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Dr. Thomas Donaldson to deliver Verizon Lecture in Business Ethics at Bentley College

February 5, 2001

WALTHAM, Mass.- Dr. Thomas Donaldson, director of the ethics program, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, will be the featured speaker for the Verizon Professorship in Business Ethics and Information Technology at Bentley College on Monday, February 12, at 3:30 p.m. Donaldson will address "Ethics in Cyberspace: Have We Seen This Movie Before?" The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Bentley's Koumantzelis Auditorium, Lindsay Hall.

Donaldson has written extensively in the area of business ethics, values, and leadership. Books that he has authored or edited include: The Ties that Bind: A Social Contract Approach to Business Ethics (Harvard Business School Press, 1999); Ethical Issues in Business, 6th Edition, (Prentice Hall Inc., 1999); and Ethics in Business and Economics-Two Volume Set (Ashgate Publishing, 1998). Donaldson is a founding member and past president of the Society for Business Ethics and is a member of the editorial boards of a number of journals, including the Academy of Management Review and Business Ethics Quarterly. He is a Senior Fellow of the Olsson Center for Ethics at the Darden School of the University of Virginia. His writings have appeared in publications such as The Harvard Business School Review, Ethics, and Economics and Philosophy. Donaldson has also consulted and lectured at many corporations, including Walt Disney, Motorola, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, the World Bank, Pfizer and the United Nations.

This lecture is being presented by the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley College with support from Verizon Communications Inc. Verizon companies are the largest providers of wireline and wireless communications in the United States. More information on Verizon can be found at For directions to Bentley College or for more information, contact the Center for Business Ethics at 781/891-2981, or visit the college's web site at

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