7 p.m. - Center for Innovation and Growth (CIG)
Peter Wehner, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., will present "In Praise of Democratic Virtues."

Spahr Chair Annual Lecture on Ethics

April 1, 2019

7-8:30 p.m.

Center for Innovation & Growth (CIG)

This Career Catalyst Series event is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested.

Peter Wehner: In Praise of Democratic Virtues

Are there common virtues and ethical principles that everyone, whether in politics or business, can access for individual and common good? Wehner, conservative author, former White House staffer and senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy, will explore that idea.

Following the presentation, there will be brief formal responses by Dr. Thomas Sutton, professor of political science, and Dr. Param Srikantia, professor of business.

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Peter Wehner

Photo of Peter WehnerPeter Wehner is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. He writes widely on political, cultural, religious and national security issues. Wehner has written for numerous publications — including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Financial Times, The Weekly Standard, National Review, Commentary, National Affairs, Christianity Today and Time magazine. In 2015, he was named a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, where he writes a monthly column. He has also appeared frequently as a commentator on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CBS and C-SPAN.

Wehner served in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations prior to becoming deputy director of speechwriting for President George W. Bush. He also managed the Office of Strategic Initiatives, where he generated policy ideas, reached out to public intellectuals, and provided counsel on a range of domestic and international issues. He was educated at the University of Washington.

He is presently completing a book for HarperCollins titled "The Death of Politics: How to Heal Our Frayed Republic After Trump" with a June 2019 release date.

The Spahr Lecture

The Charles E. Spahr Chair in Managerial and Corporate Ethics is the second oldest endowed chair in the country. This annual lecture series features nationally and locally renowned leaders who address critical ethical issues facing business and society.

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