Personal Data Security: Can the Government Protect Consumers?
CLEVELAND: William E. Kovacic, a commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), will speak about data security and identity theft, and the challenges of a major agency to keep up with rapidly changing technology at noon on Friday, July 20, 2007, at The City Club of Cleveland.
Kovacic joined the FTC in January 2006 from his position as the E.K. Gubin Professor of Government Contracts Law at George Washington University Law School, where he began teaching in 1999. He was the FTC’s general counsel from 2001 through 2004, and earlier worked at the Commission from 1979 to 1983, first with the Bureau of Competition’s Planning Office and later as an attorney advisor to former Commissioner George W. Douglas.
Since 1992, Kovacic has served as an adviser on antitrust and consumer protection issues to the governments of Armenia, Benin, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Guyana, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Panama, Russia, Ukraine, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe. He also has authored or coauthored books and articles on antitrust law, including Antitrust Law and Economics in a Nutshell and Antitrust Law in Perspective: Cases, Concepts, and Problems in Competition Policy.
After leaving the FTC in 1983, Kovacic was an associate with the Washington, D.C., office of Bryan Cave until joining the George Mason University School of Law in 1986. Earlier in his career, he spent a year on the majority staff of the Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
Tickets for this City Club Friday Forum are $18 for members and $30 for non-members. Lunch is included. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance of the event. They can be purchased by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at www.cityclub.org.
Hail, Hail Rock-n-Roll! The Beginnings of Rock in Cleveland
Terry Stewart, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, will discuss the roots of rock and roll in Cleveland—from Alan Freed and the Moondog Coronation Ball to Screamin’ Jay Hawkins—and the circumstances that made this city fertile ground for rock and roll at noon on Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at The City Club of Cleveland. The program will include vintage video and audio from the Rock Hall archives of the dawn of rock and roll in Cleveland.
Born and raised in Daphne, Alabama, Stewart spent fifteen years building a traditional business background. In 1989, Stewart joined Marvel Entertainment Group, where he spent nine years, first as president and CEO and later as vice chairman. In 1991, he was named CNBC Marketing Executive of the Year.
Locally, Stewart serves on the boards for the Cleveland Convention & Visitors Bureau, Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, Downtown Cleveland Alliance, and Cleveland Film Commission.
This program, organized by The City Club New Leaders in partnership with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, is second in a three-part series exploring the past, present, and future of rock and roll in Cleveland. The final program in the series is Hello, Cleveland! The Live Rock and Roll Experience on August 15 at 6 p.m. at the Agora Theater.
The City Club New Leaders develop significant opportunities for civic involvement and freedom of speech among young professionals under the age of 40.
Tickets are $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Lunch is included. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance of the event. They can be purchased by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at www.cityclub.org.