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VT Ethics Week 2021 Events

  • Process Safety Management and Ethics in the Chemical Industry
    • March 30 | 7:00 PM | Virtual
    • Hosted by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers at Virginia Tech
    • Virginia Tech Chemical Engineering alum Rob Walker spoke about process safety and ethics in the chemicals industry based on over three decades of experience. Walker worked ARCO Chemical Company in 1990 when an explosion killed 17 of his coworkers and led to the widespread use of OSHA Process Safety Management regulations.
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Cutchins Lecture
    • April 1 | 7:00 PM | Virtual
    • Hosted by the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets
    • Featured Col. Lee Ellis, author of Leading With Honor
  • Exploring the Ethical Politics of Storytelling in
    • Communities of Struggle for Social Change
    • April 7 | 5:00 PM | Virtual
    • Hosted by the Virginia Tech Center for Food Systems and Community Transformation with the Institute of the Policy and Governance, the School of Performing Arts, and StoryMuse
    • This event featured Shannon Turner of StoryMuse, Kim Niewolny of ALCE and the Center for Food Systems and Community Transformation, Max Stephenson of SPIA and the Institute of the Policy and Governance, and Bob Leonard with the School of Performing Arts. During this virtual Learning Circle event, the hosts engaged with individuals who were interested in the generative quality of narratives and storytelling, as a form of cultural work for social change in communities of struggle. Guests shared and explored examples of cultural community development in communities that have experienced social, cultural, and/or environmental distress, transition, or conflict rooted in historical inequities and injustices. This opened up a critical space about the ethics and ethical praxis of storytelling and related forms of cultural community development.
  • Sustainability Leadership Lecture
    • April 7 | 5:30 PM | Virtual
    • Hosted by Pamplin College of Business
    • Featured Omar Asali, CEO of Ranpak and member of the Virginia Tech Foundation Board
  • Del Alamo/Hogan Symposium on Business Ethics Keynote Speech
    • April 8 | 7:00 PM | Virtual
    • Hosted by the Business Leadership Center and the Department of Management
    • Featured David Goldman, chairman of the Board of Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics. Mr. Goldman’s speech was focused on exploring moral neutrality in a morally complex world. Access his speech here.
  • VT Ethics Bowl:  A Case Competition
    • Hosted by EY, Lockheed Martin, the Kellogg Center, the Business Leadership Center, the Department of Management, the Department of Philosophy, and the Department of Engineering Education
    • For our first annual VT Ethics Bowl, 8 teams from various colleges and departments analyzed cases in the context of ethics, business, politics, and current issues and provided solutions to a panel of judges. Our top 3 teams received scholarship prizes ranging from $250-$750. Congratulations to our first place winners, the Giraffes: Jonathan Falls, Stefan Price-Aguirre, and Clement Mulock!