Nader Will Speak at Ethics Event
September 20, 2007
Ralph Nader speaks on professional ethics and corporate responsibility at the 2nd Annual Ethics Across the Professions Symposium this month. A daylong series of panel presentations, the symposium features academics and practitioners from a wide array of professions, including law, medicine, journalism and business.
Nader, who ran for the U.S. presidency as recently as 2000, has served as a de facto 'corporate conscience' for nearly fifty years. His capstone presentation in the Pacific McGeorge Lecture Hall on Thursday, September 20th at 5 p.m. is free with advance reservations. RSVP to 916-739-7171. Please note: doors close promptly at 4:50 p.m.
Papers presented at this year's symposium, which focuses on the relationship between professional ethics and corporate conduct, will be published in the McGeorge Law Review. Students who attend the symposium will receive free tickets to Ralph Nader's lecture.
The Ethics Across the Professions Symposium, featuring Ralph Nader is funded by the Sierra Health Foundation and organized by Pacific McGeorge professor George Harris.
By Professor George C. Harris, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
PANEL: Mediating Professional Ethics and Organizational Interests
Moderated By Professor George C. Harris
"The 'Ethics' of Organizational Ethics in a Pluralistic Setting: Conflicts of Interest, Values and Goals" by Professor Roberta Loewy, University of California, Davis
"Addressing Ethical Commitments When Professionals Partner with Organizations" by Professors Ann Mills and Donna Chen, University of Virginia
"For You Alone? Dual-Investor Theory and Fiduciary Relationships" by Professor Eugene Schlossberger, Purdue University
PANEL: Professional Ethics and the Academy
Moderated By Professor Gregory C. Pingree, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
"Beyond the Ethics Course: Promoting Mutual, Internal, and External Accountability" by Professor Elletta Sangrey Callahan, Syracuse University
"Shanghaiing America's Best Thinking: Musings on University Corporatization, Chinese Partnerships and Embracing Critical Theory" by Professor Tim Hatcher, North Carolina State University
PANEL: Professional Ethics and the Demands of Commerce
Moderated By Professor John Cary Sims, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
"Commerce and Care: The Irreconcilable Tension Between Selling and Caring" by Professor Bruce Peltier, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
"Emerging Professions: Ethics and Mortgage Lending" by Dr. Kevin Boileau, Co-Executive Director, Ethical Lending Foundation, State of Washington
"Journalism Ethics and the Independent Journalist" by Professor Molly Dugan, California State University, Sacramento
PANEL: Business Ethics
Moderated By Professor Anne Bloom, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
"Corporate Social Performance: Ethics and Corporate Conduct" by Professor Newman Peery, University of the Pacific, Eberhardt School of Business
"Professionals, Business Practitioners and Prudential Justice" by Professor Peter Madsen, Carnegie Mellon University
"The Hollowing Out of Business Ethics: Abandoning a Tradition" by Professor Richard S. Marens, California State University, Sacramento
SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Ralph Nader: "Professional Ethics and Corporate Responsibility"
Pacific McGeorge Lecture Hall
Please note: tickets required for admission. Doors close promptly at 4:50 p.m.