“On The Money!” with Steve Pomeranz: Guest Dr. Michael Szenberg, Distinguished Professor Of Economics, Lubin School of Business

Economist Michael Szenberg shares his thoughts on rescuing America, covering the deficit and restoring confidence with “The Investor’s Advocate” Steve Pomeranz, in an “On The Money!” radio interview broadcast to over one million listeners throughout Florida, Oklahoma, Indiana, New Hampshire and New York.

The position of the United States given both the high level of U.S. debt and its budget deficit within the framework of a globalized and interdependent world economy was the topic of discussion between Lubin Professor Michael Szenberg, Ph.D, and “On the Money” Host Steve Pomeranz, CFP.  

If you were not among the over one million listeners who heard the interview initially when it aired on Friday, October 28, on one of these 9 radio stations, click HERE to listen to a podcast now.  

Key points made and proposed by Dr. Szenberg include:

  •  The burning point at the present time is the high deficit and debt levels of the U.S. that affect the confidence in willingness and ability of the U.S. to  maintain its leadership position, which is so crucially needed.
  • China has substantially increased capabilities in terms of military and economic power. But it cannot match the power of the U.S. due to its lack of moral power.
  • How do we improve the economic capabilities of the U.S.? Reducing sharply the deficit and debt levels will increase the most important component of economic development – confidence in the country.
  • My proposal is for the U.S. President appearing in an extraordinary address, accompanied by leaders of both parties and representatives of every segment of the population – from multimillionaires like Warren Buffett, to blue collar workers. The address will focus on how to save America and prevent its decline similar to that of other civilizations in the past. The American exceptionalism will be reflected in the willingness of the people to contribute voluntarily part of their savings for the purpose of eliminating the public debt and reinforcing the confidence in the U.S.
  • What unites all Americans irrespective of their affiliations is that we all want America to prosper.

The Star-Ledger: “Will a provision in Obama’s jobs bill to protect the unemployed help? Career experts respond.”

President Obama has proposed passing a law prohibiting discrimination against the jobless. Is this a good idea that will help the jobless find jobs, or are the only people it will help find employment lawyers? Lisa J. Stamatelos, an adjunct professor of human resources management at the Lubin School of Business, gives her thoughts on the pros and cons of this legislation to Lee Miller, Career Columnist of The Star-Ledger.

Buried within President Obama’s proposed $447 billion jobs bill is a provision creating a new category of individuals against whom it will be illegal to discriminate — the unemployed.

There is a near unanimous consensus that failing to consider individuals that are unemployed to fill job vacancies is a bad business decision because there is a wealth of outstanding talent who, through no fault of their own, find themselves unemployed.  A strong argument can also be made that treating these individuals, who are desperately seeking work, as expendable is morally wrong. Just because something is wrong, however, doesn’t necessarily mean that the best way to remedy the problem is to pass a law.

Lisa J. Stamatelos, an adjunct professor of human resources management at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, describes the proposal as “sounding good in theory, but useless in practice” in Sunday’s edition of The Star-Ledger

“The proposed law would boost the caseload of employment lawyers and put another cost burden on employers of defending themselves against frivolous lawsuits,” she adds. “Being unemployed may also sometimes be a legitimate reason for not hiring someone, if their skills have become antiquated.”

Obama to Nominate Pace University Professor of Criminal Justice Benjamin Tucker as Deputy Director of White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

President Barack Obama has announced that he intends to nominate Benjamin B. Tucker, a professor of criminal justice at Pace University, as Deputy Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Contact:
Bill Caldwell, Pace Public Information, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

Note to editors. Mr Tucker is not talking to media. However, we will let you know when his public hearing is scheduled in Washington. Photo of Tucker in front of courthouse is available on request.

OBAMA TO NOMINATE PACE UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE BENJAMIN TUCKER AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY

Expert on community policing, lawyer and former NYC police officer was Executive Director of New York City Commission on Human Rights

NEW YORK, NY, July 29, 2009 – President Barack Obama has announced that he intends to nominate Benjamin B. Tucker, a professor of criminal justice at Pace University, as Deputy Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Professor Tucker is one of two New Yorkers who the White House announced as intended nominees yesterday, the other being David S. Ferriero, the Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Libraries, who will be nominated to be Archivist of the United States.

