Michael Kessler is Associate Director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, a Visiting Assistant...
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Business, Values, and Law: Forging a New Dialogue
This Doyle Undergraduate Fellows course investigated the duties of businesses and their leaders toward the social good, the moral framework of economic activity, and the role of government and law in regulating business and financial transactions. As part of the course students conducted a series of interviews and published a report about their findings.
The financial crisis of 2008 exacerbated an environment of mistrust for business practice in the global economy. Much of the public and the political class questioned business leaders’ commitment to integrity, transparency, and ethical behavior. Many called for increased government regulation to...