Author, legal expert will discuss business ethics, avoiding ethical missteps in April 16 lecture

AMES, Iowa – Author and academic Marianne Jennings will tackle business ethics in an upcoming talk at Iowa State University.

Marianne Jennings

Marianne Jennings

Jennings will present “Why We Get Into Ethical Difficulty and How to Stop Ourselves” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 16, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. This lecture is free and open to the public.

In this lecture, Jennings will discuss patterns in ethical decline as well as how to avoid missteps.

Jennings is a professor emeritus of legal and ethical studies in business at Arizona State University. She also teaches graduate courses in business ethics and the legal environment of business. Jennings has written six textbooks and monographs, as well as her most recent book, “The Seven Signs of Ethical Collapse: How to Spot Moral Meltdowns in Companies… Before It’s Too Late.”

She also has worked as a consultant for law firms, businesses and professional groups, including Boeing, DuPont, Motorola, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Hy-Vee.

Jennings has conducted more than 300 workshops and seminars in business, personal, governmental, legal, academic and professional ethics. Her syndicated columns have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, Washington Post and Reader’s Digest. She has appeared on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and on CNBC, “CBS This Morning,” the “Today” show and “CBS Evening News.”

Jennings received both her law degree and bachelor’s degree in finance from Brigham Young University.

The Murray Bacon Center for Business Ethics Lecture is an annual lecture that discusses and educates on current topics in ethics. After seeing repeated issues in business ethics in the news, retired computer executive Murray Bacon decided he wanted to help teach ethics to students in order to help businesses and governmental bodies.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Ivy College of Business, Murray Bacon Center for Business Ethics and the Committee on Lectures, which is funded by Student Government.