If confirmed, Professor Tucker’s title will be Deputy Director for State, Local and Tribal Affairs, Office of National Drug Control Policy.

The White House release said of Tucker:

“Benjamin B. Tucker currently serves as a professor of criminal justice at Pace University. With 40 years of experience in the fields of law enforcement and criminal justice, he is a recognized expert in community policing.

“He has worked as a consultant to the Urban Institute and as Director of Field Operations and Senior Research Associate at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. Within government, Mr. Tucker served as Deputy Director for Operations at the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services; Executive Director of the New York City Commission on Human Rights; Deputy Assistant Director for Law Enforcement Services in the Office of the Mayor of New York City; and Chief Executive for School Safety and Planning at the New York City Department of Education.

“He began his career with the New York City Police Department in 1969, and prior to being assigned as beat cop, was one of a sel.ect group of new precinct service officers educated by medical and other substance abuse experts to conduct innovative drug prevention and education programs in city schools and colleges.

“Mr. Tucker was born and raised in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn; he received his Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, and his JD from the Fordham University School of Law.

The White House release is at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/President-Obama-Announces-More-Key-Administration-Posts-7-28-09. The University’s profile is at http://www.pace.edu/page.cfm?doc_id=27693.

For 103 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

News source: Obama’s speech at Cairo University in Egypt

Bridwell is a Professor of International Business at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. He teaches courses in Business in the Global Environment, Global Business Strategy and Operations, Competitive Business Strategy, Government Institutions and Business Strategy. His research interests are in globalization, European Union, NAFTA, and the World Trade Organization

June 4, 2009

Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

NEWS SOURCE

Topic: Obama’s speech at Cairo University in Egypt

Pace University Professor Larry Bridwell took seventeen Pace students, including two MBA students of Muslim faith, to Dubai during Spring Break to study Islamic Finance and visit Islamic Banks. Previously, at General Electric, he was the first general manager of the Saudi American General Electric Company, a joint venture between GE and five Saudi partners. He is an expert on strategic management and the impact of government policy on corporations and society. He is well versed in the economic environment of the region.

Professor Bridwell is available to comment on President Obama’s speech at Cairo University in Egypt.

“President Obama emphasized empathy in his nomination to the Supreme Court of Judge Sotomayor. That same characteristic was exemplified in his speech seeking international understanding of Islam and a more positive partnership among the world’s one billion Muslims and the rest of the world.

“From a business viewpoint, the natural resources and human potential of the Middle East offer great opportunities. International business should actively pursue active engagement in Muslim countries for both economic and humanitarian reasons.”

Bridwell is a Professor of International Business at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. He teaches courses in Business in the Global Environment, Global Business Strategy and Operations, Competitive Business Strategy, Government Institutions and Business Strategy. His research interests are in globalization, European Union, NAFTA, and the World Trade Organization.

He has taught classes in several IBM settings and has had assignments with Colgate-Palmolive, NYNEX, General Electric, KPMG LLP, Miles-Technicon, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. His managerial assignments included living in London and Riyadh.

Phone: 914-762-3714 (home) or 914-391-7219 (cell); e-mail: lbridwell@pace.edu.

The Lubin School of Business is accredited for both business and accounting by AACSB International, an elite distinction shared by fewer than 3 percent of business schools worldwide. With a tradition of practice-oriented curricula, the school has achieved national recognition for both its graduate and undergraduate programs in U.S.News & World Report and other media. Approximately 4,000 students are enrolled in Lubin’s undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in Downtown and Midtown New York City, and Pleasantville and White Plains in Westchester. Prominent alumni include Melvin Karmazin, CEO, Sirius Satellite Radio; James Quinn, president, Tiffany & Co.; Ivan Seidenberg, chairman and CEO, Verizon; Marie Toulantis, former-CEO, Barnes&Noble.com; and Richard Zannino, former-CEO, Dow Jones & Company. www.pace.edu/lubin.

For 103 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

News source: Obama’s meeting this week with Latin American leaders at the Summit of the Americas

Pace Professor Pinto is available to comment on the agenda for President Obama’s meeting this week with Latin American leaders at the Summit of the Americas (to be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on April 17-19).

Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

NEWS SOURCE

Topic: Obama’s meeting this week with Latin American leaders at the Summit of the Americas

Jorge Pinto, one of Mexico’s top former diplomats who was the chief Mexican negotiator for the first Summit of the Americas hosted by President Clinton in 1994, is a professor of finance at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York City. He was an executive director of the World Bank in Washington, D.C. and a member of its board representing Mexico, Central America, Spain, and Venezuela.

Professor Pinto is available to comment on the agenda for President Obama’s meeting this week with Latin American leaders at the Summit of the Americas (to be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on April 17-19).

“In Europe, President Obama addressed the issue of a new world, reflected in the fact that the Group of 20 industrial and developing nations is gaining momentum. He should expand his idea of redefining the role of the US with an emphasis on the idea of an interdependent world. This would mean a redefinition of US relations with Mexico and Latin America, particularly Brazil.

“Economic growth and the ability of the US government to deal with the financial crisis will be at the top of the agenda. Also new to the discussion is China’s role in world politics. China’s quiet tradition is now changing as they talk about the ‘need to find a new reserve currency.’”

Pinto speaks fluent English and Spanish and has appeared on Bloomberg Television, CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight, CNN en Español, Univision and WABC-TV Eyewitness News. He has been quoted by the Associated Press, Dow Jones Newswires, Chicago Tribune, China Daily, Houston Chronicle, Investor’s Business Daily, La Opinión, and Washington Post.

Phone: 646-775-2837 (office); 646-515-5010 (cell).

The Lubin School of Business is accredited for both business and accounting by AACSB International, an elite distinction shared by fewer than 3 percent of business schools worldwide. With a tradition of practice-oriented curricula, the school has achieved national recognition for both its graduate and undergraduate programs in U.S.News & World Report and other media. Approximately 4,000 students are enrolled in Lubin’s undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in Downtown and Midtown New York City, and Pleasantville and White Plains in Westchester. Prominent alumni include Melvin Karmazin, CEO, Sirius Satellite Radio; James Quinn, president, Tiffany & Co.; Ivan Seidenberg, chairman and CEO, Verizon; Marie Toulantis, former-CEO, Barnes&Noble.com; and Richard Zannino, former-CEO, Dow Jones & Company. www.pace.edu/lubin.

For 103 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

News source: The strengths and shortcomings of Obama’s plan to help small businesses

Ira Davidson is director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Pace University, the Manhattan regional center of the New York State/SBDC. Davidson is available to comment on the announcement of President Barack Obama’s plan to help small businesses.

March 17, 2009

Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

NEWS SOURCE

Topic: The strengths and shortcomings of Obama’s plan to help small businesses

Ira Davidson is director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Pace University, the Manhattan regional center of the New York State/SBDC. Since its start in 1986, the expert advisors of the SBDC at Pace have worked directly with 12,987 businesses, helping them to invest $138,559,145 in the area’s economy and create or save 5,947 jobs.

Davidson is available to comment on the announcement of President Barack Obama’s plan to help small businesses.

“The Obama administration’s plan to increase the guarantee on SBA-guaranteed loans and raise the loan caps for the 7(a) and 504 loan programs should encourage banks to begin again to lend to small businesses. However, the plan went off base by proposing to buy bundles of SBA loans on the secondary market. I fail to see the impact of such a roundabout, secondary measure.

“Another shortcoming of the plan is the absence of a mechanism to aid growing high tech businesses that typically have limited tangible assets for SBA or conventional lenders to use as collateral.”

Davidson’s advice on small business issues has appeared in BusinessWeek SmallBiz, The New York Times, The Houston Chronicle, Crain’s New York Business, New York Daily News, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Inc. Magazine.

Phone 212-618-6656 (office), 917-697-0959 (cell); email idavidson@pace.edu.

