Ethics in Business: Is it an Oxymoron? A Student and University Perspective, November 2011
Michael E. Herman
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
For Michael Herman, business ethics boils down to a basic rule: "Treat people as you would like to be treated." In this interactive presentation, he will illuminate the value of ethics in business and offer some guidelines for incorporating fairness and transparency into employee, customer, and stakeholder relationships. He'll even explore what higher education can learn about ethics from the world of business. Learn more about Michael Herman...
The Obligation of Knowledge, November 2010
Karen Kashmanian Oates
Peterson Family Dean of Arts and Sciences
What would you do if you knew that the nation’s economic vitality, security, and the quality of life for its citizens depended on a workforce who is literate in science and technology? Or, that well-informed and prepared teachers made a difference in a student’s self-efficacy and ability to learn? KAREN KASHMANIAN OATES will explore these questions and the obligation of the university and its community to respond, to act,and to make an impact. Learn more about Dean Oates...
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Towards a Just Sustainability, November 2009
Professor and Chair, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University
Julian Agyeman is professor and chair of the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. His expertise and current research interests are in three broad areas; the nexus between the concepts of environmental justice and sustainability and, specifically, the possibility of a just sustainability; the extent, complexity and pervasiveness of rural racism in Britain, its linkages to wider discourses of belonging, becoming, continuity, and change in racialised spaces and ultimately to discourses of nationhood; and the potential role of education for sustainability in delivering more just and sustainable futures. Learn more about Professor Agyeman...
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O2, and Climate Change: Technology for a Greenhouse World, November 2008
Dr. Franklin M. Orr Jr.
Keleen and Carlton Beal Professor
Lynn Orr is the Keleen and Carlton Beal Professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering and Director of the Global Climate and Energy Project at Stanford University. Learn more about Dr. Orr...
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Climate Change: Science, Economics, and Policy, November 2007
Ronald G. Prinn
TEPCO Professor of Atmospheric Science
Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Director, Center for Global Change Science
Co-Director, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
Ronald Prinn is a respected researcher with interests that incorporate the chemistry, dynamics, and physics of the atmospheres of the Earth and other planets, and the chemical evolution of atmospheres. Learn more about Ronald Prinn...
The Virtual Orchestra in Search of Human Bandwidth, November 2006
Frederick W. Bianchi
Composer, Music Technology Innovator, Professor of Music, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Bianchi, a noted composer and music technology pioneer, has been a member of the WPI faculty since 1994. His music has been performed throughout the United States and Europe, and his orchestral works have premiered at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Learn more about Professor Bianchi...
Inventor, Physicist, and Entrepreneur
As an inventor and physicist, Dean Kamen has dedicated his life to developing technologies that help people lead better lives. As an inventor, he holds more than 200 U.S. and foreign patents, many of them for innovative medical devices that have expanded the frontiers of health care worldwide. Learn more about Dean Kamen...