Jewish Ethics Professor to Lecture at The University of Scranton

10/28/08

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Mark S. Schwartz, Ph.D., will lecture on “Making Lots of Money: A Jewish Reflection on Greed as Seen in Hollywood Movies” at The University of Scranton on Thursday, Nov. 20.
The response of Jewish ethics to the portrayal of issues such as greed in films will be the topic of a lecture by Mark S. Schwartz, Ph.D., assistant professor of corporate governance, law and ethics at the Atkinson’s School of Administrative Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada.

The Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute of The University of Scranton will present “Making Lots of Money: A Jewish Reflection on Greed as Seen in Hollywood Movies” at The University of Scranton on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ann and Leo Moskovitz Theater on the fourth floor of the Patrick and Margaret DeNaples Center on campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Schwartz is a teacher and researcher in the field of business ethics. He has served as acting chair of the business ethics program at the Schulich School of Business, York University, as well as a lecturer of business ethics at The Wharton School at The  University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Schwartz has also taught at Tel Aviv University, Israel; Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel; and the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel. He is a research fellow of the Center for Business Ethics, Bentley College, as well as the Business Ethics Center of Jerusalem.

Dr. Schwartz’s research interests include codes of ethics; corporate social responsibility; ethical leadership; ethical investment; and Jewish business ethics.

He has been published in the Financial Times of London, the Associated Press, the New York Times, Globes (Israel), the National Post (Canada), the Journal of Business Ethics, Business & Society, Business Ethics Quarterly, Corporate Governance: An International Review, and Business and Society Review.
 
For further information, contact Marc Shapiro, Ph.D., professor of theology/religious studies at The University of Scranton, at (570) 941-7956.

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