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Fall 2022

1. Pierre André (UCLouvain, Belgium)
Title: Should Big Corporate Polluters Pay for Climate Change?
September 30, 12:30 -- 1:45 p.m.
Hybrid Event - AAC 254
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2. Robert Hughes (Harvard University)
Title: Paying a Low Wage is a Harm, not a Benefit
October 21, 12:30 -- 1:45 p.m.
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Spring 2022

1. Marco Marabelli (Bentley University)
Title: Everything You Always Wanted to know about the Metaverse* (*But Were Afraid to Ask): Present, Future and Ethical Implications
January 28, 12:30 -- 1:45 p.m.
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2. Ivan Montiel (Baruch College)
Title: Multinational-NGO Partnerships for Sustainability
February 11, 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
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3. Kristin Smith-Crowe (Boston University)
Title: Out with the Racists: Ostracism is More Likely in Response to Racism Compared to Other Kinds of Moral Violations
March 25, 12:30 -- 1:45 p.m.
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Zoom event

4. Aine Donovan (Dartmouth College)
Title: The Ethics of Deception in Business: When, if ever, is it morally acceptable to deceive a client or consumers?
April 8, 12:30 -- 1:45 p.m.
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5. Jill Brown (Bentley University)
Title: The Fork in the Road for Social Enterprises
April 29, 12:30 -- 1:45 p.m.
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Fall 2021

1. Gus Skorburg (University of Guelph)
Room 254, Adamian Academic Building OR Zoom
Title: Human Rights, Human Resources, and Hiring Algorithms
September 17, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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2. Helen Meldrum (Bentley University)
Title: Remembering Larry Kohlberg
October 22, 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
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3. Michael Kates (Saint Joseph's University)
Room 254, Adamian Academic Building OR Zoom
Title: Sweatshops, Exploitation, and the Non-Worseness Claim
November 12, 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
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Spring 2021

1. Laurel Steinfield (Bentley University) and Maureen Bourassa (University of Saskatchewan)
Title: The Social Impact of Stakeholder Engagements: A Community-Centric Perspective
January 20, 2021, 2:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

2. Miguel Alzola (Fordham University)
Title: When Is Blame Appropriate (And When It Is Not) in the Workplace?
February 16, 2021, 2:00 -- 3:20 PM

3. Josh Simons (Harvard University)
Title: Regulating Informational Infrastructure: Are Facebook and Google Utilities for Democracy?
Co-hosted by the Ethics Institute at Northeastern University
Sponsored by the State Street Foundation
March 10, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

4. John Basl (Northeastern University) Jeff Behrends (Harvard University) and David Gray Grant (University of Texas, San Antonio)
Title: What We Owe to Decision Subjects: Beyond Transparency and Explanation in Automated Decision-Making?
April 6, 2021, 2:00 -- 3:20 PM

Fall 2020

1.  Sami Ghaddar (Bentley University)
Title: The Influence of Director Age on Corporate Social Performance: A Quantile Regression Approach
October 6, 2:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

2.  Erica Steckler (UMass Lowell)
Title: The Elephant in the Room: Corporate Social Underachievement in Developing Economies
November 4, 2:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

3.  Ellen Cobb (SAI Global)
Title: Workplace Psychosocial Risks: The Importance of Their Management for the Ethical US Employer
December 2, 2:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m

Additional information on the time, location, and options for online participation will be announced for these talks when available.

Spring 2020

1.  Aaron Ancell, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Bentley University
Topic: Who Knows What? Corporate Responsibility in the 21st-Century   Regulatory State
Tuesday, January 14, 2:00  -- 3:20 PM
Location: AAC 254

2.  Tobey Scharding, Visiting Assistant Professor, Rutgers Business School
Topic: Trust, Trustworthiness, and Cryptocurrencies
Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 2:00 -- 3:20 PM
Location: AAC 254

3.  Gunnar Babcock, doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University at Albany and adjunct instructor of philosophy at Hartwick College and Marist College. Talk to be held in collaboration with the Health TLN
Topic: Can you own a species?
February 11, 2020, 2:00 -- 3:20 PM
Location: SMI 201

4.  Danny Shahar, Assistant Professor of Philosophy--Research, University of New Orleans
Topic: Living in Harm's Way: When Are Victims Responsible?
Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 2:00 -- 3:20 PM
Location: Wilder Pavilion