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Fast Company: "Ivanka Trump Doesn't Flinch"

10/18/2016

Fast Company: "Ivanka Trump Doesn't Flinch"

[Photo: Celine Grouard for Fast Company]

. . . calls on Twitter for boycotts of Ivanka's brand don't seem to hurt her business. "Not only can her brand transcend it, but the more people say they're going to boycott her brand, the more they're going to drive [those] who are either middle of the road or pro-Republican to choose the brand," says Pace University professor of marketing Larry Chiagouris. Ivanka Trump's major retail partners, including Bloomingdales, Zappos, Amazon, Dillard's, Nieman Marcus, Macy's, Lord & Taylor, and Nordstrom show no signs of discontinuing their affiliation.

"If everyone who votes for Trump buys her products, she'd be the wealthiest, most important fashion brand in the world," adds Chiagouris. "Think about that...Those Twitter people? She doesn't need their business."

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CNNPolitics: "Why Trump's talk of a rigged vote is so dangerous"

10/18/2016

CNNPolitics: "Why Trump's talk of a rigged vote is so dangerous"

. . . Given that Trump has branded himself in politics, business and life as the ultimate winner, the prospect of a crushing defeat in November on the grandest stage must be a bitter one. So pre-spinning a possible defeat may represent a face-saving way out.
 
"He is hedging himself against a loss: If he does lose, he can say that is a fraud," said Jessica Lavariega-Monforti, chair of the Department of Politics at Pace University, New York.
 
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La Opinión: "Para movilizar a su base, Trump insiste en que habrá fraude electoral"

10/18/2016

La Opinión: "Para movilizar a su base, Trump insiste en que habrá fraude electoral"

. . . “El fraude electoral es muy raro, la suplantación de un votante casi no existe, y muchos de los problemas con el presunto fraude en realidad tienen que ver con errores no intencionales de los propios votantes o de los administradores”, explicó Jessica Lavariega-Monforti, analista y directora de la Facultad de Ciencias Políticas de Pace University en Nueva York.

“La verdadera amenaza a la integridad de nuestras elecciones es el continuo discurso sobre el fraude electoral, que ha producido leyes que cuestionan tanto el derecho de los votantes como los resultados, sean victorias o pérdidas”, advirtió.

http://laopinion.com/2016/10/17/para-movilizar-a-su-base-trump-insiste-en-que-habra-fraude-electoral/

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Wired: "VW’s $15B Diesel Settlement Might Actually Hurt Electric Cars"

10/17/2016

Wired: "VW’s $15B Diesel Settlement Might Actually Hurt Electric Cars"

. . . “Chargepoint is getting it in the neck,” says John Alan James, chairman of the Center for Global Governance, Reporting, and Regulation at Pace University in New York. He calls this an example of the government “picking winners”—or, rather, making VW pick winners. “I don’t think it’s good public policy, and I think it’s a legacy issue,” a departing administration striking a deal to lock in a technology it supports.

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Computerworld: "University IT employees fighting for jobs question security"

10/14/2016

Computerworld: "University IT employees fighting for jobs question security"

. . . Electronic health records sell at a premium in the criminal world when compared to a consumer's social security number or credit card, said Darren Hayes, an assistant professor and director of cybersecurity at Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems in New York. When hospitals admit star athletes, for instance, they may see a spike in hacking efforts. "It's very, very valuable" information, he said.

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The Daily Front Row: "IMG Models and W Magazine Announce 2016 Model Search Winner"

10/14/2016

The Daily Front Row: "IMG Models and W Magazine Announce 2016 Model Search Winner"

IMG Models and W Magazine Announce 2016 Model Search Winner By Eddie Roche | October 11, 2016   1
We have a winner: India Makailah Graham has been crowned the 2016 #WmagModelSearch winner, which is a collaboration between W magazine and IMG Models. The 18-year-old Michigan native will appear in an editorial shot by Craig McDean and creative directed by Edward Enninful that will appear in the March 2017 issue of W. Graham will also be signed with IMG Models, home to Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, and Taylor Hill, among others. Graham is currently a sophomore at Pace University in New York where she studies business and fashion marketing. “Since I’ve become interested in modeling, it became my dream to work for IMG Models and possibly one day be the face of IMG because my initials are IMG,” Graham told W.

Read more: https://fashionweekdaily.com/img-models-w-magazine-announce-2016-model-search-winner/

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The Real News Network: "Clinton and Trump Promote Fossil Fuels During Second Presidential Debate"

10/14/2016

The Real News Network: "Clinton and Trump Promote Fossil Fuels During Second Presidential Debate"

KIM BROWN, TRNN: Welcome to the Real News Network. I’m Kim Brown in Baltimore.
Climate change was only mentioned once during the second presidential debate of the 2016 race held Sunday night at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. This comes only days after the United Nations announced that the Paris Climate Agreement has been ratified and will go into effect in November.

