InsideTrack is Back

Join Pace University Trustee Thomas J. Quinlan III ’85, President and CEO of RR Donnelley & Sons, and President Stephen J. Friedman for an illuminating discussion about the fast-paced changes taking place in media and publishing today.

InsideTrack returns on Tuesday, April 23, as President Friedman sits down with Pace alumnus Thomas J. Quinlan III ’85, president and CEO of RR Donnelley & Sons Company. With more than 60,000 employees, annual revenues of more than $11 billion, and approximately 650 locations around the globe, Chicago-based RR Donnelley & Sons Company is the largest provider of printing and print-related business services in the world.

The evening’s topic, “Coping with Disruption,” will be examined as President Friedman and Quinlan take us through the fast-paced changes in media and publishing as the world tilts toward digital. Hear the fascinating story of the transformation of an entire industry in real time.

Members of the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO), a global organization of more than 4,600 business leaders who are or have been chief executive officers of major companies, have also been invited to attend two master classes taught by expert Pace faculty. The first class brings together a panel of experts and enviro-policymakers from the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies for “Straight Talk on the Future of Our Planet.” Afterwards, WPO members are invited to attend “Megatrends: Threats, Opportunities, Successes, Failures,” an interdisciplinary master class that will focus on the up-to-date issues of globalization and economic interdependency and what the latest issues and challenges are and how your business can deal with them.

“Hosting the World President’s Organization is a great opportunity to introduce the University to an important group of area CEOs,” says Freddi Wald, Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of University Relations. “They will learn firsthand of the exciting intellectual and cultural opportunities available to our students and the Pace Community each and every day.”

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We’ve Got the InsideTrack

The InsideTrack returns later this month as President Stephen J. Friedman sits down with William C. Dudley, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, to talk about our post-election economy.

The InsideTrack returns to Pace on November 29 when President Stephen J. Friedman, William C. Dudley, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the Pace Community sit down for an illuminating talk on the post-election economy. This season’s InsideTrack kicks off bright and early at 8:30 a.m. in the Michael Schimmel Center with a coffee and networking session for Pace alumni. At 9:00 a.m., President Friedman and Dudley will take center stage for an engaging discussion and Q&A session.

Dudley became the 10th President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on January 27, 2009. In this capacity, he serves as the Vice Chairman and a permanent member of the Federal Open Market Committee, the group responsible for formulating the nation’s monetary policy.

President Stephen J. Friedman has served as Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Capital Markets Policy at the U.S. Treasury Department, and Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Equitable Companies Incorporated and the E.F. Hutton Group Inc. He has written and lectured widely on regulation of the securities markets and of financial institutions.

Please register online by Monday, November 19 at

Questions? Contact Verrilline Turner at or (887) 825-8664.

October Opportunities

From a new lecture series in Pleasantville to a Presidential one-on-one, plus jazz brunches, volunteering and more, this month Pace has a number of exciting events lined up for faculty and staff.

Start the fall off right by attending Hard Choices in Hard Times, the first in a series of lectures hosted by the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies. Join a discussion moderated by Pace Academy Director Michelle Land and attended by a panel of experts, including Glenn Prickett, chief external affairs officer for The Nature Conservancy and scholar in residence at the Pace Academy, Andrew Revkin, John Cronin, and Robert J. Goldstein, where they will tackle topics such as green jobs, environmental policy, and smart decision-making. Stop by the Gottesman Room on the PLV Campus on Tuesday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m. to be part of the discussion.  Plus, don’t forget the InsideTrack with President Friedman on October 25 in NYC.

Also planned for October are the Homecoming and Family Week celebrations on the PLV and NYC campuses. These celebrations aren’t reserved for only students and families–staff and faculty are invited, too. In NYC, Family Week starts on Monday, October 10 and continues until Saturday, October 15. Events include a pep rally, several Broadway shows, a jazz brunch with President Stephen J. Friedman, and more. On the PLV Campus, Homecoming kicks off Thursday, October 20 and includes a pep rally, BBQ, football game, and much more. For a full schedule of events on both campuses, please visit

Feel the need to give back? Here’s your chance. The Center for Community Action and Research on the NYC Campus hosts Paint-a-School Day on Saturday, October 15. Volunteers from the Pace Community (including faculty and staff volunteers) will paint murals, refresh class rooms, and brighten up playgrounds at more than 100 NYC public schools. For more information, click here. Up in PLV? No problem. Sign up now to be part of Pace’s Make a Difference Day, where volunteers can work in the community at places such as the Rockefeller State Preserve and the local SPCA. For more information or to register, click here.

