University of Pittsburgh
February 21, 2002

Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs Offers Ethics Conference for Educators March 16

Contact:  412-624-4147

February 22, 2002

PITTSBURGH—To assist college and university educators incorporate ethical issues into their classrooms, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) at the University of Pittsburgh is presenting an all-day conference, "Educating Ethical Leaders: Helping Faculty Bring Ethics into the Classroom." The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 16 in Room 2K56 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., on the Pitt campus.

The presentations are: "Ethics and Reality in the Classroom: Thinking Inside and Outside the Box," "Globalization and Ethical Imperative," "Teaching Breaking Issues," "Ethics in Local and Global Environmental Management," "Analytic Techniques for Ethical Reasoning," "News from the Front: Adding Value by Engaging Practitioners," and "Creating a Network: Where Do We Go from Here?"

The conference brings together presenters from area colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies, including GSPIA Dean Carolyn Ban; Peter Madsen, director of the Center for Ethics at Carnegie Mellon University; William Frederick, professor emeritus at the Katz Graduate School of Business at Pitt; William Bostic, executive director of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency; Michael Brannigan, executive director of the Center for the Study of Ethics at

La Roche College; Jim Weber, professor of management and business ethics and director of the Beard Center for Leadership in Ethics at Duquesne University; and Bill DeWalt, director of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

The conference fee is $35, which includes breakfast, lunch, and all materials. The registration deadline is March 8.

For more information about the conference or to obtain a registration form, contact GSPIA at 412/648-7430, e-mail freed@birch.gspia.pitt.edu, or visit the Web site, www.gspia.pitt.edu.

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