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Baruch College Welcomes Bernard L. Schwartz for Discussion on Business, Advocacy, and Philanthropy

NEW YORK, NY- September 25, 2013 - The Corporate Ethics and Etiquette Society at Baruch College will host guest speaker and Baruch alumnus Bernard L. Schwartz '48 a presentation, "Why Do Ethics Matter? A Business Without Values is a Business at Risk" on October 1. The event is co-sponsored by Baruch’s Executives on Campus, Office of College Advancement and Alumni Relations Office.

Bernard Schwartz is founder of the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute at Baruch College and the Chairman and CEO of BLS Investments, LLC. He retired in 2006 as Chairman and CEO of Loral Space & Communications Inc.

The presentation, moderated by David Birdsell, Dean of the School of Public Affairs, will focus on Mr. Schwartz’ career, including his efforts in creating a business model for the commercialization of space, his experience investing in programs like Third Way, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, as well as his philanthropic efforts. Mr. Schwartz will also speak about politics and philanthropy today, the role that business plays in income inequality, and other topics related to business ethics.


WHAT:  "Why Do Ethics Matter? A Business Without Values is a Business at Risk”
featuring Bernard L. Schwartz

WHEN:  12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2013

WHERE:  Newman Vertical Campus Building, Engelman Recital Hall at Baruch Performing Arts

  Center, 55 Lexington Avenue at 25th Street (B2 level).



About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to



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