John A. Berges Lecture Series in Business Ethics - Erin Fitzgerald Sexon


- 141 DeBartolo Hall

Erin Fitzgerald (@fitzisit) is senior vice president, global sustainability for the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy®, a forum for the dairy community to work together pre-competitively to foster research,  measurement and innovation for sustainability from farm to table. Under Erin’s leadership, the Innovation Center conducted an environmental impact assessment that led to an industry-wide voluntary carbon reduction goal of 25% by 2020. She established strategic partnerships with World Wildlife Fund and USDA. She leads efforts to enhance dairy’s contributions to a more sustainable food system by examining the intersection between nutrition, health, hunger, food waste and environmental impact.

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Lecture: "Citizenship in a Global Age: Personal Reflections on a Political Conundrum" with Horst Koehler, Former President of Germany


- Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

The world is in crisis mode. Be it climate change, international terrorism, migration or the world economy: The ever-growing economic, political and ecological interdependence makes simple solutions by single countries ever more elusive. What is the potential, what are the limitations of national politics in meeting global challenges? What role can – and must – we as individuals play in the face of those over dimensional global crises? If all our actions have far-reaching effects on other people, where do we draw the line between private and public? Drawing on his broad experience as head of international institutions, as President of Germany and as a still-active citizen, Horst Koehler will reflect on these questions in a personal manner while trying to draw some conclusions for contemporary politics.…

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Exponential Tech: Innovation & Disruption on the Road Ahead


- Mendoza College of Business, Jordan Auditorium

The Thomas H. Quinn Lecture: Exponential Tech: Innovation & Disruption on the Road Ahead

By Peter H. Diamandis
International Pioneer in Innovation
Co-Founder of Singularity University
Fortune’s “The Worlds’s 50 Greatest Leaders”

A pioneer in commercial spaceflight, Diamandis will present the coming tech disruptions and their ability to transform industries and solve humanity’s grand challenges.…

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