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Program in the Humanities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility: Virtue or Vice?

March 21, 2012

Former Enron CEO Ken Lay

Steven May, Associate Professor of Communication Studies

In the last decade, many business scandals as well as the recent economic meltdown have intensified public attention on corporate actions and the integrity of corporate leadership. Critics have questioned corporations’ impact on human rights, working conditions, pay equity, downsizing and outsourcing of jobs, environmental protection, and political influence in today’s global economy. Communication studies and business ethics expert Steven May will explore the relationship between business and society, corporate duty to the “public good,” and the interpersonal and inter-institutional conflicts that emerge when profits and social responsibility clash.

Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m.

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