The Lubin School of Business is accredited for both business and accounting by AACSB International, an elite distinction shared by fewer than 3 percent of business schools worldwide. With a tradition of practice-oriented curricula, the school has achieved national recognition for both its graduate and undergraduate programs in U.S.News & World Report and other media. Approximately 4,000 students are enrolled in Lubin’s undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in Downtown and Midtown New York City, and Pleasantville and White Plains in Westchester. Prominent alumni include Melvin Karmazin, CEO, Sirius Satellite Radio; James Quinn, president, Tiffany & Co.; Ivan Seidenberg, chairman and CEO, Verizon; Marie Toulantis, former-CEO, Barnes&Noble.com; and Richard Zannino, former-CEO, Dow Jones & Company. www.pace.edu/lubin.

For 103 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality professional education resting on a firm base of liberal learning, amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

“President Hope in a Time of Crisis: The Significance of Barack Obama’s Presidency”

Pace University to hold panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges that face the first African American President, Wednesday, March 4

MEDIA ADVISORY

February 25, 2009

Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

“President Hope in a Time of Crisis:

The Significance of Barack Obama’s Presidency”

Pace University to hold panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges that face the first African American President, Wednesday, March 4

WHAT: A panel discussion on the significance of Barack Obama’s presidency, with perspectives from Pace University faculty and administration experts, an alumni lawyer and trustee, and students who attended the conventions and inauguration. Topics include the historical significance of an African American in the White House, Obama’s ability to garner support from young people, and the many challenges facing the U.S. both at home and abroad. The event is free and open to the public.

WHO: Panelists include:

• Christopher A. Edwards, ’95, Member of the Board of Trustees, Pace University, and Senior Associate, Choate, Hall, and Stewart, LLP. Topic: “A Republican’s Perspective on the Obama Presidency.”

• Darnita Killian, EdD, Vice President, Student Affairs. Topic: “What Obama’s presidency Does and Does Not Mean to the African American Community.”

• Christopher Malone, PhD, Director, Pforzheimer Honors College; Associate Professor, Dept. of Political Science (moderator). Topic: “A Majority Coalition: How Obama Won.”

• Meghana Nayak, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science. Topic: “Obama’s Foreign Policy: International Relations and Possibilities of Change.”

• Joseph M. Pastore, Jr., PhD, Professor Emeritus of Management. Topic: “The First African American Presidency.”

• Alejandra Lopez and NK Odogwu, Pace students who travelled to the Democratic Presidential Convention and the Presidential Inauguration. Topic: “A Witness to History.”

WHEN and WHERE: Wednesday, March 4, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Student Union, Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza (east of City Hall), New York City Campus.

For 103 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality professional education resting on a firm base of liberal learning, amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

News source: The White House plan to rescue the nation’s financial system

Ronald W. Filante, Ph.D., an expert on SEC litigation, NASD arbitration, and financial planning, is an associate professor of finance and economics at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York.
Professor Filante is available to comment on the plan to rescue the nation’s financial system, announced by Treasury secretary Timothy F. Geithner.

February 12, 2009

Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

NEWS SOURCE

Topic: The White House plan to rescue the nation’s financial system

“This government is going to fix this problem.”

Ronald W. Filante, Ph.D., an expert on SEC litigation, NASD arbitration, and financial planning, is an associate professor of finance and economics at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York.

Professor Filante is available to comment on the plan to rescue the nation’s financial system, announced by Treasury secretary Timothy F. Geithner.

Filante said that he was impressed by the size of the program Geithner announced. “You’re no longer talking about billions. You’re talking about trillions,” he said. “This government is going to fix this problem.”

He also said he is skeptical that the major stock indexes plummeted because of a lack of details from Geithner. It’s usually not valid to claim that any one event or speech causes the entire stock market to rise or fall on a given day, he said.

Phone: 914-773-3708.

BACKGROUND: Filante serves as a consultant to numerous organizations and is a registered representative with VSR Financial Services. For a 15 year period, he also served as an independent trustee on three mutual fund boards.

Filante serves as an expert in cases involving financial securities and economic damages. Many of these are NASD arbitrations in which he testified on behalf of the plaintiff or respondent on issues of suitability, churning, fiduciary duty, and fraud.

Filante earned B.A. (from CUNY, Queens College), M.S. and Ph.D. (from Purdue University) degrees in economics. He has been on the faculties of Queens College, St. John’s University, Ramapo College, Manhattan College, and Pace University.

