Visiting Committee. She received her master of business administration degree from Fordham University.
In addition to Ms. Sonders, the panel will comprise faculty from the College of Arts & Sciences Political Science/International Relations department and the Lerner College of Business & Economics.
The panel will be facilitated by Ralph Begleiter, Director of the Center for Political Communication at the University of Delaware. He brings more than 30 years of broadcast journalism experience to his award-winning instruction in communication, journalism, and political science. During two decades as CNN’s “world affairs correspondent,” Begleiter was the network’s most widely-traveled reporter. He has worked in some 100 countries on all 7 continents. He continues to travel with UD students, and conducting media workshops in several countries under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State.
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Lerner College of Business & Economics
Economics is a fascinating subject, poised at the intersections of social science, business, and public policy. An understanding of economics principles is critical to success in business and to the design of effective government policy. Economists study how markets work to determine what is produced, how it is produced, and how income is distributed. Among the many topics studied in economics are the role and impact of international trade, the impact of monopoly on the economy, and the problems of unemployment and inflation.
At the undergraduate level, we offer B.A. and B.S. degrees in Economics and a B.A. in Economic Education. The Department of Economics has approximately 475 undergraduate majors and 335 minors.
At the graduate level, we offer Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Economics, a M.S. in Economics and Applied Econometrics, a Ph.D. in Economic Education and a joint M.A./MBA. The Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship offers an M.A. degree in Economics and Entrepreneurship for Educators (MAEEE). The Department of Economics has approximately 100 graduate students enrolled in its M.A. and Ph.D. programs. Approximately 25 new graduate students join the department each year.
The University of Delaware Economics Department includes 27 full time faculty whose research and teaching interests cover the full range of course and fields in economics. Our department takes great pride in both our teaching and research accomplishments.
You can learn more about our department and all of these programs here. You can also stop by and see us on the 4th floor of Purnell Hall or call us at 302-831-2565.