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Screening  |  Inside Job Screening and Panel Discussion

Part of the Crisis! film series

Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 7–9:30 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

This screening of Inside Job is part of the Crisis! film series which takes place on select Tuesdays throughout the spring 2012 semester and explores the global economic crisis.

For more on the film, visit

Using classic and contemporary films and expert commentators, Crisis! engages the community in discussion about the current global economic crisis. The panelists include experts from Buffalo State’s faculty and the community. Audiences can expect a broad spectrum of views, as we aim to stimulate lively discussion and debate.

If you ever imagined that PhD economists from Harvard, Columbia and other leading universities were above reproach and beyond the reach of the financial elite, this film will make you think again. Charles Ferguson’s compelling documentary exposes what happened when America’s most celebrated academics simply sold their souls for money from bankers whose dealings led to a worldwide economic meltdown. This documentary asks some very hard questions of a profession that still demands respect even while it rewards professors who play by Wall Street’s rules.

Admission to Crisis! is free.

Dr. Ted Schmidt, Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Finance
Dr. Albert Michaels, Professor, Department of History
Bruce Fisher, Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Studies

Additional films being presented in this series are:

April 10, Capitalism: A Love Story
April 17, Wall Street

Students from the following Buffalo State courses are required to attend these screenings: Economic System 101, Urban Economics 312, Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECO308), Corporation Finance (FIN314), and  Investments (FIN414)