Annual O'Hara Lecture Series examines business ethics

by Dennis Brown

The annual Cardinal O’Hara Lecture Series in Business Ethics at the University of Notre Dame will begin with a debate between four chaired faculty members at 7 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 16) in the Jordan Auditorium of the Mendoza College of Business.p. Roger Huang and Edward Trubac will debate Georges Enderle and Lee Tavis on the question “Is Globalization Irresponsible?” Huang is the Kenneth R. Meyer Professor of Global Investment Management and chair of finance, and Trubac holds the Thomas A. and James J. Bruder Chair for Administrative Leadership and is an associate professor of finance and business administration. Enderle is the Arthur F. and Mary J. O’Neil Professor of International Business Ethics, and Tavis is the C.R. Smith Professor of Finance.p. The series will continue throughout the fall semester with five more presentations featuring prominent business executives, all on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Jordan Auditorium, except as noted. They are as follows:p. ? Sept. 30?Farook Kathwari, chief executive officer, Ethan Allen Inc., “Leadership Principles”p. ? Oct. 14?Robert Frederick, manager of corporate responsibility, Ford Motor Co., “Corporate Responsibility at Ford”p. ? Oct. 28?Peg Wynn, vice president of human resources, Xilinx, "Corporate Values at Xilinx (141 DeBartolo Hall)p. ? Nov. 4?William George, retired CEO, Medtronic, “American Leadership”p. ? Nov. 18?Steve Odland, CEO, AutoZone, “The Foundation of Corporate Governance”p. The O’Hara Lecture Series is co-sponsored by Notre Dame’s Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide and its Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business. All lectures are free and open to the public.

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