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Wharton Prof. Tom Donaldson: 'Ethics, Private Equity, Compliance, and Dangerous Currents'

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There is a heightened sensitivity to ethics in the current era. Join Prof. Donaldson as he discusses issues in private equity, compliance, and leadership challenges.

The Wharton Club of Northern California, the Wharton Club of New Jersey, and the Wharton Club of Southern California are pleased to present Wharton Management Professor Tom Donaldson in an interactive conference call!

The fact is that there is a very heightened sensitivity to ethics in the current business era. How are the rise of hedge funds and private equity changing the ethics landscape? How is it that "dangerous currents" can sweep even pretty good employees into bad situations and bad actions? Why is it that compliance systems are often ineffective in managing ethics? What practical things can leaders do to walk the ethics talk? Yes, cross-cultural ethical issues are often mismanaged, but why are they so often mismanaged?

Join the Wharton Club of Northern California at 12:00pm PDT on Thursday, June 14th as Prof. Donaldson discusses these and other issues!

This talk is the next in a new event series designed to allow Wharton professors to share their thoughts on current topics and keep Wharton alumni up to date on the biggest trends in various industries. Our conference call--modeled after the analyst calls that investment banks do with their investors--will be part lecture (the first 15-20 minutes) followed by a Q&A session and a lively discussion with Prof. Donaldson.

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When: Thursday, June 14th, 2007
Time: 12:00pm west coast time
Where: Via Conference Call (Dial-in and pass code to be provided the day before the event by e-mail.)
Registration: No charge for current WCNC members. WCNC Members only for this event. Registration closes at 1:00pm Wednesday, June 13th. (Note: although there is no event registration fee for WCNC members, "seating" will be limited at this event--please register only if you are confident you'll be able to attend.)

About Professor Donaldson
Thomas Donaldson is the Mark O. Winkelman Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he is also Director of the Wharton PhD Program in Ethics and Law.

He has written broadly in the area of business ethics, values, and leadership. His books include: Ties that Bind: A Social Contract Approach to Business Ethics (Harvard University Business School Press, 1999), with T. Dunfee; Ethical Issues in Business, 7th Edition (Prentice-Hall Inc., 2002), with P. Werhane; Ethics in International Business (Oxford University Press, 1989); and Corporations and Morality (Prentice-Hall Inc., 1982). His book, The Ethics of International Business, was the winner of the 1998 SIM Academy of Management Best Book Award.

At Wharton he has received many teaching awards, including the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award in both 2005 and 1998; the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2006, 2005, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999 , and 1998); the Miller-Sherrerd MBA Teaching Award (in 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1998, and 1997). Prior to 1996, he was the John F. Connelly Professor of Business Ethics in the School of Business, Georgetown University. There he was voted Outstanding Teacher of the Year by MBA students and Distinguished Researcher of the Year by business school faculty members.

He has consulted and lectured at many organizations, including the Business Roundtable, Goldman Sachs, Walt Disney, the United Nations, Microsoft, Exelon, Motorola, AT&T, JP Morgan, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, Los Alamos National Laboratory, ConocoPhillips, Shell, IBM, Western Mining-Australia, Pfizer, the AMA, the IMF, Bankers Trust, the United Nations, and the World Bank. He has appeared on the Today Show, the NBC Nightly News, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, PBS, and NPR. His remarks have been published in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, Fortune Magazine, The Financial Times, and Business Week. He serves as an elected member of the National Adjudicatory Council (NAC) of NASD. In the summer of 2002, he testified in the US Senate regarding the Sarbanes-Oxley corporate reform legislation. In October, 2006, he delivered a two-hour address/workshop to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Anan, and the other Assistant Secretary Generals regarding the UN’s reform initiative.

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