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Courageous and Responsible Followers

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Faculty Fellow Colette Hoption explores the responsibilities of leaders and followers. Based on her investigations with recent Seattle University graduate Mary Han ('19) which examined the influence of female caregivers on young adults’ beliefs about followers, Ms. Hoption argues that courageous followership is just as important as strong leadership.
Jun 3, 2020

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Data Privacy and Contact Tracing

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Is it appropriate to track those infected with the Coronavirus using mobile devices? Center Director Jeffery Smith and Associate Professor of Law Eva Sedgwick examine the tradeoffs between privacy and public health.
May 14, 2020

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Caring During Crisis

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Brooke Carlisle, Frank Shrontz Scholar and Graduate Assistant at the Center for Business Ethics, explores how the COVID pandemic has affected business and employees. She uses two examples of positive leadership during this crisis.
May 12, 2020

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Responsibly Navigating the Economic Shutdown

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Director of the Center for Business Ethics, Jeffery Smith, met virtually with David Wasielewski, MBA alumnus and Managing Partner of Din Tai Fung restaurants in the greater Seattle area. They discussed the restaurant's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Wasielewski joined the conversation from Din Tai Fung's University Village location.
Apr 23, 2020

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Ethics, the Marketplace and COVID-19

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Jeffery Smith, the Director of the Center for Business Ethics explores our relationship with a market economy in a time of pandemic. He discusses topics such as predatory pricing, hoarding, competition and cooperation.
Apr 14, 2020

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