Koeze Business Ethics Initiative

.......              . KBEI Events: 2015-2016........     ........


Director of the KBEI Michael DeWilde will be in Oxford, England this summer (2016) to present on "Social Capital, Economic Diversity and Civic Well-being: Marx, Weber and the Future" at the annual Philosophy of Management conference to be held at St. Anne's College there.  This is further recognition of our work exploring the question of what it is that makes cities and regions not just sustainable but capable of providing well-being.

 The International Neuroethics Society has informed us that our presentation at their 2015 conference, "What (and How) We Teach When We Teach Neuroethics" has been selected to be included in their "Top Abstracts of 2015" and will be published in an upcoming 2016 issue of The American Journal of Bioethics-Neuroscience.  

On November 18th we held a roundtable discussion for members titled "Transferring the Value and Values of Business:  Social Capital, Family Capital, and the Future of Grand Rapids." 

March 23, 2016 we partnered with The Trillium Institute for a public event titled "When Will Doctors Listen to Patients?:  The Promise of Palliative Care"      

The 2015-2016 KBEI calendar began Monday, August 31 as business and civic leaders in Michigan came to Grand Rapids for a presentation titled "Social Capital, Economic Diversity and Civic Well-being in Flint and Grand Rapids."  Inspired by a 1946 C. Wright Mills study KBEI Director Michael DeWilde and UM Ross School of Business professor Jerry Davis drew on empirical data, interviews, and current economic and sociological research to offer views on how these two major Michigan cities came to their present states and how they might face the future.

On Thursday, October 8, (in)famous biological anthropologist Helen Fisher came to Grand Valley to offer a public talk on how biology and gender affect leadership ("The Biology of Leadership"). This is the annual Barry Castro Business Ethics lecture, in partnership with the Hauenstein Center's "American Conversations" series at Grand Valley.  

On Thursday evening, January 28th, 2016 noted author and NY Times writer Russell Shorto (Amsterdam and The Island at the Center of the World) was here to give a talk titled "We Are All in this Together: A Dutch Model for a New Capitalism."    

The Director of the KBEI, Michael DeWilde, gave a talk titled "What Do We Owe Each Other?" Sunday, July 19th at the C3 meeting in Grand Haven, MI.  He was back at C3 Jan. 31st to give a talk titled "Oh You Stupid Monk! and Other Words of Encouragement from the Buddha." 

On Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 he was at the International Neuroethics Society meeting in Chicago to deliver a poster session titled "What (and How) Do We Teach When We Teach Neuroethics?"

Prof. DeWilde's article titled "It Ain't Easy Being Green: VW Is Not Alone" is in the Nov. 16th edition of the Grand Rapids Business Journal.

"Community Bankers: Making West Michigan A Better Place" was published in the December 2015 issue of Michigan Banker magazine.  

The first report from the social capital project, "Social Capital, Economic Diversity and Civic Well-Being" was published in the Winter '16 Seidman Business Review                   gvsu.edu/business         Articles commenting on that piece have subsequently appeared in The Grand Rapids Press, Crain's Detroit, and the Grand Rapids Business Journal. 

Aug. 3rd 2016 DeWilde will be speaking on "Banking Ethics" at The Great Lakes Lenders conference in Detroit.






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