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April 04, 2018

Dean’s Speaker Series: Steve Schwarzman

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Recent News & Media

Kenan Institute Welcomes Investor Scott Bessent for Lunch and Discussion with Kenan Scholars

March 15, 2018

The Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise welcomed Key Square Group Founder, CEO and CIO Scott Bessent on Wednesday, March 7, to have lunch with its Kenan Scholars and field questions about hedge fund management, economics education and starting an investment career. More

Transformative Technologies

March 09, 2018

The world is on the cusp of a universal technological revolution, with technological breakthroughs capable of fundamentally altering our world. But which tools in the digital arsenal are the game changers – and why? Albert H. Segars, director of the institute-affiliated Center for Sustainable Enterprise, explores seven transformative technologies in an article in the MIT Sloan Management Review. More

Center for Sustainable Enterprise

The Enduring Legacy of HBCUs

March 02, 2018

For more than 50 years, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have been serving the African American community, providing a firm grounding not only in education, but also in black history and culture. Jim Johnson, Director of Education, Aging and Economic Development Initiatives for the Kenan Institute, spoke with Frank Stasio of The State of Things on the relevance and challenges of HBCUs today. More

Urban Investment Strategies Center

Latest Research

Overcoming the Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Unethical Behavior: An Extension of Integrated Self-Control Theory

May 01, 2018

Previous research has used an ego depletion perspective to establish a self-regulatory model linking sleep deprivation to unethical behavior via depletion (Barnes, Schaubroeck, Huth, & Ghumman, 2011; Christian & Ellis, 2011; Welsh, Ellis, Christian, & Mai, 2014). We extend this research by moving beyond depletion to examine a more nuanced, process-based view of self-control. More