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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


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Advances in Artificial Intelligence (“AI”)

Advances in Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) are making headlines, and some observers believe that AI’s impact on the insurance ecosystem will be transformative. Please join us for an academic exploration of the opportunities ahead, featuring Dr. Martin F. Grace, the James Boettner Professor of Risk, Fox School of Business, Temple University. In keeping with the mission of The Institutes Griffith Foundation, this complimentary webinar will be strictly instructional in nature and will not take a position on any issues. Pre-registration is required and takes only a moment:

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Insurance Insights: Dr. Tom Oliverson

On this edition of Insurance Insights, the newly elected President of the National Council of Insurance Legislators, Texas House Member, Dr. Tom Oliverson, visits with The Institutes Griffith Foundation’s Executive Director, Frank Paul Tomasello. 

During their wide-ranging conversation, Dr. Oliverson:

  • shares information on his background and what led him to public service;
  • talks about how he learned of and become involved with NCOIL; and
  • provides his perspective on risk and insurance issues of importance in 2024.
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Insurance Insights: Andrew N Mais, NAIC President

In this episode of  Insurance Insights,” Frank Paul Tomasello, Executive Director of The Institutes Griffith Foundation, visits the Stamford Campus of the University of Connecticut for a conversation with Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Andrew Mais, the 2024 President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).  During the conversation, Commissioner Mais: 

  • shares his perspective on the risk management and insurance-related  challenges and trends that public policymakers faced in 2023; 
  • discusses what he believes to be some pressing risk management and insurance priorities for 2024; and,
  • provides some background on the role of the NAIC in helping state insurance departments to carry out important functions. 
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Back-to-Basics: Climate Risk — Financial Resilience
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Back-to-Basics: Climate Risk — Financial Resilience

The Institutes Griffith Foundation was pleased to collaborate with the NAIC’s CIPR to present another installment of our Back-to-Basics series, the second of our two-part offering on climate risk and resilience. The non-partisan and non-advocative program aimed to provide foundational knowledge to help inform important policy conversations.  Complimentary on-demand viewing is available at this link.

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Past Programming Content

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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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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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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.

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