Prof. David Schwartz, director of Bar-Ilan University's Social Intelligence Lab and head of the Entrepreneurship Program at the Graduate School of Business, will spend three months as a visiting Professor at University of Canterbury. The university is located in Christchurch, the largest city on the south island of New Zealand, with about 350 000 inhabitants. The Visiting Erskine Fellowship aims to bring international guest lecturers to teach at the university.
Schwartz will partner with faculty at the Accounting and Information Systems Department of University of Canterbury’s School of Business & Law. Established in 1963, the Erskine Fellowship Programme ranks among the most prestigious educational awards in New Zealand and is made possible by a visionary bequest from Canterbury alumnus John Angus Erskine. Erskine, along with fellow Canterbury alumnus Ernest Rutherford, performed pioneering work in magnetic screening in the late 1800s. The Fellowship Program was designed to bring renowned scholars from all over the world to Christchurch, enriching the University’s ability to serve its students and scholarly community. For more details see: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/erskine/