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'What Money Can't Buy' Topic of Ethics Breakfast Discussion

by Lore McFadden-Westwood | Aug 28, 2012

The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace will host an ethics breakfast at 7 a.m., Thursday, September 13, 2012, in the University Center on the DeSales campus in Center Valley. This event, titled; ‘What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets’ will begin with an introduction by Harvard professor and author, Michael Sandel (via PBS video). Our featured guests to comment on this topic and Sandel’s book are DeSales University faculty Joshua Schulz, Ph.D., and David Gilfoil, Ph.D.

Schulz holds a Bachelor's degree in English Literature and Philosophy from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and is a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at Marquette University. Previously he taught at St. Norbert College, the University of Wisconsin (Green Bay), and Marquette University. Among his publications are articles in the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly and Essays in Philosophy.

Gilfoil received his Ph.D. in Management Science from Stevens Institute of Technology and a Masters degree from the College of William and Mary in Experimental/Cognitive Psychology. He also has a BA in Psychology from University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Gilfoil held positions with Lucent Technologies, AT&T, and Exxon as well as Agere Systems in Tokyo where he was Japan Managing Director and President.

Breakfast attendees will have an opportunity to interact with the presenters and engage with others on the topic. Participants will enjoy a buffet breakfast and table discussions based on the keynote address. Registration and breakfast is $25 per person or $175 for a table of 8.

Those wishing to attend can register online at www.desales.edu/salesian (scroll to Ethics icon) or send a check made out to the Forum for Ethics in the Workplace c/o Lore McFadden-Westwood, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA, 18034. For more information, call the Salesian Center at 610-282-1100, ext. 1244, or email ethics.workplace@desales.edu.

The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace is a partnership institution of the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture at DeSales University on January 1, 2006. The Salesian Center for Faith and Culture was established in 2000 to promote the interaction of faith and culture, in a mutually beneficial engagement, through academic initiatives that focus on the authentic integration of social concerns and gospel values.

By its collaboration with the Forum, the Salesian Center is able to extend its mission of social engagement into the corporate world and is able to capitalize on the working relationships that the Forum has already established in the business community. The Salesian Center supports intellectual activity in research studies, dialogue events including public forums and lectures and partnership programs. 


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