Annual Adolf A. Berle Symposium on Corporation, Law and Society
Our annual conferences bring together prestigious scholars from the fields of law, sociology, history, political science, and anthropology to explore the role and impact of the corporation in society.
Browse through materials from previous symposia to see the very best thinking in the social sciences brought to bear on the nature of the modern corporation.
June 5 - 6, 2017 - The focus for our ninth annual symposium—Berle IX—is the focus on the broad question of investor time horizons.
June 27 - 28, 2016 - The focus for our eighth annual symposium—Berle VIII—is the benefit corporation, with a particular emphasis on whether the benefit corporation may have a significant role to play for firms that are significant capital market participants, whether publicly or privately held.
May 26-27, 2015 - The focus for our seventh annual symposium—Berle VII—was the nature of the modern corporation. This “theme” is intended to be evocative rather than narrowing.
June 23-24, 2014 - The 6th annual Berle Symposium focused on the provocative work of Margaret Blair and Lynn Stout, on the intersection of transaction cost economics and the theory of the firm.
May 12-15, 2013 - Held in Sydney, Australia, the 5th annual Berle Symposium focused on capital markets, the corporation and the asian century—governance, accountability and the future of corporate law
June 14 - 15, 2012 - The 4th annual Berle Symposium was held at University College London
January 13 - 14, 2012 - The 3rd annual Berle Symposium focused on the theory of the firm.
January 21 - 22, 2011 - The 2nd annual Berle Symposium
2010 - The 1st annual Berle Symposium celebrated the launch of the Adolf A. Berle, Jr. Center on Corporations, Law and Society