Random House Executive Editor to deliver 2016 Carfagno Lecture

Monday, August 29, 2016

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.



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