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Webinar Series

Please join Willem Kooyker Dean Bruce Weber, our benefactor Larry Zicklin, faculty members, and special guests for these webinars, featuring business executives and faculty discussing current business topics. This webinar series is offered by the Office of Executive Programs. 

Understanding Online Scammers and Victims:
A Cameroon-based Study

March 12, 2024 at 11 am

 
Marc Edelman, Zicklin Law Professor
John Holden, Law Professor, Oklahoma State University
Gwendolyn Webb, Associate Dean, Zicklin School of Business
 

Marc Edelman, Zicklin Law ProfessorLarry Zicklin (BBA '57), Baruch College Alumnus

We have all heard the very sad stories of victims of online scams who have lost money, the affection of a hoped-for pet, or even the love of their life. But we hardly know anything about the scammers themselves. 

Who exactly are they? Why are so many of them from African countries?  Are they motivated solely by financial gain? Is this their career path? How do they feel about their victims?  What are the costs to their societies over and above the losses their victims suffer? What can we learn by knowing more about the scammers themselves?  

In this session, Larry Zicklin (BBA, ’57, left) discusses these questions with Alain Claude Tambe Ebot (top left), Assistant Professor, Department of Information Systems and Statistics, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, and Volkan Topalli (top, center), Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University. With an introduction by Zicklin School Dean Bruce Weber (right) and a Q&A session moderated by Associate Dean Gwendolyn Webb (top right). 

 

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Why is Baseball The Only Professional Sport to Have An Antitrust Exemption?

February 13, 2024 at 11 am

 
Marc Edelman, Zicklin Law Professor
John Holden, Law Professor, Oklahoma State University
Gwendolyn Webb, Associate Dean, Zicklin School of Business
 

Marc Edelman, Zicklin Law ProfessorLarry Zicklin (BBA '57), Baruch College Alumnus

Unique among professional sports in the US, Major League Baseball is exempt from antitrust laws, allowing owners to take anti-competitive actions to their benefit at the expense of players, rival sports leagues, and even their devoted fans.

The exemption dates back to 1922. How did it come about? Is it really fair for baseball to have this exemption, while other major sports don’t have it? How has it affected the game and the business of baseball? How has it lasted so long? What are the modern legal and economic arguments in favor of ending the exemption? What changes are likely, or even feasible, in view of the current state of legal cases challenging it?

In this session, Larry Zicklin (BBA, ’57, left) discusses these questions with Marc Edelman (top left), Professor of Law, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, and John T. Holden (Top, center), Associate Professor, William S. Spears Chair in Business Administration, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University. With an introduction by Zicklin School Dean Bruce Weber (right) and a Q&A session moderated by Associate Dean Gwendolyn Webb (top right).

 

 

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