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Past Events

Visit the event pages below to read about past conferences, watch conference videos, browse photos, and more.

 

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J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Luncheon

Conference of the Professions

Delta Gamma Lectures

Public Scholar Lectures

Other Events

 

J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Luncheon 

The J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award is named in honor of the public-spirited former mayor of Dallas.  It is given to individuals who epitomize the spirit of moral leadership and public virtue.  The founders of our nation foresaw that the ideal of liberty alone would not sustain our country unless accompanied by the concept of "public virtue," a sacrifice of self and resources for the public good.  The Maguire Center is proud to present this award to people whose careers should be recognized, honored, and modeled.

 

2021 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Luncheon - Cary M. Maguire

2020 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Luncheon - Ross Perot, Jr. 

2019 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Luncheon - Nancy Strauss Halbreich

2018 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Luncheon - Dr. Bobby B. Lyle

2017 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Luncheon - David O. Brown

2016 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Luncheon - Dr. Terry Flowers

2015 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Luncheon - Lyda Hill

2014 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Luncheon - Gail Griffin Thomas

2013 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Luncheon - Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt

2012 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Luncheon - Walter J. Humann

2011 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Luncheon - Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler

2010 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Luncheon - Bob Buford

2009 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Luncheon - Ronald G. Steinhart

2008 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Luncheon - Michael M. Boone

2007 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Luncheon - Rev. Zan Wesley Holmes Jr.

2006 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Luncheon - Roger Staubach

2005 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Luncheon - Caren Prothro

2004 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Luncheon - Tom Luce

2003 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Luncheon - Ron J. Anderson

2002 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Luncheon - Jack Lowe, Jr.

2000 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Luncheon - William T. Solomon

1999 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Luncheon - Stanley Marcus

1998 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Luncheon - Dr. Charles C. Sprague, M.D.

1997 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Luncheon - Curtis W. Meadows, Jr. 


Conference of the Professions

The annual Conference of the Professions is sponsored by the SMU Dedman School of Law, the Dallas County Medical Society, the Dallas Bar Association, the SMU Perkins School of TheologyThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and, since 1995, SMU’s Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility. Each year an ethical issue of common interest is identified. A noted expert in the field presents a keynote address, and a distinguished panel of local professionals discusses a related case that poses practical issues for law, medicine, the clergy, and other professions.

 

Divisive Times: Trust and Cooperation in Professional Relationships

Crossing Borders 

"Time'sUp" for the Professions? Power, Sex and the Way Forward

Responding to Racial Conflict Responsibilities of the Professions

Coming Home: The Professions SupportingVeterans

Supersizing the ProfessionsEthical Issues Facing Mega-Churches, Law Firms and Medical Practices

Agony and Ecstasy: HowYourEmotionsAffect Practice

Shortcutsand High RoadsEverydayMorality andtheProfessions

Professional Ethics and Social Networking: Like?

The Downturnandthe Professions: Stories ofSuccessful Service

Conference of the Professions - March 30, 2006

William F. May


Delta Gamma Lectureship

In 1992, Lectureships in Values and Ethics, a Delta Gamma program sponsored by the Delta Gamma Foundation, was established by Dr. Paul Martin honoring his wife Dorothy Garrett Martin (Dotty), Eta-Akron in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. The initial home of the lectureship was Paul and Dotty’s alma mater and the site of Delta Gamma’s oldest active collegiate chapter, the University of Akron. Though Dorothy is deceased, the lectureships immortalized her selfless spirit and love for Delta Gamma. Today 14 campuses have established Lectureships in Values and Ethics, with 4 more in progress, and 2 others in the planning stages.  

These lectureships are always free of charge to collegians. University volunteers and employees, as well as, invited individuals in surrounding areas. The Delta Gamma Foundation has great pride in this unique program, which is a prime example of its mission “The Delta Gamma Foundation provides resources for educational growth and philanthropic service for all members.”

