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Faculty Seminars

The Bates Family Foundation made a generous gift to support the activities of the Business Government & Society Department.

This gift is supporting the Business, Government & Society/Bates Family Foundation Speaker Series for the current academic year.


Future Visiting Speakers
Date Name Affiliation Discussion Topic




Former Visiting Speakers,  2011-13
 Date Name  Affiliation  Paper Topic 

October 19, 2011

3:30-5:00, CBA 4.304

Brian Richter

University of Western Ontario (Richard Ivey School of Business)

‘Good’ and ‘Evil’: The Relationship Between Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Political Activity

October 21, 2011

12-1:30, Cohort Classroom, GSB 2.120

Jason Snyder University of California at Los Angeles (Anderson School of Management) Reputations and Firm Performance: Evidence From the Dialysis Industry

October 27, 2011

3:30 - 5:00, BRB 1.118

Michael Baye Indiana University On the Optimality of Clickthrough Fees in Online Markets

November 17, 2011

3:30 - 5:00, MSB Conf Room, CBA 6.420

Ronnie Chatterji The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University Do the Costs of Cooperation Drive the Gale of Creative Destruction? : Commercialization Strategies in the Medical Device Industry

November 28, 2011

9:30 - 11:00 AM, MSB Conf Room, CBA 6.420

Timothy Werner Department of Political Science, Grinnell College

Do Private Policies Create a New Politics? Corporate Social Responsibility, Information, & Access

January 13, 2012

9:30 - 11:00 AM, MSB Conf Room, CBA 6.420

Jeff Macher McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University

Firm Size and Governmental Policymaking Influence

January 20, 2012

9:30 - 11:00 AM, IROM Conf Room, CBA 5.204

Guy Holburn University of Western Ontario (Richard Ivey School of Business) TBA

February 20, 2012

12:00-2:00 PM, GSB 3.106

Theodore Gordon

Director and Senior Advisor, The Futures Group

Senior Fellow of the Millenium Project

Interplay Between Ethics, Future Developments, and Decision Making

What Constitutes a "Good" Decision?

March 23, 2012

1:30 - 3:00 PM, CBA 6.420

Jordan Siegel Associate Professor, Harvard Business School Multinationals' Social Outsider Advantage

April 20, 2012

1:30-2:30 PM, CBA 5.204

Raghu Rao Assistant Professor, McCombs School of Business "Do You Have a Nickel for the Environment? Unlimited Consumer Response to New York State Bottle Bill"

April 23, 2012

5:00-6:30 PM, UTC 3.202

Tim Massad Asistant Secretary for Financial Stability, United States Department of Treasury "Confronting the Financial Crisis: How the Government Moblized to Prevent a Second Great Depression"

 February 22, 2013

1:30-3:00, CBA 6.420

Brayden King  Associate Professor of Management & Organizations "Keeping Up Appearances: Impression Management and Social Movement Attacks"

April 19th, 2013

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, CBA 6.420

 Mary-Hunter McDonnell  

Northwestern Unviersity (School of Law)




September 4, 2013

2:30-3:30, CBA 3.202

 Amy Bell  

Executive Director & Head of Principal Investments for JP Morgan's Social Finance Business Unit


Redefining Returns: An Overview of Impact Investing

Student Activities

  • Ethics Speaker Series 
  • Net Impact Calendar
  • Government Regulation & Business Student Group Speaker Series

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