The Changing Landscape of Corporate Governance

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The Changing Landscape of Corporate Governance
What does the new Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act mean for companies? The Center partners with Morrison & Foerster to offer a seminar September 14, with special attention to “say on pay” provisions of the act. Panelists include a senior SEC enforcement official; author of the leading treatise on executive and board compensation; the chair of a public company board’s compensation committee; and Center Executive-in-Residence Jim Balassone.
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Twitter General Counsel to Speak

The first event in the 2010-2011 “IT, Ethics, and Law” series features Alexander Macgillivray, general counsel of Twitter. The series is co-sponsored by the Ethics Center , the Center for Science, Technology, and Society, and the High Tech Law Institute, Oct. 5. Full Story »

Ethics and Lobbying

San Jose Mercury News Reporter Karen de Sa and Ethics Center Senior Fellow in Government Ethics Judy Nadler look at how California laws are really made, Oct. 8. Full Story »

Thinking Ethically About Pension Reform

Mayors, councilmembers, city attorneys, and city HR directors met this summer at the Center to explore the ethical issues behind government pension reform. Using this framework for ethical decision making, participants looked at fairness, rights, and other approaches. Full Story »

War Against Corruption

The special ethical challenges companies face when they do business abroad is the subject of this conversation between Center Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson and Rob Weisberg, global ethics officer for Nokia Siemens Networks. Weisberg, formerly ambassador to the Republic of the Congo , gave a presentation on corruption at the most recent meeting of the Business and Organizational Ethics Partnership. (video) Full Story »

A Mosque Near Ground Zero

Do Muslims have a right to build an Islamic Cultural Center two blocks from Ground Zero? Even if they have such a right, is building the center a prudent thing to do? The Ethics Center ‘s Emerging Issues Group discusses the difficult ethical issues behind the controversy. (podcast) Full Story »

Welcome Courtenay Bruce

Coming from a fellowship in bioethics at Cleveland Clinic, Courtenay Bruce joins the Center as assistant director of health care ethics. She will run the Center’s Health Care Ethics Internship for Undergraduates and offer her clinical ethics skills to our partner hospitals.  Full Story.