Moses Pava Named Aspen Fellow

Sy Syms Dean Selected to Take Part in 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival

Dr. Moses Pava, dean of the Sy Syms School of Business and the Alvin Einbender Professor of Business Ethics, has been selected as an Arthur Vining Davis Foundations’ Aspen Fellow at the 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival June 26-29. The Fellows were selected by Aspen Institute leaders from a competitive field of national nominees who are leaders with diverse backgrounds and who represent the entrepreneurial spirit, intellectual curiosity and leadership qualities of Arthur Vining Davis, the longtime CEO of the Alcoa Corporation.

Dr. Moses Pava

A 1990 PhD graduate from NYU’s Stern School of Business and a 1981 graduate from Brandeis University, Pava has taught at Yeshiva University since 1998. He has authored numerous books, including Jewish Ethics In A Post-Madoff World, Business Ethics: A Jewish Perspective, Leading With Meaning, The Jewish Ethics Workbook, The Search for Meaning In Organizations, and Jewish Ethics As Dialogue. Pava has published many articles, including Corporate Social Responsibility and Financial Performance, one of the most cited articles in the field of corporate social responsibility. He serves on the editorial board of Journal of Business Ethics and the Journal of Jewish Ethics and lectures across the country and around the world on Jewish business ethics, spirituality in business, and corporate accountability.

For nearly 65 years, the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations have provided philanthropy to American higher education, medicine and health care, interfaith leadership and religious pluralism, and to public educational media for children and for historical and scientific documentaries for national distribution.

Since 2005, the Aspen Ideas Festival has been the nation’s premier convening of leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to engage in consideration of ideas and issues that shape our lives and challenge our times.

“The Aspen Ideas Festival experience is intellectually invigorating and highly engaging,” said Nancy J. Cable, president of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. “The Foundations are committed to investing in leaders who have contributed to their fields of expertise. The AVDF Board of Trustees is thrilled to welcome them as our 2016 AVDF Aspen Fellows.”