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SmartMoney magazine editor James B. Stewart to speak on campus Feb. 2

January 23, 2012

James B. Stewart, author and editor-at-large of SmartMoney magazine, will take the stage Feb. 2 in Indiana State University's Tilson Auditorium in conjunction with the University Speakers Series. During his presentation, he will discuss the breakdown of ethics that exists in our society today. His presentation is being co-sponsored by the Scott College of Business and Inside INdiana Business.

Stewart features his insights into business and investing trends in his weekly column, "Common Sense," which also runs in The New York Times.

He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Disney War: The Battle for the Magic Kingdom, which won the Loeb Award for Best Business Book and was named one of the best books of the year by Barron's. His Heart of a Soldier was named "Best Book about 9/11" by TIME. His other bestsellers include Blood Sport, Blind Eye and Den of Thieves, the definitive account of 1980s Wall Street insider trading scandals.

His new book, Tangled Webs: How False Statements are Undermining America: From Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff , is a revealing investigation of the perjury epidemic in America, which he suggests is symptomatic of an alarming breakdown of ethics that compromises our judicial system as well as business, government, academia and medicine.

While at The Wall Street Journal, Stewart won a Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for his reporting on the stock market crash and insider trading. Stewart is a graduate of Harvard Law School and DePauw University. He lectures frequently on values and ethics in American business and politics. He is a member of the New York bar and holds the Bloomberg chair at the Columbia School of Journalism, where he is a professor.

A book signing and reception will follow Stewart's presentation, which will begin at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.

Now in its 31st season, the University Speakers Series has brought the likes of Ralph Nadar, Gerald Ford, Sister Helen Prejean, Amy Tan, Nancy Grace, Andy Rooney, Robert Ballard, Carole Simpson, Marlee Matlin, Maya Angelou, Jim Lovell, Garrison Keillor, Bob Woodward, Robert Osborne, Mitch Albom and Andrew Young to the campus of Indiana State.

More information about the 2011-12 University Speakers Series can be found at  or by calling 812-237-3783.

Media contact and writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications and Marketing, 812-237-3783 or