Conversation series explores ethical topics

July 3rd, 2011  |  by  |  Published in Campus News

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Series sponsor Will Weinstein

The 2011 Will Weinstein Conversation Series continues with lively discussions on current ethical issues and dilemmas in business, health sports and law at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Topics for the summer series range from fraud on Wall Street to ethics in medicine and college athletics, culminating in a lecture on The Ethical Boundaries of Entrepreneurial Behavior by Sam Zell, chairman and co-founder of private investment firm Equity International, at 6 p.m. August 4 in the Campus Center Ballroom on the Mānoa campus.

Participants include local and national notables. Sessions are scheduled at 6 p.m. in Classroom 2 at the UH Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law.

  • July 19—Corporate Governance and Ethical Behavior in For-Profit and Not-for-Profit Charitable Organizations, with Mary Bitterman, president of the Bernard Osher Foundation and lead independent director of the Bank of Hawaiʻi
  • July 26—Ethics in College Athletics (and how it relates to professional sports), with George Rush, San Francisco City College head football coach; Jim Donovan, UH director of athletics; Nick Rolovich, UH football offensive coordinator; and Dick Tomey, former head football coach, UH and San Jose State University
  • August 2—Medical Ethics, with Rick Fried, founding member of Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks; Jerris Hedges, dean of the John A. Burns School of Medicine; and Scott Sims, doctor of veterinary medicine

Sessions are free, but seating is limited; RSVP through the Friends of Law by email or by calling (808) 956-8478, or register online through Friends of Business. Parking is available on the Mānoa campus for $5 after 4 p.m.

The sessions are eligible for 1.5 mandatory continuing professional education credits for attorneys licensed in Hawaiʻi. Previous 2011 sessions featured Cougar Trading CEO Buzzy Geduld discussing giants of fraud; a panel on the ethics of capitalism; and University of Colorado Law School Associate Professor Scott Peppet and Avi Soifer, dean of the William S. Richardson School of Law, addressing legal ethics.

The series is hosted by fund manager and former securities executive Will K. Weinstein and sponsored by the William S. Richardson School of Law and Shidler College of Business.

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