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Michael Josephson

Distinguished Speaker Series Inaugurated

Michael Josephson, founder and president of the Joseph and Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics and one of the nation’s foremost ethics consultants to educational institutions, major corporations and government officials, was the featured speaker for the launch of the Distinguished Speaker Series on October 10.

Josephson, who also founded the national youth initiative Character Counts! and the Pursuing Victory with Honor sportsmanship campaign, spoke on “Ethics in America” to an audience of more than 700. He has led more than 1,000 ethics programs for more than 100,000 leaders in business, government, the media, law enforcement and education.

Through his institute, Josephson launched Character Counts! and the Pursuing Victory With Honor sportsmanship campaign, both highly successful national youth initiatives that have reached more than six million young people through partnerships with schools and service organizations. He has appeared on Primetime Live, Nightline, ABC World News Tonight, the Today Show, Fox News Live, CBS Evening News, The O’Reilly Factor and ESPN Sportszone and his commentary is heard regularly on public radio.

The Distinguished Speaker Series was founded by Professor Art Levine, Finance, Real Estate and Law, and Vice President Doug Robinson, Student Services, to raise money for the university’s general scholarship fund.

For further information about the Distinguished Speaker Series or to be added to the mailing list for the 2009 event, email Levine at or call (562) 985-5673.