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D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership

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COURAGE: A Conference on the Cardinal Virtues

The D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership
Viterbo University
La Crosse, Wisconsin

March 27–29, 2008

March 27

7 p.m. – Keynote Lecture – Fine Arts Center Main Theatre

Nancy Sherman, Georgetown University – Payback


9 p.m. – Reception

March 28

7:30 a.m. – Registration/Continental Breakfast, Reinhart Center Lobby

8 a.m. – Welcome, Reinhart Center Board Room

8:15–9:30 a.m. – Session I, Reinhart Center Board Room

  • Peter R. Gathje, Memphis Theological Seminary – The Courage of Compassion in the Practice of Hospitality for Homeless Persons
  • James G. Hanink, Loyola Marymount University – Courage, Cowardice, and Conscience

9:45–11 a.m. – Session IIa, Reinhart Center room 130

Session IIb, Reinhart Center Board Room

  • Keith Knutson, Viterbo University – Courage and Peace
  • Tom Thibodeau, Viterbo University – Courage in Leadership

11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. – Session III, Reinhart Center Board Room

  • Paul M. Hughes, University of Michigan-Dearborn – Courage and Moral Anger
  • R. Michael Olson, Saint Michael's College – The Soul of Courage: Comments on Aristotle's Psychology

12:30–1:30 p.m. – Lunch, Reinhart Center Commons

1:45–2:45 p.m. – Session IV, Reinhart Center Board Room

Keynote Lecture – Geoffrey Scarre, Durham University, United Kingdom – The Motive of Courage

3–4:15 p.m. – Session Va, Reinhart Center Board Room

  • Gary J. Boelhower, The College of St. Scholastica – Courageous Decision-Making: The Test of Wise Leadership
  • Jeffrey A. Radford, Norton Community Hospital – Having the Courage to be a Merciful Leader

Session Vb, Reinhart Center Board Room

March 29

8:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast, Reinhart Center Lobby

9–10:15 a.m. – Session VIa, Reinhart Center room 127

Session VIb, Reinhart Center Board Room

10:30–11:45 a.m. – Session VIIa, Reinhart Center room 127

  • Joan Henriksen Hellyer, Mayo Clinic – Dare to Care: Cultivating Courage and Compassion in Nurses
  • Robert L. Muhlnickel, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire – Vulnerability, Courage, and Caring

Session VIIb, Reinhart Center Board Room

  • Grant Smith, Viterbo University – A Paradox of Moral Courage: The Tragic Story of Helmuth Huebener
  • Victor Bobb, Whitworth University – Saying HERE!: The Courage of Commitment in Contemporary Fiction from Eastern Europe

11:45 a.m.–1 p.m. – Lunch Break

1–2:15 p.m. – Session VIII, Reinhart Center Board Room

  • Daniel P. Maher, Ave Maria University – Aristotle on Courage, in the Light of Friendship
  • Shane Drefcinski, University of Wisconsin-Platteville – Spirit, Courage, and Philotyranny

2:30–3:45 p.m. – Session IXa, Reinhart Center Board Room

  • Tim Weldon, University of St. Francis – An Extraordinary, Public Vocation
  • Dale E. Soden, Whitworth University – Teaching Courage through the Vietnam War
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