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​​​​​​​​Upcoming Events

International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference (IVBEC), Oct. 28-30, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

The Vincentian business ethics conference will be hosted by Dublin City University in Dublin, Ireland, with the theme, "New Frontiers in Business Ethics."

The annual business ethics conference attracts leading academics from all over the world to examine, discuss and develop the role of business ethics and sustainability in economic, political, corporate and social life today. ​ ​

Past Events

The Art of Small Talk & Networking, Wednesday, March 1, 5-6:30 p.m., Daley Building, 14 E. Jackson Blvd., Multipurpose Room, 1st Floor

This inaugural networking event had students practicing small talk and networking skills with business professionals and faculty, in a casual setting. Students were given scavenger hunt resources for talking points. The top networker received a prize.

DePaul Business Ethics Symposium and Case Competition, Friday, April 14, 2023, noon-4:00 p.m., DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., 8th Floor

The DECA-style competition offers students an opportunity to receive career feedback from business and industry professionals as judges, and includes a business ethics workshop and awards ceremony. In teams of two, DECA participants present their solution to a timely business ethics issue. Winning teams receive a monetary prize. Congratulations to the 2023 winners:

Team 1: Saurin Shah (Graduate Student) and Damini Settappa Ranganatha (Graduate Student)

Team 2: Alaina Schmidt (Freshman) and Fiker Yonathan Shimels (Sophomore)

This competition is open to all DePaul undergraduate and graduate students, in all disciplines, and no prior business ethics knowledge or DECA experience is required.

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Wicklander Fellow Symposium and IBPE Year-End Celebration

The annual symposium was held June 2, 2022, and featured presentations by 2021-22 Wicklander Fellows Patty Gerstenblith, College of Law, and Heather Quinn, College of Design. Professor Gerstenblith discussed the acquisition and publication of archaeological artifacts, and Professor Quinn discussed speculative design's place in the future of the metaverse.

The Wicklander Fellowship is awarded annually to full-time DePaul faculty who demonstrate an interest in applied or professional ethics as these topics relate to their particular field of research.

Ethics Across the Curriculum

This faculty workshop was held in April, with a change in format to expand the case-writing session. EAC explores trending ethics topics that faculty in all disciplines may wish to integrate into course curricula. Workshops are held in the spring and feature experts leading discussions and activities, and offering a small honorarium to each attendee.

Participants created a common language manual for ethics education for faculty. Click here to download the manual

A Conversation With: Chris Marquis, author, "Better Business: How the B Corp Movement Is Remaking Capitalism"

Chris Marquis, who serves as the SC Johnson Professor in Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University,  discussed his book, "Better Business: How the B Corp Movement Is Remaking Capitalism," during a virtual event. This event was co-hosted by IBPE and B Academics. 

COVID-19 and the Ethics of Legal Survival

The virtual webinar included presentations by Denis Demblowski, legal analyst and attorney, Bloomberg Law; Candice Kline, partner, Saul, Ewing, Arnstein and Lehr LLP; Daryl Koehn, Wicklander Chair in Business Ethics and managing director, Institute for Business and Professional Ethics, DePaul University. View the full webinar

Cannabis Reform: Criminal Expungement and Racial Disparity

IBPE partnered with the Center for Public Interest Law at DePaul's College of Law, to host a forum on issues around cannabis reform and how policy may impact the community, particularly the minority community, through the expungement process, and open avenues for entry into the now legalized cannabis economy.

Guest speakers included Illinois Majority Deputy Leader Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth; Illinois State's Attorney Kim Foxx; and Esther Franco-Payne, executive director of the Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic. Courtney Kelledes, attorney at Rights and Restoration Law Group, served as moderator.

Union League Club of Chicago Lecture Series

IBE has partnered with the Union League Club of Chicago’s Public Affairs Committee (PAC) to host a lecture that focused on important business ethics topics. The 2020 lecture topic included "Elections, Privacy and Analytics."

Union League Club of Chicago Lecture Series

IBE has partnered with the Union League Club of Chicago’s Public Affairs Committee (PAC) to host a lecture that focused on important business ethics topics. The 2019 lecture topic included "Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity to Maximize Machines."

Will A.I. Take My Job or Save It?: The Ethics of AI in the Workplace

IBPE discussed the ethical implications of the future of artificial intelligence and automation technology as we navigate the changes that lie ahead. The panel included experts in AI, robotic manufacturing, and community outreach.

The Maker Movement: Wonderfully Empowering or Ethically Worrisome?

Daryl Koehn, Wicklander Chair in Professional Ethics, led a short talk on the ethical issues surrounding 3D printing, make-it-yourself physical spaces, entrepreneurship and more. The event was held at DePaul's Maker Hub where attendees viewed a 3D printing demo and took a tour of the Hub.

Union League Club of Chicago Lecture Series

IBE has partnered with the Union League Club of Chicago’s Public Affairs Committee (PAC) to host a lecture that focused on important business ethics topics. The 2017 lecture topics included:

IPBE in the News

IBPE's expertise has been featured in a variety of media outlets.


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