And last, but certainly not least, Pace Athletics once again partners with Colleges Against Cancer and the White Plains Hospital as they host several games aimed at raising funds for cancer treatment programs at the White Plains Hospital. They’ve designed a special t-shirt which will be sold only at specified games Each sport at Pace will host one game/meet for this cause, and at each of these games representatives from Colleges Against Cancer, the White Plains Hospital, and Athletics Department will be there to answer questions, collect donations, and sell t-shirts.

Join them on the following days:

  • Wednesday, October 12– Soccer
  • Friday, October 14– Volleyball
  • Saturday, October 29– Football

And don’t forget about all the great events the Schimmel has lined up this fall, included the new lecture series from Professor Janetta Rebold Benton, multiple musical and dance performances, and more. Learn more at:

For more information on these and other events, please visit

The InsideTrack Rolls Out the Red Carpet

InsideTrack returns as President Stephen J. Friedman talks with visionary filmmaker Jim Whitaker to preview his new film Rebirth. Join us as we follow the story of five people whose lives were changed forever by 9/11.

On Tuesday, July 19, “InsideTrack with Stephen J. Friedman” returns to the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts on Pace’s New York City Campus. The evening kicks-off with a preview screening of the new documentary, Rebirth, a feature-length film that combines time-lapse photography of the World Trade Center Site with the intimate stories of five people coping with grief post-9/11. Filming has taken place for the past nine years, with 14 cameras in and around the site recording a frame of film every five minutes, 24 hours a day. The documentary, which the filmmakers describe as an “experience and a unique historical record and resource: a living testament to honor 9/11, and its victims and heroes,” makes its debut in theaters this August and will premiere on Showtime on the 10th commemoration of the events of 9/11.

After the screening, President Friedman will be joined by special guest Jim Whitaker, founder and director of Rebirth, to discuss the making of the film. Whitaker is the chairman of Whitaker Entertainment, which is based at Walt Disney Pictures. He began his career at Imagine Entertainment as an intern and ultimately rose to the position of President of Motion Picture Production in 2004. He has executive produced such films as Changeling, American Gangster, Cinderella Man, Friday Night Lights, 8 Mile, and Curious George. Whitaker is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and received a Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Pace University at Commencement this past May.

InsideTrack with President Stephen J. Friedman brings renowned thought leaders and policymakers to Pace University for captivating discussions on topics that affect us all. For more information, please visit

Get to the “Inside Track”

President Stephen J. Friedman will sit down with the former Commandant of the Marine Corps to talk about the changing face of warfare. And you’re invited to attend.

October 12 marks the debut of “InsideTrack with Stephen J. Friedman,” a series of discussions on current events and public policy issues. The inaugural event features special guest Ret. General Charles Krulak, Commandant of the Marine Corps, speaking from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Schimmel Center on the NYC Campus.

Please join us at what’s sure to be an enlightening and informative conversation and Q&A with one of our country’s highly-decorated veterans, who will give us an look at the concerns the United States military is facing in Afghanistan and around the world.

Faculty and staff interested in attending should RSVP to Jennifer Crespo at, and alumni should contact Sheila Murray at or (914) 773-3103. A reception for alumni will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room.

General Krulak served 35 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and his last position was as Commandant of the Marine Corps and as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He commanded a platoon and two rifle companies during two tours of duty in Vietnam and held a variety of command and staff positions, including Deputy Director of the White House Military Office, Commanding General of the 6th Marine Expeditionary Brigade during Desert Storm, Commanding General of the Marine Corps Combat Development Command, and Commanding General of the Marine Forces Pacific.

During his military service, General Krulak was awarded the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star Medal, the Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V” and two gold stars, the Purple Heart with gold star, the Meritorious Service Medal, the French Legion d’Honneur Commandeur rank, and many other decorations and medals.