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Annual lecture series focuses on business ethics

by Dennis Brown, Notre Dame News and Information

August 25, 2006


Four University of Notre Dame faculty members will launch the 2006 John A. Berges Lecture Series in Business Ethics on Sept. 5 (Tuesday) with a panel discussion titled “Freedom on the Internet and the Ethical Responsibility of IT Companies in China.”

 

The presentation will take place at 7 p.m. in the Jordan Auditorium of the Mendoza College of Business. It will be moderated by Georges Enderle, O’Neil Professor of International Business Ethics, and will feature Lionel Jensen, chair and associate professor of East Asian languages and literatures; David Clairmont, assistant professor of theology; and Rev. Oliver Williams, C.S.C., associate professor of management and director of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business.

The remainder of the series, with all lectures at 7 p.m. in the Jordan Auditorium, is as follows:

Sept. 18 – “What’s Hot in Business Ethics,” with Nancy Thomas-Moore, director of ethics and business conduct with Weyerhaeuser Corp.

Sept. 27 – “No Smoke, No Mirrors, Straight Down the Middle,” with Robert Lane, chair and chief executive officer of John Deere & Co.

Nov. 1 – “Leadership and Ethics,” with Sharon Allen, chair of the board of directors of Deloitte & Touche

Nov. 14 – “Business and Human Rights,” with Klaus Leisinger, chair of the Novartis Foundation

Nov. 27 – “Integrity Selling in the 21 st Century,” with Ron Willingham, chief executive officer and founder of Integrity Systems and author of several books, including “Integrity Service: Treat Your Customers Right – Watch Your Business Grow”

The Berges Lecture Series is presented each fall by Notre Dame's Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business and Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide.

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