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Israeli Businesswoman Funds Endowed Professorship at GMU

By Anne Cohen

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George Mason University has announced that a new endowed professorship has been created thanks to a substantial donation by American-Israeli businesswoman Shari Arison.

The recipient of the Arison Group Endowed Professor of Doing Good Values will work under the purview of George Mason’s New Century College and “will be dedicated to research and education that focuses on the application of fundamental human values to global business and a strong global ‘moral economy,’” according to a statement released by the university.

As the owner of the Arison Group, a global umbrella of business and philanthropic organizations, Arison has been listed by Forbes as one of the World’s Greenest Billionaires in 2010 and ranked on the Forbes Most Powerful Women list in both 2011 and 2012.

“The Doing Good Model is all about making the circles of good grow in the world. It captures the approach of making a positive difference, bringing fundamental values into the hearts of people, communities, businesses, and organizations,” she said in a statement. “This model, and the academic research involved, practically bridge between values and organizational structures, to enable decision making processes to be foremost values-based, for the benefit of society, the economy, and the environment.”

George Mason University president Ángel Cabrera added that his institution was “committed to making a positive difference in the global economy, and this professorship melds perfectly with the university’s mission to create a more just, free, and prosperous world.”


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