USD Grad and Former WSJ Writer to Visit Campus

Image Paul Glader Paul Glader, a USD alumnus and former Wall Street Journal writer, will speak on campus Sept. 6.

VERMILLION, S.D. -- A University of South Dakota graduate who wrote for the Wall Street Journal and now teaches journalism and entrepreneurship in New York will speak next month on campus.

Paul Glader’s free presentation at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6, in Old Main’s Farber Hall is entitled, “The Power of Great Groups: The Secret Recipe Behind Silicon Valley and Many Other Success Phenomena in North America and Everywhere Else.”

He is a professor of journalism and entrepreneurship at The King’s College in New York, where he also directs the McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute. He also serves as executive director and a board member ex officio of The Media Project, a non-profit network that provides professional development and training for international journalists.

Glader spent 10 years as a staff writer at The Wall Street Journal and has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post and Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

He received a B.A. in political science at the University of South Dakota and an M.S. from Columbia University in New York as a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and Graduate School of Business in 2007-2008. He is currently an executive MBA candidate at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership at Steinbeis University in Germany, where he also serves as a media scholar.

Glader’s speech is sponsored by the W. O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership, the College of Arts & Sciences and the Political Science League.

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Michael Ewald
USD News