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Darla Moore School of Business

Moore School hosting author to discuss current U.S. political upheaval as the result of disengaged business leaders

August 27, 2019

The Darla Moore School of Business is featuring a talk Sept. 6 with award-winning author Mark Mizruchi about the disintegration in the U.S. of broader business and political collaboration that existed in the mid-20th century.

The discussion, which will be held in Moore School room 136 from 3:30-5 p.m., will focus on the corporate elite’s flagging participation in larger national issues and how it has shaped the current political climate. Centered on his book “The Fracturing of American Business and Politics,” Mizruchi will present his theory that the United States’ current political turmoil and divisiveness results from influential business leaders becoming less involved in the political system over the last half century.

Mizruchi, the Robert Cooley Angell Collegiate Professor of Sociology, Barger Family Professor of Organizational Studies and professor of management and organizations at the University of Michigan, is the winner of prestigious book awards from The Academy of Management and the American Sociological Association. To learn more about Mizruchi, visit

This event is free and open to USC students, faculty and staff and the general public. Advance registration is requested:

Mizruchi’s discussion is sponsored by the Rachel and Jim Hodges Fund and the Folks Center for International Business with The Rule of Law Collaborative.


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