DG Lectureship with Lauren Bush Lauren - September 23, 2019

DG Lectureship with Nastia Liukin - September 19, 2017

DG Lectureship with Piper Kerman - September 13, 2016

DG Lectureship with Jerry Greenfield - September 15, 2015

DG Lectureship with Larry Brown - September 30, 2014

DG Lectureship with Travis Tygart - August 27, 2013


Public Scholar Lectures

From the center's earliest years, we have showcased the university's most exciting scholars in our Public Scholar lecture series. Many of the Public Scholar lectures have been published (in slightly revised form) as Occasional Papers of the Center. 

2019 Public Scholar Lecture | Meredith Richards - February 4, 2020

2018 Public Scholar Lecture | Theo Walker - February 7, 2018

2017 Maguire Public Scholar Lecture | Stephen Long - February 21, 2017 

2015 Maguire Public Scholar Lecture | Tom Mayo - October 8, 2015

2013 Maguire Public Scholar Lecture | Robert Howell - October 23, 2013

2013 Maguire Public Scholar Lecture | Ryszard Stroynowski - April 4, 2013

2012 Maguire Public Scholar Lecture | Dennis Simon - October 1, 2012


Other Events:

 

2020

2020 Ethics and Compliance Certificate Program - February 26-27, 2020

Suffrage in America - Spring 2020/Fall 2020

2019

2019 SMU Veterans Day Celebration - November 11, 2019

Love Your Enemies: Arthur Brooks Lecture - October 2, 201

Certificate in Ethics and Compliance Program - February 27-28, 2019

2018

Veteran's Day Celebration - November 12, 2018 

Fall Engaged Learning Symposium - September 28, 2018

SMU Votes!: Campus Voter Registration Drive - September 25, 2018

Faculty Incentive Grant Workshop - April 12-15, 2018

Certificate in Ethics and Compliance Program - February 21-22, 2018

2017

Arc of Service: 2017 Veterans Day Celebration - November 10, 2017

2017 Engaged Learning Symposium - September 22, 2017

Faculty Incentive Grant Workshop - January 26-29, 2017

2016

2016 Veterans Day Celebration - November 11, 2016

Common Reading Lecture with Bryan Stevenson - October 13, 2016

2016 Engaged Learning Symposium - September 23, 2016

Tipping the Scales for Children: From Ethics to Action to Wellbeing - May 3, 2016

2015

Red, White & Blues: 2015 Veterans Day Luncheon - November 11, 2015

2015 Engaged Learning Symposium - October 30, 2015

Common Reading Lecture with Emily St. John Mandel - September 9, 2015

Taos Workshop - March 19-22, 2015

Edelman Trust Barometer Breakfast - February 26, 2015

Columns to Characters - February 17, 2015

Have a Heart for a Vet - February 14, 2015

2014

Veterans Day Luncheon - November 11, 2014

2014 Engaged Learning Symposium - October 24, 2014

Common Reading Lecture with NoViolet Bulawayo - September 15, 2014

Trust Barometer Breakfast - February 26, 2014 

When Life Strikes the White House - February 19, 2014

Have a Heart for a Vet - February 14, 2014

Goals for Dallas: The Impact of Ethical Leadership - February 6, 2014

2013

2013 Veterans Day Luncheon - November 14, 2013

Veterans Day Pin Presentation - November 11, 2013

Family Weekend Care Package Drive - October 4-5, 2013

Public Service Fellowship Presentation - October 4, 2013

Common Reading Lecture with Wes Moore - August 29, 2013 

Why is Death Bad for You? - Shelly Kagan - March 1, 2013

A Celebration of Ethics Honoring Robin Lovin - January 24, 2013

2012

From Your Block to the Boardroom - May 7, 2012

Thomas Hurka's The Good Things in Life - March 22, 2012

2011

Ethics, Trust & Transparency - November 2, 2011

National Security and Civil Liberties - October 22, 2011

A Time to Remember - 9/11 Anniversary Events - September 11, 2011