Dov L. Seidman to Receive Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Graduation Ceremonies - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Dov L. Seidman to Receive Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Graduation Ceremonies

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D., President of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), announced that he will present the Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, to Dov L. Seidman, Founder, Chairman and CEO of LRN. The degree will be granted at HUC-JIR’s New York Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York, 10 East 66th Street, New York City.  Seidman will deliver the Graduation Address to the Class of 2009.


Seidman's book, HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything…in Business (and in Life), was published by John Wiley & Sons.  HOW was named a best business and leadership book of 2007 and a Wall Street Journal bestseller.  He is a member of the President’s Council at HUC-JIR.


Rabbi Ellenson said, “Dov Seidman's career attests to his personal commitment to the vital existence of principled and ethical business practices. His manifold talents, fused with far-sighted idealism and practical sense, elevated him to national corporate leadership, where his guidance and direction have contributed to the growth and progress of business enterprises.  His deep attachment to Judaism has been manifested in his devotion to the vitality and continuity of Judaism.”


Founded by Seidman in 1994, LRN is the global leader in ethics and compliance management and education.  It empowers companies to drive business performance through values-based corporate cultures.


Seidman is a Harvard Law School graduate, with honors, and was an editor for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.  Seidman also earned a bachelor's and master's degree in philosophy from UCLA, and a BA with honors in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford University.  He and his wife Maria live in Los Angeles, where LRN is headquartered. 


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