Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists to Hold No-Cost Washington, DC Program, March 4, 2015 on Public Policy Issues

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Wharton School Professors Scott Harrington and Kent Smetters to present on “The Affordable Care Act” and “Financial Regulations”

Profs. Harrington and Smetters (l-r)

Through the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, the Wharton School offers journalists an opportunity to expand their knowledge, increase their exposure to leading experts and broaden their perspectives in a stimulating environment.

The next Seminar will take place in Washington, D.C. on March 4, 2015 with a focus on business and public policy. The free one-day program will feature Wharton Professor of Healthcare Management and Professor of Insurance and Risk Management, Scott Harrington and Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, Kent Smetters on “The Affordable Care Act” and “Financial Regulations” respectively. The sessions are complimentary but space is limited.

When: March 4, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration deadline: February 20, 2015.

Where: The Seminar will take place at the offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC, 20004.

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

Who: In recent years, reporters attending the Seminars have come from media outlets such as the BBC, China Central TV, CNN, New York Times, NPR, Politico, Reuters, the Washington Post and Wired

Eligibility: Applications are open to those employed full-time 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 public policy, the economy and competitive vision;
  • Interact with colleagues from some of the world's leading business news organizations;
  • Will receive a Wharton School Certificate of Completion.

For complete information on the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, visit or contact Peter Winicov, Director, Wharton Media Relations at +1-215-746-6471 or winicov(at)wharton(dot)upenn(dot)edu.

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 participants in executive education programs annually and a powerful alumni network of 93,000 graduates.

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