Filante is the coordinator of the Lubin School’s Student Investment Program and the faculty advisor to Pace Law School’s Securities Arbitration Clinic.

The Lubin School of Business is accredited for both business and accounting by AACSB International, an elite distinction shared by fewer than 3% of business schools worldwide. With a tradition of practice-oriented curricula, the school has achieved national recognition for both its graduate and undergraduate programs in U.S.News & World Report and other media. Approximately 4,000 students are enrolled in Lubin’s undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in Downtown and Midtown New York City, and Pleasantville and White Plains in Westchester. Prominent alumni include Melvin Karmazin, CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio; James Quinn, president of Tiffany & Co.; Ivan Seidenberg, chairman and CEO of Verizon; Marie Toulantis, former CEO of Barnes&Noble.com; and Richard Zannino, former-CEO of Dow Jones & Company. www.pace.edu/lubin.

For 103 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality professional education resting on a firm base of liberal learning, amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

News source: Obama’s Plans to Tighten Financial Rules

John Alan James, the expert on corporate governance and regulatory issues who created the first texts in English on Company Law in key European countries, is an adjunct management professor at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York City. He has been involved in governance issues for over 30 years and served as a consultant to companies and governments around the world on issues involving comparative governance. Professor James is available to comment on the Obama administration’s plans for moving quickly to tighten the nation’s financial regulatory system. He has appeared recently on Bloomberg Radio and Bloomberg Television to discuss the Madoff scandal and is quoted on CFO.com about the Satyam scandal.

January 26, 2009

Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

NEWS SOURCE

Topic: Obama’s Plans to Tighten Financial Rules

“. . . the need for new regulations is not evident for the corporate sector. Nor is there evidence that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regulations for the municipal and other public entities have proved inadequate.”

John Alan James, the expert on corporate governance and regulatory issues who created the first texts in English on Company Law in key European countries, is an adjunct management professor at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York City. He has been involved in governance issues for over 30 years and served as a consultant to companies and governments around the world on issues involving comparative governance.

Professor James is available to comment on the Obama administration’s plans for moving quickly to tighten the nation’s financial regulatory system. He has appeared recently on Bloomberg Radio and Bloomberg Television to discuss the Madoff scandal and is quoted on CFO.com about the Satyam scandal.

“Without a doubt, the financial sector of the economy for every country in the world, not just the U.S., is in great need for a new look and probably a major overhaul of the entire regulatory system. However, I have two major reservations.

“First, the need for new regulations is not evident for the corporate sector. Nor is there evidence that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regulations for the municipal and other public entities have proved inadequate.

“Second, the Obama administration and the Democrat dominated Houses of Congress must not overlook the demands for ‘serious and meaningful’ discussions of both the financial and economic sectors by the European Union, France, Germany, the U.K, and even Japan.

“The Europeans, EU and Japan have common complaints, over and above their distaste for the ‘American dominance’ of the global financial and regulatory scene for the past 20 years. They do not like our accounting/auditing systems and have made major progress in getting the U.S. FASB to at least consider some type of convergence.

“The foreign companies and governments also find Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) obnoxious over-regulation. The SOX regulations are ‘entirely unnecessary’ in Continental Europe where the governance ‘self regulatory, principle’ approach does not require the costly, time consuming aspects of SOX.

“A better understanding of how governance is organized outside the U.S. should be high on the agenda of the new head of the SEC, the White House Economic Team and certainly the committees of both the House and Senate. This could turn out to be a zero sum game.”

Email jjames@pace.edu; phone: (203) 979-3611 (cell).

BACKGROUND: James created the first texts in English on Company Law in key European countries. These 12 publications provided the basis for the first international meetings on company, labor and employment law on a multi-country basis in Europe. He co-chaired the first global conference on Multinational Companies and Multinational Unions at the U.N. International Labour Organization center in Geneva, Switzerland. At Pace’s Lubin School of Business, James organized the first graduate level course in the U.S. relating to Comparative Corporate Governance, covering all aspects of governance and regulation in the U.S. and 60 countries around the world.

