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The Baruch College Faculty Handbook

Ethics Week 2011

Last updated on 3/28/11

Ethics Week 2011

March 28 - April 2

Ethics Week is generously supported by the Charles Dreifus
Ethics-Across-the-Curriculum Initiative.

During Ethics Week, members of the Baruch faculty are encouraged to initiate discussions in their classrooms of ethical issues related to their subjects/disciplines. The schedule that follows lists special events featuring members of the Baruch community and invited guests.

Schedule of Events

Date, Time, Location TBA

Teaching Ethics: How To Start Ethics Discussions and How Not To Snuff Them Out By Accident 
Prof. Douglas Lackey
(Philosophy) will host informal discussions with faculty colleagues on the subject of leading classroom discussions of ethics. Interested colleagues should contact Prof. Lackey: 646 312-4370 or

Tuesday, March 29, 12:30-2:00pm, NVC 14-220

Conducting Business with Integrity in Emerging MarketsProf. Seth Lipner (Law) will lead a discussion about how companies can conduct business in emerging markets without compromising the firm’s integrity. Participants will include Jason Lamin, Partner at Lenox Park, and Michael Buenger, Senior Counsel at the National Center for State Courts. Additional details can be found online at Lunch will be served beginning at noon. Free pre-registration is required: you may register online, by phone at 646-312-3231, or via email to This event is sponsored by the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity.

Tuesday, March 29, 1:00-2:00pm, NVC 8-190

Ethical Writing and Research
One of a student's responsibilities as a writer is to write ethically: to present credible sources, to give credit for an idea or language where credit is due, and to give readers enough information to trace your sources. Doing so not only treats your readers and other writers fairly, but also helps to establish your own authority as a trustworthy writer. This workshop will help you address such questions as: Why are there rules for citation? What are my responsibilities as a writer and researcher? How do I gain more authority in my writing? This workshop sponsored by the Baruch College Writing Center. 


Thursday, March 31, 4:00-6:00pm, NVC 14-220

Presentation of the Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics
Presentation of these annual prizes is part of the college’s annual Faculty Recognition Ceremony, which honors full-time members of the faculty for publications, external grants, and creative achievements. The Briloff Prizes are intended to stimulate scholarship in the field of ethics, with an emphasis on ethics in professional life. Honoring Abraham J. Briloff, Emmanuel Saxe Distinguished Professor of Accountancy Emeritus, these prizes are awarded annually to a faculty member (full time and/or adjunct) who has written an important topical article, essay, or book on ethics, and to one or more students (undergraduate and/or graduate) who have written an outstanding research paper or essay on ethics. 


Thursday, March 31, 6:30-8:30pm, NVC 8-210

Implications of Dodd-Frank on CorporateCommunication Corporations are gaining strength in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008 and the recession that followed. With the passage of the Dodd-Frank legislation last year, they are now faced with new regulations and tougher enforcement, designed to address insider trading schemes (including the rise of "expert networks"), Ponzi Schemes, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations. In addition, the regulations now require a bounty as part of the whistleblower provisions.

The implications for how a corporation communicates internally and externally will be the focus of this discussion with David Rosenfeld, Associate Regional Director of the New York Regional Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and an adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law School. As Associate Director, Mr. Rosenfeld is co-head of the Commission's Enforcement program in New York. He supervises a staff of attorneys and investigators in the investigation and prosecution of securities fraud, including cases involving accounting fraud, securities offering fraud, insider trading, the obligations of self-regulatory organizations and broker-dealer regulatory requirements.

This event is free for members of the Baruch College community. Free pre-registration is required: 973-270-0038 or Seating is limited. Additional details can be found online at (the second listed event). This discussion is sponsored by Baruch College’s Corporate Communication International in association with the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity.

Ethics Week is generously supported by the Charles Dreifus
Ethics-Across-the-Curriculum Initiative.

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Some background information about
Ethics Week at Baruch College

Ethics Week was the idea of Prof. Roslyn Bernstein (English), who suggested at the concluding session of the Spring 2003 Seminar, "Ethics Across and Beyond the Curriculum," that the college set aside one week during which members of the faculty would be encouraged to discuss ethical issues specific to their subjects/disciplines in their classrooms, and departments or programs would invite outside speakers for public presentations.

Ethics Week 2011 is organized by Associate Provost Dennis Slavin (646-660-6504).

See webpages from Ethics Week 2004, Ethics Week 2005, Ethics Week 2006, Ethics Week 2007, Ethics Week 2008, Ethics Week 2009, and Ethics Week 2010.

See videos of some of the events of Ethics Week 2006.