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Verizon Lectureship

Upcoming: Ciulla
Past Speakers: DEF| FreemanHicks/Waddock | Hanson Goodpaster | Werhane | Gnazzo | Boatright | Brenkert | Moore | White | Johnson | Kidder | Bowie | Daly | Mason | DonaldsonHartman | DeGeorge

The idea of launching a visiting professorship in business ethics stems from the University's mission "to create new knowledge within and across business and the arts and sciences and to educate creative, ethical, and socially responsible organizational leaders." A great synergy has emerged between Bentley and Verizon through this lecture series that explodes the cutting edge thinking from some of the most insightful and authoritative experts in the field of business ethics.

Educating the whole person necessarily includes exposing our students to the concepts of ethics. We firmly believe that business ethics will play a critical role in their future careers. One way in which the center builds their ethical knowledge base and promotes ethical business conduct is by hosting educational initiatives such as their Verizon Visiting Professorship in Business Ethics and Information Technology.

Through the generous support of Verizon Communications, Inc., we are able to advance the Hoffman Center’s work with this unique and valuable professorship.

About Verizon
The Visiting Professorship in Business Ethics at Bentley University is funded with the generous support of Verizon.

Verizon  Communications  Inc.,  headquartered in  New  York,  is a  global  leader  in  delivering  broadband  and  other  wireless and  wireline  communications  services.  Verizon Wireless operates America’s  largest  and  most  reliable  wireless  network with  more  than  101  million  retail  connections  nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network.  A  Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 178,300 and in 2012 generated revenues of nearly $116 billion.

November 14-16, 2017
Why Is It So Difficult to Be an Ethical Leader?
Dr. Joanne B. Ciulla
Professor of Management & Global Business at Rutgers Business School
Video of Lecture

November 1, 2016
Responsible Capitalism: Business for the 21st Century
R. Edward Freeman
University Professor & Olsson Professor of Business Administration;
Academic Dir. of Bus. Roundtable, Institute for Corp. Ethics & 
Academic Dir. of Institute for Bus. in Society, Darden School, University of Virginia
Lecture Monograph
Video of Lecture

November 9, 2015
Dignity, Wisdom, and Tomorrow's Ethical Business Leaders
Donna Hicks
Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
Sandra Waddock
Galligan Chair of Strategy, Carroll School of Management
Scholar of Corporate Responsibility and Professor of Management, Boston College
Lecture Monograph
Video of Lecture

February 3, 2014
The Six Ethical Dilemmas of Every Professional Career
Kirk O. Hanson
Executive Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and John Courtney Murray SJ University Professor, Santa Clara University
Lecture Monograph
Video of Lecture

February 4, 2013
Tenacity: The American Pursuit of Corporate Responsibility
Kenneth E. Goodpaster
Koch Endowed Chair in Business Ethics, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business
Lecture Monograph
Video of Lecture

February 6, 2012
Globalization and its Challenges for Business in the 21st Century
Patricia Werhane
The Wicklander Chair of Business Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and Managing Director of the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics at DePaul University
Lecture Monograph
Video of Lecture

February 7, 2011
The Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer: A Test of Endurance
Patrick J. Gnazzo
Former Chief Ethics, Risk & Compliance Officer at CA Technologies and former Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer at UTC
Lecture Monograph
Video of Lecture

February 8, 2010
Ethics of Risk Management in the Information Age
John R. Boatright, PhD
Raymond C. Baumhart, S.J., Professor of Business Ethics, Graduate School of Business
Director, Graduate Certificate Program in Business Ethics, Loyola University, Chicago
Lecture Monograph
Video of Lecture 

February 9, 2009
Corporate Control of Information:Ethical Challenges and Dilemmas
George Brenkert, PhD
Director, Georgetown University’s Business Ethics Institute and Professor of Business Ethics, McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
Lecture Monograph
Video of Lecture

February 11, 2008
Your E-mail Trail: Where Ethics meets Forensics
Jennifer M. Moore, JD, PhD
Member, Epstein Becker & Green P.C., New York, N.Y.
Lecture Monograph
Video of Lecture

February 12, 2007
Data, Dollars and the Unintentional Subversion of Human Rights
Thomas I. White, PhD
Hilton Professor of Business Ethics, Director of the Center
for Ethics and Business, Loyola Marymount University
Lecture Monograph
Video of Lecture

February 13, 2006
Corporate Excellence, Ethics and the Role of IT
Deborah G. Johnson
Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics and Department Chair,
Department of Science, Technology and Society, University of Virginia
Lecture Monograph

February 7, 2005
Moral Courage, Digital Distrust: Ethics in a Troubled World
Rushworth M. Kidder, PhD
Founder and President, Institute of Global Ethics
Lecture Monograph
Video of Lecture

March 29, 2004
Information Technology and Intellectual Property
Norman E. Bowie
Elmer L. Andersen Chair in Corporate Responsibility
Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Lecture Monograph
Video of Lecture

March 31, 2003
Reply, Delete ... or Relate? IT’s Human Dimension
Francis J. Daly
Corporate Director, Ethics and Business Conduct, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Lecture Monograph
Video of Lecture

April 1, 2002
Leadership, Ethics, and the Information Imperative
Richard O. Mason
Carr P. Collins Distinguished Professor of Management Information Sciences and Director of the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility
Lecture Monograph
Video of Lecture

February 5, 2001
Ethics in Cyberspace: Have We Seen This Movie Before?
Thomas Donaldson
Mark O. Winkelman Professor at the Wharton
School of the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Wharton Ethics Program
Lecture Monograph
Video of Lecture

February 28, 2000
Technology and Ethics: Privacy in the Workplace
Laura P. Hartman, PhD
Grainger Chair of Business Ethics at the University of Wisconsin
Lecture Monograph
Video of Lecture

March 22, 1999
Business Ethics and the Information Age
Richard T. DeGeorge, PhD
University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Business Administration,
Director of the International Center for Ethics in Business at the University of Kansas
Lecture Monograph
Video of Lecture

Sponsored by the W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University, through the generous support of Verizon Corporation (formerly Bell Atlantic and NYNEX).

For further information, contact the W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics at 781.891.2981.