Lectures / Activities
Dr. Robert D. Manning, president of the Responsible Debt Relief Institute gave a featured lecture entitled: "The Perilous Tale of the 2007 Consumer-Led Recession: Household Debt Capacity, Double Financial Bubble, and the Inevitable Failure of Banking Deregulation.” at a colloquium on The Constitution and the Imagining of America “The U.S. as a Debtor Nation: The Constitution and the Limits of National Autonomy” held Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at Amherst College.
"The Blended Walmart Business Model: Friend or Foe?" Defense Credit Union Council, Washington, DC., Feburary 27, 2011
February 25 - Speaker at the 2011 Collection Industry Executive Summit presented by Bass & Associates P.C. in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Manning will be discussing "An Update on the Consumer-Led Recession and ‘Double Financial Bubble: The Rise of the ‘Near’ Bankrupt and Impending Collapse of Credit Counseling System"
Keynote Speaker, "Looking Back and Looking Forward: The Credit Landscape for the 2010s," American Association of Independent Investors (AAII), Regional Chapter Meeting, Rochester, New York, March 2010.
"An Update on the 2007 Consumer-Led Recession and 'Double Financial Bubble': The Rise of the 'Near' Bankrupt and Impending Collapse of Credit Counseling System," 4th Annual Bass & Associates Executive Summit,
Tucson, Arizona, February, 2010.
"," Association of Independent
Credit Counseling Agencies (AICCCA), Lake
FL January 21, 2009.
2009 Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, Keynote Speaker, November 11, 2009
Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Public Forum on Debt Relief Amendments to the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR), Washington, D.C., November 4, 2009 --
Dr. Manning's Presentation
"Credit Card Card Crisis: Systemic Crisis, Lax Regulation, or Bankruptcy Business Model," National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Consumer
Protection Conference, Washington, D.C., May 4, 2009.
"The Foreclosure Crisis in Michigan: Policy Recommendations and an Innovative Shared Equity Appreciation Approach," Michigan Credit Union League, Government
Affairs Conference, April 29, 2009.
The Foreclosure Crisis in Michigan: Negative Home Equity and the Promise of Shared Equity Appreciation (SEA) Mortgage Modifications," Michigan State Senate
Banking Committee, April 28, 2009.
"RESPONSIBLE DEBT RELIEF: Innovative Alternatives to Consumer Debt Capacity and Repayment Capability, Recovery Roundtable, Orlando, Florida, April, 22,
"IN DEBT WE TRUST? From Monopoly to Mall Madness in the Credit Card Nation," University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, April, 20, 2009
Concluding Address, RESPONSIBLE DEBT RELIEF: Algorithmic Assessment of Household Debt
Capacity and Repayment Capability," National Collections and Credit Risk Conference, Orlando, Florida, March 12, 2009
Invited panelist; Meeting of the National Association of Attorneys' General,
Washington, DC, March 3, 2009.
"Responsible Debt Relief: A Balanced Creditor-Consumer Debt Recovery System for the Challenges of the Consumer-Led
Recession" 3rd Annual Bass & Associates Executive Summit, Tucson, Arizona, February 27, 2009.
"Combating the Challenges of Financial Readiness: The Opportunities for Responsible Debt Relief"
Defense Credit Union Council's Roundtable Workshop, Washington, D.C., February 22, 2009.
"Responsible Debt Relief: Algorithmic Assessment of Household Debt
Capacity and Repayment Capability: The Risks and Rewards to Financial Institutions"
National Credit Union Administration's 2009 Risk Mitigation Summit, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, February 19, 2009.
Regional Debt Summit, Pittsford, NY, February 13, 2009.
Michigan State Senate Banking committee: Keeping People in Their Homes: Policy Recommendations for the Foreclosure
Michigan, February 11, 2009.
"Combating the Challenges of Financial Readiness" Department of Defense Financial Readiness Campaign. Lackland Airforce Base, San Antonio, Texas. December
"In Debt We Trust: The Subprime Lending Crisis, the 'Consumer-Led' Recession, and the Imperative of Responsible Debt Relief" California and Nevada Credit
Union Leagues, 2008 Annual Meeting and Convention, San Francisco, CA, November 7, 2008.
Keynote Address, "The Subprime Lending Crisis, the Consumer-Led Recession, & the
Imperative of Responsible Debt Relief," Financial Services Collection
Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 22, 2008.
Expert Testimony, "Banking Deregulation, "Double Financial Bubble," and Growth of the
Near Bankrupt: The Imperative of Consumer Debt Relief," Consumer Protection and Debt Settlement Industry, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.,
September 25, 2008.
"Housing Market Collapse and the 2008 Consumer-Led Recession: The Imperative of Responsible Debt Relief," California
Mortgage Brokers Association, Los Angeles, California, September 10, 2008.
"Banking Deregulation and the 2008 Consumer-Led Recession: The Imperative of
Responsible Debt Relief," Credit and Collection Grantor Consortium, Wilmington, Delaware, August 20, 2008.
Luncheon Address, "Banking Deregulation, Subpime Lending Crisis, and U.S. Consumer-Led
Recession: Institutional Responsibility and the Imperative of Household Debt Relief," Monroe County Bar Association Subprime Mortgage Crisis Education Program,
Rochester, New York, July 2008.
Featured Speaker, "IN DEBT WE TRUST: Subprime Lending Crisis, Double Financial Bubble,
and U.S. Consumer-Led Recession," CUNA America's Credit Union Conference & Expo, New York City, N.Y., June 30, 2008.
Featured Speaker, "In Debt We Trust: From Monopoly
to Mall Madness in the Credit Card Nation," Credit Union Executive Staff Annual Convention, Cancun, Mexico, June 24, 2008.
Featured Speaker, "In Debt We
Trust: From Monopoly to Mall Madness in the Credit Card Nation," CUNA Mutual Group Discovery Conference, Hollywood, FL, June 20, 2008.
Keynote Address, "Navigating the 2008 Recession: Prospects for A Consumer-Led
Recovery," Upstate New York Financial Planning Association Annual Educational Symposium, Rochester, New York, June 2008.
Featured Address, "IN DEBT WE TRUST? Banking Deregulation, Bankruptcy Reform, and the
Consumer-Led Recession," 2008 Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference, Bankruptcy Session, Chattanooga, TN, May 9, 2008.
Fischer Institute Memorial Symposium, "In Debt We Trust: The Crisis of Debt in America,"
Nichols College, Dudley, MA, April 21, 2008. View article.
Keynote Address, "U.S. Banking Deregulation and the Consumer-Led
Recession: The Rise of the 'Near Bankrupt' and The Imperative of Responsible Debt Relief," annual Credit and Collections News conference, Palm Desert,
CA, April 3, 2008.
Keynote Address, "Banking Deregulation, Plastic Money, and Higher Education:
The Political Economy of Consumer Debt," Graduate Student
Research Conference, SUNY-Binghamton, New York, March 18, 2008.
Featured Address, "In Debt We Trust? U.S. Banking Deregulation, Soaring Household Debt, and the Impending Consumer-Led Recession," International
conference on "Credit and Debt in Present Day Capitalism," University of Manchester, England, March 14, 2008.
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