10 experts to lecture on Managing Differences and Conflict

by Dennis Brown

Anew course titled “Managing Differences and Conflict: A Lecture Series” will bring 10 experts in the field of diversity to the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame between Jan. 25 and April 26.

All talks will be on Fridays from 10:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m. in the college’s Jordan Auditorium and are free and open to Notre Dame students, faculty, alumni and staff.p. The schedule follows:p. Jan. 25 ?“Gender Issues and Careers,” Cathleen Black, president of Hearst Magazines and a member of the Notre Dame Board of Trusteesp. Feb. 1 ?“Faith and Religious Values,” Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of Notre Dame; and Notre Dame faculty members James Vanderkam, John A. O’Brien Professor of Theology; Hindy Najman, assistant professor of theology; and Asma Afsaruddin, assistant professor of the classicsp. March 22 ?“Culture and Society,” Alan Wurtzel, chief of standards and practices for the NBC Television Networkp. April 5 ?“Creating a Diverse Corporate Culture,” Ray Hood-Phillips, executive vice president of Advantica Restaurant Groupp. April 12 ?“Communication and Conflict in Groups and Teams,” Anne Donnelon, associate professor of management at Babson Collegep. April 19 ?“Disability and Society’s Response,” Joseph McLaughlin, partner in the New York City law firm Simpson Thatcher&Bartlettp. April 26 ?“Managing an Inclusive Work Environment,” Juan Johnson, vice president and director of diversity strategies for The Coca-Cola Company

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