Welcoming a Galaxy of Wharton Professors
WCNY Programming, under the leadership of Jennifer Gregoriou, W’78, has had a stellar year inviting Wharton professors to New York City. Professors Barbara Kahn, David Bell, Witold Henisz, Zeke Emanuel, Richard Shell, Mike Useem and Stuart Diamond have all addressed “sold-out” audiences. This past spring, Professor Ken Shropshire examined the need for inclusion, respect and equality in his book, Sport Matters. And in April, Professor Peter Fader joined alum David Pakman, ENG’91, and panelists in examining the free-fall of the music industry and where we can expect it to land.
When Wharton professor Maurice Schweitzer, G’91, GRW’93, came to New York City this October, WCNY members were ready and waiting. In his insightful new book, co-authored with Columbia Business School professor Adam Galinsky, Friend & Foe offers a toolkit for when to cooperate, when to compete and how to succeed at both. After the event, WCNY members enjoyed Q&A and networking.
The Programming Committee of the WCNY is beginning outreach and plans for a robust 2016 calendar — and invites alumni to join the conversation for another stellar year.