Duke Law’s Global Financial Markets Center (“GFMC”) promotes and advances the interdisciplinary study, understanding, and development of financial institutions and markets, and their optimal regulation, both domestically and abroad. The focus of the Center’s research, education, and publication includes all issues of law, business, technology, and regulation that impact financial markets and financial institutions.
The GFMC hosts guest speakers from academia and industry, sponsors relevant research, prepares students for careers in business and law, and conducts collaborative programs with scholars, industry leaders, regulatory authorities, and other policymakers. The Center’s past and upcoming events can be found here.
The GFMC sponsors the FinReg Blog, a forum committed to contributing to the public debate around law and finance. The Blog houses articles written by GFMC faculty and affiliated practitioners, who express their views on all things finance and regulation. Blog topics include Case Studies, Climate Change, Corporate Governance, COVID-19, Economics, FinTech, and Regulation.
The GFMC also has a Podcast, entitled “The FinReg Pod.” The Podcast hosts industry leaders, policy-makers, and academics who discuss some of the most interesting topics at the intersection of finance, law, and public policy.
Additionally, the GFMC is a proud co-sponsor of American Predatory Lending, a ground breaking interdisciplinary project that examines the state level response to the causes of the Global Financial Crisis.
The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University improves environmental and energy policy making worldwide through objective, fact-based research to confront the climate crisis, clarify the economics of limiting carbon pollution, harness emerging environmental markets, put the value of nature’s benefits on the balance sheet, develop adaptive water management approaches, and identify other strategies to attain community resilience.
Established in 2005, the Nicholas Institute is part of Duke University and its wider community of world-class scholars. This unique resource allows the Nicholas Institute’s team of economists, scientists, lawyers, and policy experts to not only deliver timely, credible analyses to a wide variety of decision makers, but also to convene these decision makers to reach a shared understanding regarding this century’s most pressing environmental problems.
The Nicholas Institute is comprised of five multidisciplinary programs focused on helping decision makers weigh the risks and rewards of policy choices: Climate and Energy, Ecosystem Services, Ocean and Coastal Policy, State Policy, and Water Policy.
The National Whistleblower Center (“NWC”) is the leading nonprofit in the U.S. dedicated to protecting and rewarding whistleblowers. Founded in 1988, their stated mission is to “support whistleblowers in their efforts to expose and help prosecute corruption and other wrongdoing.” NWC provides legal assistance to whistleblowers, advocates for stronger whistleblower protections around the world, and educates policymakers and the public about whistleblowers’ critical role in protecting democracy and the rule of law.
Through workshops, reports, news and opinion pieces as well as their website, email list, action alerts, and social media channels, NWC works to improve public understanding of the complex framework of whistleblower laws in the United States and around the world. The organization has been instrumental in the enactment of key whistleblower protection and reward laws such as the Dodd-Frank Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act.
Currently, NWC has ten focused advocacy campaigns focused on protecting people and the environment from corruption – with whistleblowers serving in a critical leadership role. These campaigns include combatting corruption in the fossil fuel industry, ensuring accountability in coronavirus spending, and protecting forests from illegal industrial logging. More information about their current campaigns can be found here.
Additionally, through its Legal Assistance Program, the NWC educates potential whistleblowers, assists them in finding a whistleblower attorney, and supports high-impact whistleblower litigation. To report fraud through the Legal Assistance Program, click here.