Business ethics the focus of O'Hara Lecture Series

by Dennis Brown

In the wake of the Enron, WorldCom and other corporate scandals, an annual fall semester lecture series at the University of Notre Dame will examine issues related to corporate corruption and how they might be addressed.p. The O’Hara Lecture Series in Business Ethics will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings in the Jordan Auditorium of the Mendoza College of Business. The lectures are free and open to the public. The schedule, which recently has changed, follows: p. ? Sept. 10 ? W. Douglas Ford, retired group managing director and chief executive/downstream of BP Amoco, on “Corporate Ethics: A Value Led Approach.”p. ? Sept. 24? Milton Cole, chief executive officer of Cole Hardwoods, on “Business Ethics in a Time of Crisis.”p. ? Oct. 8 ? Gale C. Andrews, vice president for ethics and business conduct for Boeing Co. (lecture title TBA).p. ? Nov. 5 ?Kay Wigton, director of shared values for Baxter International (lecture title TBA).p. ? Nov. 19 ? Dave Berdish, corporate governance manager, and Rob Frederick, corporate responsibility manager of Ford Motor Co., on “The Corporate Citizenship Efforts at Ford Motor Company.”p. The date is still to be determined for a fifth lecture, by Patrick Gnazzo, chief ethics officer, and George Wratney, corporate ombudsman, of United Technologies Corp.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.

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