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Berges Lecture Series 2013

The Berges Lecture Series is presented each fall by the Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business and Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide. The series features senior executives speaking on their experiences of the ethical dimensions of business.


Reputation is the Most Important Asset: Ethics as a Key Differentiator in the Consulting Marketplace

by Owen Ryan, CEO, AERS Advisory, Deloitte and Touche, LLP.

September 3, 2013

Owen Ryan

Lecture will be held in the Jordan Auditorium.

Owen Ryan leads the Advisory practice at Deloitte & Touche LLP. He has more than 28 years of diversified professional services experience advising companies in various industries.

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The Notion of Competing

by James Hackett, CEO, Steelcase Corporation

September 9, 2013

James Hackett
Lecture will be held in DeBartolo Hall, Room 141

James P. Hackett is chief executive officer and director of Steelcase Inc., the global leader in the office furniture industry. For 100 years, Steelcase Inc. has helped create great experiences for the world's leading organizations – wherever work happens.
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Greed and Taxes in Business: A Panel Discussion

by Joseph Holt, Brian Levey and Ken Milani , Mendoza College of Business Faculty Members

September 18, 2013

Joseph Holt, Brian Levey and Ken Milani
Lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Jordan Auditorium.

Panel Members: Joe Holt, Associate Professional Specialist, Department of Management; Brian Levey, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Accountancy; and Ken Milani, Professor, Department of Accountancy
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Long Term Principles in a Short Term World

by John Donovan, Senior Executive Vice President, AT&T Technology and Network Operations, AT&T Inc.

September 30, 2013

John  Donovan
Lecture will be held in the Jordan Auditorium.

John Donovan, Senior Executive Vice President—AT&T Technology and Network Operations, is responsible for AT&T's technology and global network including the company's best-in-class mobile broadband network.

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Patient Capital and Human-Centered Development in an Interconnected World

by Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO, Acumen Fund

October 31, 2013

Jacqueline  Novogratz
Lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Jordan Auditorium.

Jacqueline Novogratz is the founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, a non-profit global venture capital fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty.
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Whistleblowing: When the Government Doesn't Like the Tune

by Gary Aguirre, President, Aguirre Law APC

November 18, 2013

Gary Aguirre
Lecture will be held in DeBartolo Hall, Room 141

Gary Aguirre is best known as the SEC attorney who, while heading an insider trading investigation, resisted his supervisor's demands to give preferential treatment to a Wall Street banker. Fired for his so-called insubordination, Mr. Aguirre would prove to the satisfaction of two Senate Committees, a federal court, and three federal agencies that the SEC had acted unlawfully.
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