Final Weeks to Apply: Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, One-Day New York Program, March 6, 2013

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Wharton Professors Mark Duggan and Alex Edmans to Lead Sessions On “Reforming America’s Entitlement Programs” and “Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility”

Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists

What: Through intensive lectures and hands-on exercises, the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, led by the Wharton School’s most prominent professors, help reporters gain better understanding of key business and economic issues. This free, one-day program will feature Wharton Professors Mark Duggan and Alex Edmans on “Reforming America’s Entitlement Programs” and “Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility” respectively.

The Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists program, now in its 45th year, offers participants an opportunity to expand their knowledge, increase their exposure to leading experts and broaden their perspectives in a stimulating environment. This one-day program is free of charge and open to a limited number of journalists.

Thanks to new sponsor the Travelers Institute, the Seminar will also feature a special screening of Overdraft, a nonpartisan documentary made for public television that highlights the growing U.S. deficit and its implications for individuals and U.S. economic competitiveness. “We are delighted to be able to participate in the Wharton Seminar highlighting one of the most critical economic issues for the country and providing an informational and educational look at the U.S. deficit crisis” according to Joan Woodward, President of the Travelers Institute. For additional information about Overdraft contact Ashley Maagero at the Travelers Institute at 860-277-2954 or AMaagero(at)Travelers(dot)com.

When: March 6, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration deadline: February 25, 2013.

Where: The Seminar will take place at the offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, 101 Park Avenue,
New York, NY 10178-0060

How: Registration is required to attend this free Seminar. Visit the Seminar application

Who: Reporters come from media outlets such as the New York Times, China News, CNN, Les Echos, CNBC India, Nikkei, Marketplace, Reuters, Bloomberg, Forbes, and the Washington Post.

Eligibility: Applications are open to those employed as a print, broadcast, or online business journalist for    
legitimate media companies.

Key Take-Aways: Today’s global economy requires a strong foundation in business and economic
knowledge for business journalists. At the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, participants:

  •     Gain an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of business strategy including the role of leadership, the economy and competitive vision;
  •     Interact with colleagues from some of the world's leading business news organizations.
  •     Each participant will receive a Wharton School Certificate of Completion.

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About the Wharton School:

Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and a powerful alumni network of 91,000 graduates.

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