Gretchen Morgenson and Rev. J. Douglas Ousley

The French-American Foundation, with the Center for Global Business Programs
at Pace University's Lubin School of Business, presents

Gretchen Morgenson and Rev. J. Douglas Ousley
"Money & Morality: Maintaining Ethical Standards in Finance"
Discussion and Cocktail Reception
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Pace University, NYC


As the practices of the financial industry come under greater scrutiny in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the French-American Foundation and the Lubin School of Business explored the role of ethics in business with Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Gretchen Morgenson of The New York Times and the Rev. J. Douglas Ousley of the Church of the Incarnation, where he provides moral and spiritual guidance to a congregation that includes many New York financiers. The two speakers addressed the challenges of constructing and following moral guidelines in an industry susceptible to greed and temptation.


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About the speakers:

[Gretchen Morgenson]  
Gretchen Morgenson is assistant business and financial editor and a columnist at The New York Times. Ms. Morgenson has covered the world financial markets for The Times since joining the paper in May 1998 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for her "trenchant and incisive" coverage of Wall Street.

Previously, she was assistant managing editor at Forbes magazine; the press secretary for the Forbes for President campaign; executive editor at Worth magazine, where she oversaw all financial coverage and wrote a monthly investigative column, "Full Disclosure;" a staff writer at Money magazine; and a writer and financial columnist with Vogue. At Forbes magazine, Ms. Morgenson oversaw the magazine's investing sections and the Washington bureau. While there, she broke the story of anti-investor practices on the Nasdaq stock market that was followed by Justice Department and SEC investigations. Ms. Morgenson was a stockbroker for Dean Witter Reynolds in New York from 1981 to 1984.

She is the co-author of Reckless Endangerment, published by Times Books in 2011; author of Forbes Great Minds Of Business, published by John Wiley & Co., in 1997; and co-author of The Woman's Guide to the Stock Market, published by Harmony Books in 1981.

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[Rev. J. Douglas Ousley]  
The Rev. J. Douglas Ousley is rector at the Church of the Incarnation, an Episcopal parish in the heart of New York's Murray Hill, and clergy liaison to the 17th Precinct of the New York Police Department. Prior to coming to Incarnation in 1985, Ousley served as rector of St. Paul's Within-the-Walls in Rome, canon pastor at the American Cathedral in Paris, assistant minister at St. Thomas Church Manhattan, and chaplain of the St. Thomas Choir School. He has served in various offices for the church, including chair of the Board of Directors of Incarnation Center in Ivoryton, Conn., as a member of ecumenical groups in France, Italy, and New York City.

Ousley's writings have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Century, The Church Times, and The Living Church. He now reviews books for Anglican and Episcopal History. He has lectured for various schools and groups, as well as presenting programs for Italian Radio (RAI), Vatican Radio, and other media.

[Anne Witte]
Dean Neil Braun introducing the panel
[Anne Witte]
Gretchen Morgenson speaking
[Anne Witte]
Panelists Gretchen Morgenson (journalist/author), Pierre de Gasquet (moderator), and Rev. J. Douglas Ousley (rector at the Church of the Incarnation) addressing questions from the audience