Joining us to talk about the lack of climate discussion debates, from New York City, Chris Williams is joining us. He is a long time environmental activist. He’s also professor of physics and chemistry at Pace University. He’s also the chair of the science department at the Packer Collegiate Institute. He’s the author of the book titled Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis.

Read more: http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=17400#newsletter1

 

 

 

 

 

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“The Trump Foundation, The Clinton Foundation, and the 2016 Election: What Does it All Mean for Philanthropy?”

10/13/2016

“The Trump Foundation, The Clinton Foundation, and the 2016 Election: What Does it All Mean for Philanthropy?”

The Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Pace University to hold panel discussion on Wednesday, October 19

New York, NY – October 13, 2016 --  The intersection of politics and philanthropy, and a constellation of issues around public engagement with philanthropy will be covered during a panel discussion organized by Pace University’s Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship. The event takes place on Wednesday, October 19 in the Bianco Room at 1 Pace Plaza on the University’s downtown New York City campus, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

WHO and WHAT: “The Trump Foundation, The Clinton Foundation, and the 2016 Election: What Does it All Mean for Philanthropy?” will be the topic of discussion with panelists including:

Benjamin Soskis, a fellow at the Center for Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy and Policy at George Mason University. His writing on philanthropy and the nonprofit sector has appeared in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Washington Post, the Guardian, the Atlantic online, the New Yorker.com, and the Foundation Review. He is the co-author of The Battle Hymn of the Republic: A Biography of the Song that Marches On (Oxford, 2013), “Both More and No More: The Historical Split between Charity and Philanthropy” (Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal, 2014), and is currently completing a monograph for Atlantic Philanthropies on the history of Giving While Living and limited life foundations. Soskis is also a consultant for the history of philanthropy program of the Open Philanthropy Project, jointly funded by Good Ventures and GiveWell, and the co-founder and co-editor of the HistPhil blog. He received his PhD from Columbia University in American history in 2010.

Stacy Palmer is editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, which is considered the number-one news source in the nonprofit world. She has served as a top editor since the newspaper was founded in 1988 and has overseen the development of its Web sites, Philanthropy.com and Philanthropy Careers. Palmer regularly is a featured speaker or panel moderator at The Chronicle's own conferences and webinars, as well as those sponsored by organizations such as CauseWired Communications; the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education; onPhilanthropy.com, the media arm of international philanthropic services company Changing Our World, Inc.; National Student Partnerships; the Philanthropy Roundtable; The Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network; the Urban Institute; the Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism; and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network. Before she joined The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Palmer was editor for government and politics at The Chronicle of Higher Education. She received a bachelor's degree in international relations from Brown University in 1982.  She has been an active alumnus, serving on numerous alumni boards, including chairing the Brown Alumni Magazine.

James J. Fishman is a Professor Emeritus of Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. He received bachelors’ and master's degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and J.D. and Ph.D. degrees from New York University. He has been an assistant attorney general in the Litigation Bureau of the New York Attorney General’s Office, and the executive director of two nonprofit organizations, the Council of New York Law Associates (since renamed The Lawyers Alliance for New York) and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Professor Fishman is the author of The Faithless Fiduciary, a historical study which examines the enduring problem of opportunistic behavior by charitable fiduciaries, and the inability to create an effective system of oversight or accountability for charitable assets, and The Transformation of Threadneedle Street: The Deregulation and Reregulation of Britain’s Financial Services. He is coauthor (with Victoria B. Bjorklund and Daniel L. Kurtz) of New York Nonprofit Law and Practice with Tax Analysis (LexisNexis 3rd ed. 2014), and Cases and Materials on Nonprofit Organizations (with Stephen Schwarz and Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer), (Foundation Press, 5th ed. 2015 with Annual Supplement.). He has written law review articles on nonprofit law, education, and international securities regulation, and has taught contracts, corporations, nonprofit organizations and other courses.

Rebecca Tekula (Moderator) is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration in Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences.  She also serves as the Executive Director of the Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship.  Professor Tekula received her Ph.D. in Public Economics and Public Management from the University of Lugano, Switzerland, her BA from Vassar College, her MPA in Nonprofit Management from Pace University, and her MBA from the University of Oxford.  Her doctoral research was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Public Administration Network.  She is the author of numerous articles and reports on topics related to social enterprise, nonprofit economics and governance, and nonprofit management education.  She serves on the 2016 Conference Committee for the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) and on the Executive Committee of the Academy of Management Public and Nonprofit Division for which she is also Communications Officer.

