Author James Stewart will discuss “The Epidemic of Lying in America from Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff” in an upcoming lecture at the University of St. Thomas.

James Stewart

James Stewart

This free public lecture will be held from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in the Schulze Grand Atrium at the St. Thomas School of Law in downtown Minneapolis. Hosted by the university’s School of Law and the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions, the lecture is a Medtronic Business and Law Roundtable event and has been selected as a Fredrikson & Byron Lecture, in honor of John Byron. It is co-sponsored by the Center for Ethical Business Cultures.

Stewart, the Bloomberg Professor of Business and Economic Journalism at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, is the author of eight books, including the recent national best-seller Disney War. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his best-selling book Den of Thieves, about Ivan Boesky and Michael Milken and the 1987 upheavals in insider trading.

His forthcoming publication, Tangled Webs: How False Statements Are Undermining America: From Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff, explores the breakdown in ethics in the judicial system, academia and business. Stewart also writes “Common Sense,” a column in SmartMoney that also appears in the Wall Street Journal, and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School.

This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested no later than Wednesday, Jan. 26. Read more about this program and register here.