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  • American Whistleblowers: Essential Voices for Accountability | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    into rivers unlawfully or accounting fraud that deceives thousands of stockholders Most employees remain silent typically out of fear of losing their jobs Others choose to risk their professional and personal lives to come forward with the truth seeking to make a difference by blowing the whistle on unethical conduct in the workplace Deciding to unveil misdoings often requires great courage and reflection on what it means to lead a moral life Each whistleblower has a unique narrative leading up to their discovery of wrongdoing and disclosure notably each also has a unique story about the aftermath The Government Accountability Project s collegiate American Whistleblower Tour seeks to educate the public particularly the future workforce about the important role whistleblowers play in promoting government and corporate accountability and the challenges they face in exercising moral courage by disclosing serious wrongdoing GAP s American Whistleblower Tour by presenting the candid authentic stories of historic whistleblowers provokes us to think about the complex issue of whistleblowing and moral courage in new ways The Office for Religious Life is a co sponsor for this event See photos from this event Speaker Kathryn Bolkovac is a former Nebraska police investigator who served as an International Police Task Force human rights investigator in Bosnia Working for a private contracting firm assigned to support the UN peacekeeping mission in that country she headed the gender affairs unit The lack of proper training provided contractors sounded the first alarm bell but once she arrived in Sarajevo Bolkovac found that things were much worse She discovered that officers were involved in gross misconduct including human trafficking and forced prostitution and had connections to private mercenary contractors the United Nations and the U S State Department After bringing her findings to light she was retaliated against and fired Fearing

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  • Marion Nestle | Advocacy for Healthier Food Systems: From Clicks to Occupy | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Events Lectures Special Events Marion Nestle Advocacy for Healthier Food Systems From Clicks to Occupy Events Marion Nestle Advocacy for Healthier Food Systems From Clicks to Occupy Special Events 7 30pm on Thursday April 17 2014 At Cubberley Auditorium Thu 17 Apr Event Overview From hunger to obesity to industrial agriculture modern day food systems have no lack of wicked problems involving social economic and political as well as health dimensions Although these problems present formidable challenges advocates participating in today s food movements can draw on the lessons learned from social movements of the past to define advocacy goals targets and methods to engage allies and to monitor progress These lessons can be used to improve the chance of success of current advocacy campaigns Speaker Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition Food Studies and Public Health the department she chaired from 1988 2003 and Professor of Sociology at New York University Her degrees include a Ph D in molecular biology and an M P H in public health nutrition both from the University of California Berkeley Her first faculty position was in the Department of Biology at Brandeis University From 1976 86 she was Associate Dean of the University of California San Francisco UCSF School of Medicine where she taught nutrition to medical students residents and practicing physicians and directed a nutrition education center sponsored by the American Cancer Society From 1986 88 she was senior nutrition policy advisor in the Department of Health and Human Services and managing editor of the 1988 Surgeon General s Report on Nutrition and Health She has been a member of the FDA Food Advisory Committee and Science Board the USDA DHHS Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and American

    Original URL path: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/lectures/special-lectures/marion-nestle (2014-09-22)
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  • William Deresiewicz: Excellent Sheep, Revisited | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Course Summer 2014 Graduate Student Fellowships Dirty Leviathan Retreat Postdoc Fellows Fellowships Application Process FAQs Fellowship Experience Research Equality of Opportunity and Education Working Papers Beyond the Farm Hope House Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Events Lectures William Deresiewicz Excellent Sheep Revisited Events William Deresiewicz Excellent Sheep Revisited Special Events 5 00pm on Wednesday April 16 2014 At Cemex Auditorium Wed 16 Apr Event Overview William Deresiewicz will discuss his forthcoming book Excellent Sheep The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life As a professor at Yale Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply His students some of the nation s brightest minds were adrift when it came to the big questions how to think critically and creatively and how to find a sense of purpose In Excellent Sheep Deresiewicz argues that students are world class hoop jumpers meritocratic machines whose capacity to think independently and innovatively has diminished as schools shift focus from the humanities to practical subjects like economics and computer science Deresiewicz will be in discussion with Professor Rob Reich Faculty Director of the Program on Ethics in Society Speaker William Deresiewicz was associate professor of English at Yale until 2008 He is the author of the essays The Disadvantages of an Elite Education and Solitude and Leadership both widely read and studied and is a frequent speaker on college campuses A three time National Magazine Award nominee he won the National Book Critics Circle s Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing for 2012 and the Hiett Prize in the Humanities in 2013 Event Location Cemex Auditorium 641 Knight Way Stanford CA 94305 View Map Share This Email Facebook Twitter Review A slap in the face By Elizabeth Woodson on May

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  • Jeff Raikes: Wealth, Philanthropy, and Inequality | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    on the ethics of adopting different philanthropic models the importance of partnerships the difference between impact and outcomes and the work of the Raikes Foundation This event is co sponsored by Stanford s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society PACS and the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality See photos from the event Speaker Jeff Raikes is the chief executive officer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and he leads the foundation s efforts to promote equity for all people around the world Before joining the foundation he was a member of Microsoft s senior leadership team which sets overall strategy and direction for the company Raikes was president of the Microsoft Business Division and oversaw the Information Worker Server Tools Business and Microsoft Business Solutions groups He previously served as group vice president of the Worldwide Sales and Support Group where he was responsible for providing strategic leadership for Microsoft s sales marketing and service initiatives Before that he served as senior vice president of Microsoft North America Raikes joined Microsoft in 1981 as a product manager and was promoted to director of applications marketing in 1984 He was the chief strategist behind the company s success in graphical applications for the Apple Macintosh and the Microsoft Windows operating system and the creation of the Microsoft Office suite of productivity applications Before joining Microsoft he was a software development manager at Apple Computer Inc Raikes holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering economic systems from Stanford University He and his wife Tricia are the founders of the Raikes Foundation Rob Reich is Associate Professor of Political Science and by courtesy in Philosophy and at the School of Education He is a faculty Co Director of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and the Director of the

