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The Institutes Griffith Insurance Education Foundation

Our mission is to empower public policymakers through a greater understanding of insurance and risk management.

The Institutes Griffith Foundation

Non-advocative programs and resources for public policymakers

As the leading resource for objective insurance information, we host programs for policymakers at state and federal levels. Presented by leading scholars, these complimentary seminars help policymakers build valuable knowledge about insurance and emerging risk management issues so they can better support their constituents.

We are deeply committed to objectivity. All of our programs are strictly instructional and do not support any position on any issue.

Current Complimentary Programming

2023 Griffith Cyber Risk Webinar
On-Demand Webinar

Cyber Risk: Exploring the Threat Landscape and the Role of Risk Management

The Institutes Griffith Foundation, in collaboration with Indiana University, is pleased to make this complimentary, on-demand webinar available. The 60 -minute session: examines the current cyber risk landscape; explores the role and limitations of insurance in addressing the risks; and considers how the cyber-security ecosystem is coming together to combat the challenges.

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2023 Financial Regulators Program: Presenters’ Perspectives

In this series of conversations, presenters from the 2023 Financial Regulators Program visit with us to share insights and expertise on topics of relevance to financial regulators of insurance.  These short-duration video segments offer a glimpse into the material that these thought-leaders covered during the multi-day, in-person event which took place in June of 2023. That event and these video segments are a collaborative effort of IREF, the Katie School of Insurance at Illinois State University and The Institutes Griffith Foundation. In keeping with the missions of the respective organizations, the content is strictly instructional in nature and does not support a position on any issues.

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Past Programming Content

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On-Demand Video Series

Summer Series for Federal Legislative Aides

Insurance and Risk Management play an important role in the financial fabric of our country, protecting many aspects of our personal lives, professional endeavors and national economy. During the summer recess, The Institutes Griffith Foundation is pleased to present this series of complimentary, on-demand programs for Federal legislative aides.  Featuring leading academic experts, these sessions are strictly instructional in nature and do not support a position on any issues.

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Back-to-Basics: Climate Risk—Physical Resilience

The Institutes Griffith Foundation is pleased to collaborate with the NAIC’s CIPR to present the next installment of our Back-to-Basics series, which focuses on climate risk. This non-partisan, non-advocative program serves to provide foundational knowledge aimed at helping to inform policy-related conversations. This webinar will:

  • explore the current climate risk landscape and the myriad challenges and opportunities presented;
  • discuss the promise of resilience and mitigation as important tools in the risk management toolbox; and
  • consider both research and real-world efforts to create more resilient communities.
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Insurance Insights: Candid Conversations with Thought Leaders

In this episode of  “Insurance Insights,” Frank Paul Tomasello, Executive Director of The Institutes Griffith Foundation, visits the Arkansas State Capitol building in Little Rock for a conversation with State Representative Deborah Ferguson, the 2023 President of the National Council of Insurance Legislators.  During the conversation, Representative Ferguson: shares her perspective on the challenges and trends that public policymakers faced in 2022; identifies what she believes to be the most pressing risk management and insurance priorities for state lawmakers in 2023; and offers her views of the role of NCOIL in helping lawmakers to address these priorities.

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Griffith Foundation Programming Archive

We are pleased to share an array of educational programming and content. Click below to view additional on-demand resources from past webinars and events.

See the Programming Content Archive