James was educated at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business. He has lectured at the World Economic Forum in Davos; INSEAD at Fontainbleau, France; CEI/IMEDE in Switzerland, the Northwestern and Harvard European Executive Programs; the IBM Management Development Centre in Brussels; the United Nations Management Training Centre in Torino, Italy; the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University; and the Cornell University School of Industrial Relations.

The Lubin School of Business is accredited for both business and accounting by AACSB International, an elite distinction shared by fewer than 3 percent of business schools worldwide. With a tradition of practice-oriented curricula, the school has achieved national recognition for both its graduate and undergraduate programs in U.S.News & World Report and other media. Approximately 4,000 students are enrolled in Lubin’s undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in Downtown and Midtown New York City, and Pleasantville and White Plains in Westchester. Prominent alumni include Melvin Karmazin, CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio; James Quinn, president of Tiffany & Co.; Ivan Seidenberg, chairman and CEO of Verizon; Marie Toulantis, former CEO of Barnes&Noble.com; and Richard Zannino, former-CEO of Dow Jones & Company. www.pace.edu/lubin.

For 102 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality professional education resting on a firm base of liberal learning, amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

News source: Obama’s plans for January 2009

Christopher Malone, Ph.D., an expert on presidential politics and nationally recognized teacher of civic engagement and public values, is associate professor of political science at Pace University in New York and director of its Pforzheimer Honors College. Professor Malone is available to comment on President-elect Barack Obama’s plans for when he takes office in late January, including his proposal of a massive stimulus package for the US economy.

December 12, 2008

Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

NEWS SOURCE

Topic: Obama’s plans for January 2009

“Given the challenges the Obama presidency faces at home and abroad, Obama seems to be taking his cues from an unlikely source – Alexander Hamilton.”

Christopher Malone, Ph.D., an expert on presidential politics and nationally recognized teacher of civic engagement and public values, is associate professor of political science at Pace University in New York and director of its Pforzheimer Honors College.

Professor Malone is available to comment on President-elect Barack Obama’s plans for when he takes office in late January, including his proposal of a massive stimulus package for the US economy.

“Obama has not yet taken office and already historical comparisons are being made: to Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal; to John F. Kennedy and Camelot; and to fellow Illinois native son Abraham Lincoln. But given the challenges the Obama presidency faces at home and abroad, Obama seems to be taking his cues from an unlikely source – Alexander Hamilton.

“Though the modern Republican Party traces its roots back to Hamilton, it is Obama who has been acting in Hamiltonian fashion. During the campaign and since, Obama has explicitly tied the United States’ continued military dominance to economic dominance – and both of those to a muscular federal government. This is precisely the argument Hamilton laid out in the Federalist Papers and elsewhere.

“Look for Obama to continue to make this case as he puts the finishing touches on his recovery package in the coming weeks and in the opening months of his presidency.”

Malone teaches courses in American Politics and Political Theory. He was also the founding director of the newly created American Studies Program at Pace. He holds bachelor’s degrees from Louisiana State University and Suffolk University, an M.A. from Fordham University, and a Ph.D. from The Graduate School and University Center, The City University of New York.

Malone sits on the Board of Directors of the Future Voters of America, is a District Coordinator for the Center for Civic Education’s We The People Program, and works with the organization Vote 18 which seeks to get young people involved in the political process.

During the 2000 presidential campaign, he helped produce and appeared in the PBS show for teens “In the Mix,” teaching young voters about analyzing campaign ads. In January 2004 he was identified by the Washington Post as one of the nation’s most innovative professors. He has been quoted in dozens of news articles on presidential elections and has appeared on local New York City television news shows analyzing presidential politics.

Malone is the author of “Between Freedom and Bondage: Race and Voting Rights in the Antebellum North” (Routledge Press, 2007). In 2000, he was asked to write the introductory chapter on “African Americans in American Politics” for the Encyclopedia of Minorities in American Politics, published by Oryx Press. Besides numerous book reviews, other articles include: “Rethinking the End of Black Voting Rights in Antebellum Pennsylvania: Racial Ascriptivism, Partisanship, and Political Development in the Keystone State”, “A Theory of Race Formation in the Antebellum North”, and “African Americans: Free Blacks in the North.”

For 102 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality professional education resting on a firm base of liberal learning, amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling more than 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu