Duquesne University Human Rights Film Series Presents ‘Inside Job’
A free screening of Inside Job, part of Duquesne University's fifth annual Human Rights Film Series, is set for Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. in Room 105 of College Hall. The documentary explores the economic crisis of 2008, exposing corruption in the financial sector.
Inside Job, directed by Charles Ferguson, questions the integrity of business and economics professors who are paid to sit on corporate boards, serve as consultants to Wall Street and write reports that support the business community, arguing that such relationships diminish the professors' objectivity and corrupt their mission as educators.
After the film, a discussion will be led by Dr. Matt Ryan, assistant economics professor from Duquesne's Palumbo•Donahue School of Business, and Dr. Jackie Smith, sociology professor from the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to the film and the economic crisis, Ryan and Smith will discuss the ongoing Occupy protest movement, of which Occupy Pittsburgh is a part.
The Human Rights Film Series, which is free and open to the public, is presented by Duquesne's Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. For more information, call 412.396.6415.
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