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DECA Business Ethics Symposium and Case Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 DECA Case Competition: Daryana Garza (sophomore) and Hanna Scofield (sophomore); Akuei Akuei (junior) and Ngugi Nguyai (junior); Kara Slagell (junior) and Aurora Laybourn-Candlish (graduate); 

The DePaul Business Ethics Symposium and Case Competition (DECA) 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.

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

International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference: "Economic Justice and the Common Good"

The annual business ethics conference was held virtually on Oct. 21-23, 2021, and featured a discussions on "ESG and Benefit Corporations" with Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs and retired Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court, Leo Strine. The panel was moderated by Michael Dorff, corporate law professor, author and corporate governance scholar.

Wicklander Fellow Symposium and IBPE Year-End Celebration

The annual symposium was held May 26, 2021, and featured presentations by 2020-21 Wicklander Fellows Rebecca Feinberg, associate professor at DePaul's College of Science and Health, and Michael Naas, professor of philosophy at DePaul's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Feinberg discussed ethical issues in reproductive health, while Naas discussed the future of work.

Ethics Across the Curriculum

This faculty workshop was held April 23, 2021, and explored 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:

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