    Original URL path: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/lectures/ethics-of-wealth-series/jeff-raikes-wealth-philanthropy-and-inequality (2014-09-22)
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  • Orange is the New Black: The Real Story with Piper Kerman | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Graduate Ethics Research Ethics Course Summer 2014 Graduate Student Fellowships Dirty Leviathan Retreat Postdoc Fellows Fellowships Application Process FAQs Fellowship Experience Research Equality of Opportunity and Education Working Papers Beyond the Farm Hope House Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Events Lectures Orange is the New Black The Real Story with Piper Kerman Events Orange is the New Black The Real Story with Piper Kerman Special Events 8 00pm on Tuesday April 1 2014 At Cemex auditorium Tue 1 Apr Event Overview In her memoir Orange is the New Black My Year in a Women s Prison Piper Kerman recounts the 15 months that she spent in the Danbury Correctional Facility The stories of the women she met while in prison raise issues of friendship family mental illness the odd cliques and codes of behavior the role of religion the uneasy relationship between prisoner and jailor and the almost complete lack of guidance for life after prison This event is free and open to the public Speaker Piper Kerman is the author of the memoir Orange is the New Black My Year in a Women s Prison which has been adapted into an original television series for Netflix She works with Spitfire Strategies as a communications consultant with nonprofits philanthropies and other organizations working in the public interest She works on a range of issues including criminal justice reform Her clients include the Open Society Foundations the Ford Foundation the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and many nonprofits Piper is a frequently invited speaker to students of law criminology gender and women s studies sociology and creative writing and also to groups that include the American Correctional Association s Disproportionate Minority Confinement Task Force federal probation officers public defenders justice reform advocates

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  • Michael McPherson: The Teaching of Character and the Character of Teaching | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    character meaning roughly a set of intellectual moral and prudential virtues Sometimes this is spoken of as if character can be taught in a way that is analogous to teaching say mathematics or French language To McPherson this seems conceptually confused He wants to develop an alternative idea that the development of these virtues is better seen as a byproduct of education done well where education is here understood following Deborah Ball as the deliberate activity of helping learners to develop understanding and skills His notion is similar to although he hopes less stiff necked than Woodrow Wilson s Character is a by product of a life devoted to the nearest duty and the place in which character would be cultivated if it be a place of study is a place where study is the object and character is the result See photos from the event here Speaker Michael S McPherson is the fifth President of the Spencer Foundation Prior to joining the Foundation in 2003 he served as President of Macalester College in St Paul Minnesota for seven years A nationally known economist whose expertise focuses on the interplay between education and economics McPherson spent the 22 years prior to his Macalester presidency as professor of economics chairman of the Economics Department and dean of faculty at Williams College in Williamstown Massachusetts He holds a B A in Mathematics an M A in Economics and a Ph D in Economics all from the University of Chicago McPherson who is co author and editor of several books including Crossing the Finish Line Completing College at America s Public Universities College Access Opportunity or Privilege Keeping College Affordable Economic Analysis Moral Philosophy and Public Policy and was founding co editor of the journal Economics and Philosophy He has served as a

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  • An evening with award-winning novelist Mohsin Hamid | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Leviathan Retreat Postdoc Fellows Fellowships Application Process FAQs Fellowship Experience Research Equality of Opportunity and Education Working Papers Beyond the Farm Hope House Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Events Lectures An evening with award winning novelist Mohsin Hamid Events An evening with award winning novelist Mohsin Hamid Special Events 7 00pm on Wednesday March 12 2014 At Annenberg Auditorium Wed 12 Mar Event Overview See photos from the event taken by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies Co sponsored by the Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program In Islamic Studies Center for South Asia McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society and the Stanford Initiative for Religious and Ethnic Understanding and Coexistence supported by the President s Fund CCSRE Religious Studies and the Taube Center for Jewish Studies Speaker Mohsin Hamid is the author of the novels Moth Smoke The Reluctant Fundamentalist and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia His award winning fiction has been featured on bestseller lists adapted for the cinema shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and translated into over 30 languages His essays and short stories have appeared in many national and international outlets including

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  • Building Spiritual Leadership in the App Generation | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Events Videos Conferences Workshops Undergraduate Ethics Undergraduate Honors Program Application and Requirements Past Theses FAQs Minor Program Awards Fulfill Stanford Ethical Reasoning Requirement EthicSoc Courses Summer Fellowships Human Rights Fellowships FAQs Sample Human Rights Fellowships Apply for a Summer Fellowship Graduate Ethics Research Ethics Course Summer 2014 Graduate Student Fellowships Dirty Leviathan Retreat Postdoc Fellows Fellowships Application Process FAQs Fellowship Experience Research Equality of Opportunity and Education Working Papers Beyond the Farm Hope House Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Events Lectures Building Spiritual Leadership in the App Generation Events Building Spiritual Leadership in the App Generation Special Events 4 15pm on Wednesday March 12 2014 At Center for Inter Religious Community Learning and Experiences Old Union 3rd Floor Sanctuary Wed 12 Mar Event Overview This event is part of the Howard M Garfield Forum the Department of Religious Studies s annual afternoon conference focussed on a theme at the intersection of religion ethics and public life This is the eighth annual Howard M Garfield Forum for Undergraduates Event Location Center for Inter Religious Community Learning and Experiences Old Union 3rd Floor Sanctuary View Map Share This Email Facebook Twitter Bowen

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