Random House Editor to Deliver Lecture at Saint Joseph's University

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Newswise — PHILADELPHIA (August 29, 2016) — The Saint Joseph’s University Haub School of Business will present the fall installment of the 2016 Carfagno Lecture Series featuring Random House executive editor Jon Meacham. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 7:30-9 p.m. in Mandeville Hall’s Wolfington Teletorium.

Before becoming Random House’s executive editor, Meacham was the editor-in-chief of Newsweek. He currently works as a contributing editor to Time magazine, editor-at-large of WNET, and as a commentator on politics, history, and religious faith in America, including on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program. He also teaches at Vanderbilt University and is a fellow of the Society of American Historians at the University of the South.

Meacham received the Pulitzer Prize for his 2008 biography of Andrew Jackson, American Lion. He is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, American Gospel, and Franklin and Winston.

His presentation, titled “Ethical Leadership in Faith, Politics and Business,” will be grounded in historical context in discussion with the role of ethical leadership. Specifically, Meacham will focus on one’s ability to govern and manage others through an ethical lens.

Named for its benefactor and founding member of the Haub School’s Board of Visitors Anthony Carfagno ’60, the Carfagno Lecture Series is designed to promote civic engagement and thought leadership through discussions directed by industry experts.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, visit www.sju.edu/carfagno.


Background: As Philadelphia's Jesuit, Catholic University, founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts. SJU ranks as a top university in the Northeast, with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter in the College of Arts and Sciences and AACSB accreditation of the Erivan K. Haub School of Business. The University is also deeply committed to the Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service, earning a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and the community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. With courses offered on campus and online, SJU prepares its more than 9,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students to lead lives of personal excellence, professional success and engaged citizenship.

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