WHEN and WHERE: Wednesday, October 19 in the Bianco Room at 1 Pace Plaza  on the University’s downtown New York City campus, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-trump-foundation-the-clinton-foundation-and-the-2016-election-tickets-28398369287

This event is co-sponsored by the Master of Public Administration Program, Nonprofit Studies Minor, Peace and Justice Studies Program, Department of Political Science, and Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Pace.

About The Helene and Grant Wilson Center: The Helene & Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship was created in 2005 to serve the nonprofit and social enterprise community and Pace University. Devoted to honing the risk-taking spirit and managerial skills of nonprofit organizations and social ventures, the Center was launched with a pledge from Helene and Grant Wilson, Boston-area entrepreneurs and philanthropists whose philanthropic endeavors convinced them that entrepreneurial management can help social ventures increase their impact.

Media contact:  Bill Caldwell, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

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WSJ MoneyBeat: "Truly Active Emerging-Markets Stock Funds Have An Edge–Study"

10/12/2016

WSJ MoneyBeat: "Truly Active Emerging-Markets Stock Funds Have An Edge–Study"

Diversified emerging-markets stock mutual funds with managers who veer from the holdings of their benchmark index are more likely to outperform their actively managed peers who track their index more closely, according to a new academic paper.

Emerging financial markets offer opportunities for strong growth, but political and economic risks often make them more volatile than developed markets. That presents opportunity for active fund managers to place bets that can generate outperformance, says Matthew Morey, a finance professor at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York, who conducted the study with Aron Gottesman, also a finance professor at the university.

“I would say to most people, ‘I think you should be in passively managed funds,’ but emerging markets is a bit of a different animal,’” Mr. Morey says. “There’s a lot more opportunity, the markets are not as efficient and there is a lot more variety in the type of companies to choose from as compared to domestic stocks.”

The study comes as many investors are pulling money from actively managed funds generally, many of which have lagged behind their lower-cost passively managed peers over time.

Starting in 2009, the professors tracked the 67 U.S.-based actively managed emerging-markets stock mutual funds in Morningstar database that used the MSCI Emerging Markets Index as their benchmark. They tracked the funds through the end of 2014, examining each fund’s average level of “active share” over the period–that is the percent of the fund’s holdings that differ from those of the benchmark index–and relating it to the fund’s performance.

Funds with an active share above 80% were considered truly active, while those with active shares of 60% or below were considered closet indexers, as their portfolios substantially resembled an index fund, and those with active shares of 20% of below were considered pure index funds.

The two controlled for many factors, including funds that were liquidated or merged out of existence during the study, expenses, turnover of the fund’s holdings and manager tenure.

The study’s headline finding: Generally, funds with higher active share have statistically significantly better performance than those with lower active share and index funds. About 70% of the funds with high active share outperformed the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF (EEM) using risk-adjusted returns, the two found.

In addition, those highly active funds that kept their level of active management consistent over time performed better than funds that didn’t remain consistent over time, according to the study. “The manager that has conviction, and stays relatively active over a long period of time, seems to do a lot better than everybody else,” says Mr. Morey.

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Forbes: "Wanted: More College Classes To Launch An Encore Career"

10/12/2016

Forbes: "Wanted: More College Classes To Launch An Encore Career"

. . . “Many of our alumni are in wonderful new jobs or projects,” said Joan Tucker, director of Pace University’s Encore Transition Program. “One is now director of Encore.org’s Encore Fellowships in the Northeast.”

The ideal time to take an encore career course (if you can find one), said Tucker, “is while you’re still working and begin to see down the tunnel that you’re not going to want to do this forever or that your company is not going to want you there forever.”

Expanding the Encore Program

Tucker said she’d love to take her program into companies and introduce the encore career concept to their employees. “This should be a benefit to employees around the country. There are 78 million boomers and many can’t afford to retire,” said Tucker.

Some firms told Tucker they’re “already doing this” with outplacement for downsized employees. “But that’s not the same thing as what we’re doing,” she said. “It’s like taking a shoemaker and trying to help him find another job making shoes. We’re trying to give people a new perspective on the second half of life.”

Aside from exposing more midlifers to the notion of encore careers, taking the program to corporations would also broaden the business model for Pace. But, Tucker, concedes, “It’s a hard sell. There’s nothing in it for companies other than goodwill.”

She’d also like the Pace program to be a role model for other colleges. “Every college and university could have something like this,” said Tucker. “We’d be happy to design programs. The potential for this is enormous.”

The next Pace University Encore Transition Program (featuring an overview of the nonprofit sector, networking with nonprofit pros and career coach, resume and social media tutorials, a preview of nonprofit job opportunities and a strategy for identifying and achieving goals) runs Nov. 14 to Nov. 17; cost: $795, with a $50 discount until Nov. 1.

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