Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists to Hold No-Cost Program on Public Policy Issues in Washington D.C., March 28, 2019

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What: The Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, led by the Wharton School’s most prominent professors, help reporters gain a better understanding of key business and economic issues through intensive lectures and hands-on exercises. This no-cost, one-day program will feature Wharton Prof. of Business Economics & Public Policy Kent Smetters and Prof. of Legal Studies & Business Ethics Philip Nichols on “Taxation, Immigration & Medicare4All” and “Corruption & Emerging Economies in Transition,” respectively.

For more than 50 years, the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists have offered participants an opportunity to expand their knowledge, network with journalists from around the world, increase their exposure to leading experts and broaden their perspectives in a stimulating environment. This program is free of charge and open to a limited number of journalists.

When: Thursday, March 28, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration deadline: March 18, 2019.

Where: The Seminar will take place at The Hay-Adams, 800 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006

How: Registration is required to attend this free Seminar. Visit the Seminar application.

Who: In recent years, reporters from media outlets such as The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, BuzzFeed, Reuters, The New York Times, Marketplace Radio, China News and Los Angeles Times have attended the Seminars.

Eligibility: Applications are open to those who are employed or freelance full-time as a print, broadcast or online business journalist for legitimate media companies.

Key Take-Aways: Today’s global economy requires a strong foundation in business and economic knowledge for business journalists. At the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, participants:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of business strategy.
  • Interact with colleagues from some of the world’s leading business news organizations.
  • Receive a Wharton School Certificate of Completion.

For complete information on the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, visit https://journalists.wharton.upenn.edu/ or contact Caroline Pennartz or Peter Winicov, Wharton Media Relations, at +1-215-898-8036 or communications@wharton.upenn.edu.

About the Wharton School

Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduateMBAexecutive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 13,000 participants in executive education programs annually; and a powerful alumni network of 98,000 graduates.