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The Koeze Business Ethics Initiative (KBEI) has as its mission to examine the role and influence of business in public life, to promote inquiry into ethical business practices and education, and to be a leading resource for business professionals, students, faculty, and administrators who seek to understand the relationship between business, the common good, and a life well-lived.

Upcoming Events

Michigan as a Climate Refugee State: A Possible Future

November 4, 2021 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

This event will be in person and is open to the public; free of charge. With: Keith Schneider, Circle of Blue's senior editor and chief correspondent based in Traverse City, Michigan. He has...

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New Inaugural Executive-in-Residence Program with Dr. John Kinch

The KBEI is pleased to announce that Dr. John Kinch, the Executive Director of Michigan Energy Options, has agreed to serve as our first designated executive under our new Executive-in-Residence program.

Sep 30, 2021

Keith Schneider to Visit Campus

Keith Schneider of the New York Times will be on campus this fall to discuss how Michigan will adapt to becoming an "environmental refugee" state. Time and date to be announced soon.

May 4, 2021

Empathy in Medicine - A Workshop for Physicians

Michael DeWilde presented "Empathy in Medicine - A Workshop for Physicians" on February 17, 2021 as part of the Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics Education.

Feb 17, 2021

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Truth, Trust, and 'Alternative Facts' - The Future of Knowledge in the Public Square

A discussion moderated by Michael DeWilde, with guests Andrew Spear, PhD and Michael Wolfe, PhD.