At Issue: Ethics, Trust & Transparency

Business, Government and the Case for Voter Concern



November 2, 2011

Collins Executive Center | Crum Auditorium | 7:30a.m. – 1:30p.m.
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

Opening Keynote:

"The Trust Barometer": Why we should care? - Watch Video Video

Matthew J. Harrington, CEO, Edelman

Session 1:

Tell It Like It Is: The Ethics of Financial Transparency - Watch Video Video

Moderated by: Mark Vamos, William J O'Neil Chair of Journalism, Cox/Meadows, SMU
Terry Smith, President and CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
Allan Sloan, Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune

Session 2:

Responsible Business Leadership - Watch Video Video

Moderated by: Keven Ann Willey, Vice President and Editorial Page Editor, Dallas Morning News
Mike Boone, Founding Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP
Kathleen Edmond, Chief Ethics Officer, Best Buy
Doug Levy, Chief Executive Officer, imc2

Session 3:

Ethical Leadership in Government - Watch Video Video

Moderated by: Mike Davis, Senior Lecturer, SMU Cox School of Business
Arthur Athens, Director, Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, US Naval Academy
Judy Nadler, Senior Fellow in Government Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University
Don W. Fox, Director, United States Office of Government Ethics

Closing Keynote:

Earning Trust: A Demand for Ethical Leadership - Watch Video Video

John Allison, Distinguished Chair of Practice, Wake Forest University

The conference will provoke debate on the current state of trust in business and government and how it may affect th e coming 2012 elections. Specifically, the conference will focus on what business leaders and economic policy makers have done, and what more they can do, to ensure transparency in financial reporting and to recognize the interests of multiple stakeholders. Fundamentally, we want to consider what relevant institutions-business, government, and education-should or should not do to affect positive change, financial stability, and, ultimately, economic growth.
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