Three Baruch Faculty Members, Two Students Win 2019 Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics
April 23, 2020
The 2019 Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics were awarded to three Baruch College faculty members, as well as an undergraduate and graduate student. The Briloff Prizes are funded by a gift from alumnus Charles R. Dreifus (’66, MBA ’73) in honor of the late Abraham J. Briloff, Emanuel Saxe Distinguished Professor of Accountancy Emeritus.
Briloff Faculty Winners from the Zicklin, Marxe, and Weissman Schools
Faculty members from all three schools—Marxe, Weissman, and Zicklin—are recipients of this year’s Briloff prize: Lauren E. Aydinliyim, assistant professor, Zicklin School of Business’ Narendra Paul Loomba Department of Management; Don Waisanen, associate professor, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs; and Paul Butterfield, adjunct member from the Department of Philosophy, Weissman School of Arts and Sciences.
Aydinliyim won for her essay, “The Case for Ethical Non-Compete Agreements Executives Versus Sandwich Makers,” which has been submitted for publication. Waisanen was honored for the first chapter of his forthcoming book, Improv for Democracy: How to Bridge Differences and Develop the Communication and Leadership Skills Our World Needs (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2021). Butterfield received the prize for his philosophical essay, “Focusing on the Gap: A Better Approach to the Morality of Humor.”
Each of the faculty award winners received $750.
Student Winners in Political Science and I/O Psychology
Samta Abrole (’20), a senior majoring in political science and minoring in English, won the Briloff award for “United Nations’ International Accountability: Peacekeeping Forces’ Sexual Abuse Crimes,” a paper she wrote for Professor Alexander Panayotov’s class on global governance and institutions.
Graduate student Joshua Nagel, enrolled in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology PhD. program, was honored for his paper, “When do stretch goals, outcome framing, and incentive structures lead to unintended consequences? Tradeoffs between task performance and ethical behavior.”
Abrole and Nagel received $500 each in prize winnings.
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