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Alfred University President Mark Zupan will return to The Harley School, where he was a parent and served as Board President for several years, for the next Commons Speaker Series event scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Commons Building, 1981 Clover St.

Zupan will discuss his book, “Inside Job: How Government Insiders Subvert the Public Interest,” (Cambridge University Press) released earlier this year. The book examines how government is vulnerable to demand-side capture by special interests but also to supply-side take-over by insider operating for their own benefit at the expanse of the public good.

“We’re happy to welcome Mark back to Harley for this unique and informative speaker series featuring former students, graduates and other school contributors,” said Ward Ghory, Head of School at Harley. “This series will highlight the best of Harley with topics tying into some of our educational themes during this school year.”

Zupan became president of Alfred University during the summer of 2016 after serving as dean of the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School. The Common Series features notable leaders in mindfulness and empathy; environmental sustainability and science; civic engagement and the democratic process; and inquiry-driven exploration. All topics are part of The Commons program for Harley students and families.